Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum

Atelier Alter Architects


Atelier Alter Architects was founded in 2009. Its partners, Yingfan Zhang and Xiaojun Bu, have degrees from Harvard, Tsinghua and Cooper Union. Alter has always maintained a high passion for exploring the boundaries of contemporary architectural language, and has tried to place itself in the role of an practice, who is nor limited within the discussion of construction and space in small buildings, neither is squared in the discussion of Chineseness. Rather, Alter is undertaking the challenge of greater social responsibility by creating larger architecture with complexity. Being actively participating social changes, Alter’s completed projects are mostly related to cultural and community buildings, such as Qujing Culture Center, BIT Sport Center, Yingliang Stone Archive and Yingliang Fossil Museum. These projects are very time consuming and need for accurate control of social coordination. The quality of completion, the social value being addressed, the technical challenges and advance made are very rare among international young architects. Alter has also received extensive social attention and recognition, such as the German Design Award, the Best Of the Year Award, and the AIA Shanghai Honor Award. At present, we are trying our best to advance into the territory of establishing a unique architectural language, and we are committed to creating the image of Chinese architects in an international perspective.

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