The building of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) was designed by the Beijing-based architect Gerald Szeto 司徒佐 of Mo Atelier Szeto Architects in conjunction with the Canberra firm Munns Sly Moore in Lyneham. The new home of the Centre has already garnered a number of awards. In the ACT Architecture Awards for 2014 announced in June it was named:
Winner: Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture
Winner: Art in Architecture Award
Commendation: INLITE Light in Architecture Prize
It will now progress to the 2014 National Architecture Awards, to be announced in Darwin on 6 November.
For an overview of the building and some of its early uses, see here, or download this PDF: Scenes at the Centre 中心十景. The video below offers a tour of the building, together with interviews with the founding director of the Centre and some of the scholars working there. See also ‘1-5 May 2014: A Building, Two Films, an Exhibition, Two Lectures, a Podcast and Two Performances‘.
Direction and production: Markuz Wernli
Camera and editing: Jimmy Walsh
Featured scholars: Geremie R. Barmé, Ying Qian, Rowena Ebsworth, Elisa Nesossi and Luigi Tomba