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Guest Speaker David Tseng Architect

ゲストスピーカー デヴィッド・ツェン 建築家

C. David TSENG [曾 成德] is the Chair Professor at Faculty of Architecture and Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He was educated at Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he received a Master of Architecture degree. Tseng served as a committee member of Sustainability Task Force and is a member of Art and Design Education Steering Committee for Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He also served as the Consultant General of the Built Environment to the Mayor for the city of both Taichung and Taipei city. The significance of his appointment has been show-cased in public projects such as Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (Toyo Ito), Taipei Performing Art Center (RemKoolhaas), Taipei Popular Music Center (Reiser and Umemoto) and Taichung Gateway Park (Stan Allen). Tseng founded CitiCrafts upon his return to Taiwan where he was selected as Emerging Talent by Taiwanese Institute of Architects. The houses he designed, Op.2/1 and House WW consecutively won top prizes in the first and second biennial Taiwan Architecture House Award. The work he involved appeared on international journals, such as Architecture+Urbanism, Plan, Architecture and Progressive Architecture, Dialogue and Taiwan Architecture. In 2014, Tseng led his National Chiao Tung University team Unicode to win Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Urban Design, Innovation and Energy Efficiency categories. Along with his Lab, Transdisciplinary Design Innovation Shop, Tseng join Venice Biennale 2016, representing Taiwan. These projects, Orchid House and the exhibit, showcased his commitment to sustainability and innovation and the achievement in excellence of design. In 2017, the French Government bestowed upon Tseng one of the most distinguished title, Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for his contribution to art, architecture and culture.