The Zhuhai Institute of Urban Planning and Design hosted the first cross-border academic experience called “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area University Joint Workshop” to study the area in depth. This seminar joined nine Chinese leading universities on the field: the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the City University of Macau, the South China University of Technology,…

The third edition of SaloneSatellite, a competition between 34 young Chinese designers from top local universities, happened in Shanghai. The promising young talents had to create a piece of furniture that embodied both tradition and  innovation, memory and digital effects. The jury committee was formed by top professionals in design and related areas, such as…

A joint initiative from the Politecnico di Milano, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macau and the Keio University in Tokyo created the international workshop “Transitional spaces for smart, sustainable and sensuous settlements – Improving the Lecco Rowing Club sports facilities on Lake Como”. The workshop happened at the Politecnico di Milano. In this…

CURB – Center for Architecture and Urbanism joined the Master of Science in Urban Design program from the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)and organized the “Post Industry Urban Design Workshop”, held at Ponte 9 – Creative Platform. The “Post Industry Urban Design Workshop” is a project aiming to address Macau’s industrial…

The International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) developed one more annual conference and this time’s main theme was “The Entrepreneurial City”. After nine successful conferences around the globe, it was time for Hong Kong to receive IFoU and discuss social, economic and environmental challenges from a design and architecture perspectives. “How to create urban prosperity and…

Synergies from different academic institutions are always welcomed. In order to potentialize that, University of Saint Joseph’s Faculty of Creative Industries met with the Politecnico di Milano Rectorate aiming to strengthen the links between the two universities in the fields of Architecture and Design. The representatives from the Macau University were Prof. Nuno Soares, in…

Prof. Nuno Soares was speaker at “Education and Practice – The Future Architect” joint ACE-EAAE symposium organized by the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), that took place in Rome, Italy, on May 6th 2017. Prof. Nuno Soares presented “Asia Urban Lab – Comparative Studio”, under the panel…

The UIA Education Commission and UNESCO-UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education meetings, took place on 19th and 20th April at UIA Headquarters in Paris. Prof. Nuno Soares participated in his capacity of UIA Region IV representative of UNESCO_UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education (VCAE). These meetings gather UIA members from all over the world, to…

Prof. Nuno Soares was the moderator of the first session titled “Urban Revitalization, Conceptual Approaches and Case Studies”. Organized by the Institute of European Studies of Macau, the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of Saint Joseph, the Politecnico di Milano, and Albergue SCM, the “Relink / Revive” symposium gathered a group of leading…

“The Waterlink Architecture workshop: Connecting Cities with Water” organized by CURB – Center for Architecture and Urbanism in partnership with the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the University of Saint Joseph, Macau was held at CURB and brought together 24 participants from Portugal and Macau. The initiative was coordinated by Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, Vice-Rector…