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Mr Lin, Chun-han John 林君翰

Title:
Associate Professor

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Mr Lin, Chun-han John 林君翰

Title:
Associate Professor

Also Cited As:
Lin, J
Lin, John

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtBArch
Biography

John Lin is an architect based in Hong Kong and currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong. He was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the US. After studying in both the Art and Engineering programs at The Cooper Union in New York City, he received a professional degree in Architecture in 2002. His current research concerns the process of urbanization in rural China with a focus on the sustainable development of Chinese villages. His current projects include the design of several school buildings, a village community center, a hospital and a sustainable house prototype in China. Located in rural areas of Shaanxi, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan and Guangdong provinces they integrate local and traditional construction practices with contemporary sustainable technologies. The projects coordinate between Chinese and Hong Kong universities, education bureaus, ministries of construction, and local governments along with NGO’s and charity organizations. His research and work has been published widely and exhibited in various places including the Architecture Park (Kolonihaven) at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen 2004, the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2007 and 2009, the Beijing Architecture Biennale 2008 and at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2008 and 2010. He has received two AR Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2009 and 2010 for his Qinmo Village School and Taiping Bridge Renovation projects. He has taught previously at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at The University of Hong Kong. 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2012-05-01Winner, House For All Seasons: WA Chinese Architecture Award
Research Achievement
2012-04-01Knowledge Exchange Award, Taiping Bridge Renovation: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2012-12-01Highly Commended: Tongjiang Primary School: Recycled Brick School: AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture, London
Research Achievement
2013-11-01Icon Awards 2013, Emerging Architectural Practice of the Year Award: Icon magazine
Research Achievement
2010-11-01Taiping Bridge Renovation, Highly Commended: AR Awards for Emerging Architecture, International Competition
Research Achievement
2012-06-012nd Place Project of the Year, House For All Seasons,: The European Union and Architecture of Israel
Research Achievement
2007-03-011st Prize, "Paper Lantern Bridge": Wanchai District Council and Hong Kong Arts Center "Bridging Arts" Public Art Design Competition, Winning Entry
Research Achievement
2011-09-01Merit Award, Taiping Bridge Renovation: Design For Asia, International Design Competition
Research Achievement
2007-04-011st Prize, Qinmo Primary School: Biodynamic School Design Competition, Green Field Foundation
Others
2010-12-01Honorable mention, Qinmo Village Project: Urbaninform International Competition 2010, The Architecture of Social Investment
Research Achievement
2014-07-01Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival under the Small Projects category for 'The Pinch', Library and Community Center: World Architecture Festival (WAF) 1 - 3 October 2014 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Research Achievement
2006-09-01Honorable Mention: Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition
Others
2011-06-01Certificate of Excellence for Heritage, Taiping Bridge Renovation Project: Perspective Awards, International
Research Achievement
2012-05-01Merit Award, Shijia Ecological House: Green Building Awards, International
Research Achievement
2009-11-01Qinmo Village Project, Highly Commended: AR Awards for Emerging Architecture, International Competition
Research Achievement
2013-09-01Winner, House For All Seasons: Wienerberger Brick Award
Research Achievement
2011-06-01Outstanding Teaching Award: Teaching Excellence Award Scheme, The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2014-02-01The Ralph Erskine 100 Years Anniversary Award: The Ralph Erskine Stipend Fund elected by Swedish Institute of Architects
Research Achievement
2012-05-01Gold Award, House For All Seasons: Design For Asia
Research Achievement
2013-12-01Architectural Record, Design Vanguard Winner 2013: Architectural Record
Research Achievement
2013-02-01Winner: WAN 21 for 21 Award 2013: World Architecture News
Research Achievement
2010-09-01Making Space 2010, Shortlist: Making Space 2010, International Architecture Competition
Research Achievement
2012-07-01Overall Winner, House For All Seasons: Architectural Review House Award, International
Research Achievement
2014-12-01Best of Best Category for the Pinch, community center and library: Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific, 2014
Research Achievement
2014-11-01Best Experimental Project for the Pinch, community center and library: the Chinese Architecture Award, 2014
Research Achievement
2014-09-01Wood Excellence Prize 2014, Shortlisted for the Pinch, community center and library: World Architecture Festival
Research Achievement
2014-09-01World best small project of the Year 2014 for the Pinch, community center and library: World Architecture Festival
Research Achievement
2014-12-01Best of Institutional and Public Space for the Pinch, community center and library: Architecture & Design Awards-Asia-Pacific, 2014
Research Achievement
2014-10-01Silver Award 2014 for the Pinch, community center and library: Design for Asia
Research Achievement
2015-03-01Architizer A+ Awards, Finalist Healthcare and Wellness Category 2015: Architizer A+ Awards
Others
2016-06-01Finalist, Building of the Year: ArchDaily
Research Achievement
2016-02-01Merit Award in Wood Design and Building Awards: Canadian Wood Council
Research Achievement
2016-05-01Finalist, Education in Architecture Category: ArchMarathon
Research Achievement
2016-02-01Runner-up, Culture Award: Architectural Review
Research Achievement
2015-11-01CURRY STONE DESIGN PRIZE: Curry Stone Foundation
Research Achievement
2016-05-01Shortlisted, Wood 2016 Awards: Architecture of Necessity, Virserum Art Museum
Research Achievement
2015-10-01Architectural Review School Awards 2015, Commended: Architectural Review, Emap Publishing, London
Research Achievement
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Visual representation techniques in 2D and 3D media
Sustainable development of Chinese rural villages
Building technology and component fabrication
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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