crossboundaries architects

Berlin | Beijing | Since 2005

crossboundaries architects
Berlin | Beijing
Schwedter Str. 267, 10119 Berlin, Deutschland, +49 30 8189 4041, Nanlishi Road No. 66 Canway Bldg., 16th floor, studio 1611 100045 Bejiing, China (People's Republic of)

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crossboundaries architects
Hao Dong, MArch

Hao Dong holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. In 2003, he returned to China and started practicing and teaching after living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years. Besides working in one of the biggest state-owned design enterprises, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) since 2003, in 2005 Hao Dong co-founded the practice crossboundaries architects, based in Berlin and Beijing. He is regularly teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Beijing University.

Olaf Pfeifer, MArch

Olaf Pfeifer holds a Diploma degree in Architecture from the Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin) and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. After studying and practicing in the United States he returned to Berlin in 2002. He then worked for Sauerbruch and Hutton Architects, Meyer, Ernst and Partners and raumzeit architects. In the beginning of 2005 he co-founded crossboundaries architects and is partner in charge of the Berlin office. Since March 2005 he is also Assistant Professor at the Chair of Design and Architecture Theory at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He received a number of national and international awards and fellowships, i.e. the Fulbright Grant for Mutual Understanding for studying in the United States.

Binke Lenhardt, MArch

Binke Lenhardt holds a Diploma degree in Architecture from the University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund, Germany and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. After studying and practicing in Europe and the United States for 6 years, she moved to Beijing in 2003. Today she works as a consultant for the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) and is also co-founder of crossboundaries architects, established in 2005. Binke Lenhardt is regularly teaching architectural design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and at Beijing University. She received a number of international awards and fellowships, i.e. the Fulbright Grant for Mutual Understanding and the DAAD Graduate Scholarship for study and work in China.

Profile

crossboundaries architects is a young, Berlin and Beijing based team of international architects aimed at linking the professional and design experience of trained architects and consultants to the challenging possibilities of the prospering Chinese economy as well as to millennia of Chinese cultural heritage and the lively, multifaceted Chinese culture. Our goal is to develop high-quality solutions, derived from Chinese culture and architectural needs, based on western know-how and experience.
While continuing to be active in the area of architectural design in China, crossboundaries architects have begun to vigorously explore and participate in culture-exchanging research, programs and art exhibitions, in order to enrich its practice. As the name indicates, crossboundaries architects stay in an elaborated contemporary definition of architectural practice with a broad view that looks beyond.

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crossboundaries architects
Nanlishi Road No. 66
Canway Bldg., 16th floor, studio 1611
100045 Bejiing, China
Phone +86 10 64012553
Fax +86 10 8802 1020