Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture Series

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the RAIC Foundation have launched a video series featuring lectures given by Li Xiaodong, winner of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The lectures are part of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture Series, and the Toronto lecture was generously sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects.

The new video series features the talks Li gave in Toronto on October 29th and in Montreal on November 2nd. In the lectures, he shares with audiences his views on China’s rapid urbanization as well as his personal path toward “reflexive regionalism” in architecture. He also describes a vision for sustainable development in rural areas to offset the influx into cities.

Li received the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize in 2013 for Liyuan Library, on the outskirts of Beijing, China.


[New] Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture Series - Montreal

November 2, 2015

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[New] Moriyama RAIC International Prize Illumination Lecture - Toronto

October 29, 2015

Media Release: https://raic.org/news/moriyama-raic-international-prize-illumination-lec...

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The Story of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize

This lecture describes the development of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize and the inaugural winning project, Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China by Atelier Li Xiaodong.

Architect Raymond Moriyama FRAIC, RAIC College of Fellows Chancellor Barry Johns, FRAIC, and designer Wei Yew outlined the story on January 8, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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INDEX
Introduction
2:00 Student scholarships
2:40 Lecture format
4:50 Terms of Reference
9:05 Raymond Moriyama
31:23 Wei Yew and the sculpture
45:10 Jury and comments
48:20 Liyuan Library
1:04:55 Video
1:09:20 Conclusion

The 2014 Moriyama RAIC International prizewinner, Li Xiaodong, delivered two lectures in Canada last fall. In future, the RAIC intends to produce a regular lecture series to highlight prizewinners, as well as the significance and vision of this preeminent Canadian award for architectural excellence.