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From Superman to the Common Man: A Sustainable Approach of Beijing 2022

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July 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am UTC+8

The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) will be held from July 4 to July 10, themed “A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development“. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.

One of the important components of the GSS is the “GSS Masterclass“. This Year, we have invited distinguished professors and experts from different schools and institutions of Tsinghua University to share their frontier insights with our GSS participants. GSS Masterclasses will be broadcast live both on GSS official website and XuetangX. Please stay tuned! 

Starting with the concept of “white elephants”, this lecture will introduce that how the planning and design can contribute to the sustainability of Winter Olympic venues. It will focus on the Shougang Big Air and the National Ski Jumping Centre “Snow Ruyi” as examples of how objective data from modern ergonomic measurements can inform design interventions.

Time: July 5th, 09:00-10:00, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/20220704summerintl/20220704summer/12259630/21928978

Zhang Li
Dean and Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.


Zhang Li is the Dean, Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Vice Principal THADI, Tsinghua University, China. He founds the award-winning design laboratory TeamMinus in THADI. In late 2021, he has been elected to the Hall of National Masters in Survey, Engineering and Design.

Zhang Li is currently a Council Member [Region IV] of UIA, a standing board member of the Architectural Society of China, and the Editor-in-Chief of the leading Chinese magazine World Architecture.

Zhang Li’s is the founder and a main advocator of Urban Ergonomics, an inter-disciplinary domain focusing on human body and space, and the design of active urban spaces.

Tsinghua University School of Architecture was transformed in 1988 from the former Department of Architecture which was established by Prof. LIANG Sicheng in October 1946.

Currently, it is composed of four departments, nine research institutes, three professional practical sites, and three ministerial laboratories. In addition, the Institute of Architectural & Urban Studies, the Center for Human Settlements, and the Research Center of Building Energy-Saving affiliated to Tsinghua University are also located in the School of Architecture.


July 5, 2022
9:00 am – 10:00 am UTC+8
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