Rejuvenating a former time. Former miner’s canteen refurbishment by Aurelien Chen

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Lead Architect: Aurelien Chen.
Partner in charge: Wu Yixia (Urban and rural planning and design institute of CSCEC).
Design team
Urban and rural planning and design institute of CSCEC and Wang Man Yu.
Lifeng Architecture Studio (Interior design construction drawings).
Sun Jie Yang, Qiu Shuang (Historical study).
Shijiazhuang Jinxing Mining Area Culture, Sport and Tourism Bureau.
1600 sqm.
Shijiazhuang, China.
Aurelien Chen.

Aurelien Chen

Aurelien Chen is a French architect,  architecture photographer and construction engineer, with 15 years of experience in China. He is also a partner at Zhijian Workshop, a multidisciplinary design studio based in China, France, and Germany.

Aurelien Chen was born in France in 1979. In 2002, he graduated in Construction Engineering specializing in architecture at the "Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publicsen", one of the most representative schools in the European country. After starting to study Architecture, in 2004 he will study a semester at the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Two years later, he will travel again to Beijing where he spent ten months of research in 2006 to finally graduate in Architecture at the School of La Villete in Paris in 2007.

Aurelien Chen has a great career behind him. Being a collaborator of the aforementioned design studio Zhijian Workshop, in 2005 he will work with the Dacbert-Cochet-Chapellier Architects Associates in Paris. From 2007 to 2017 he has also been collaborating with Cui Kai Architecture Studio, an architecture and research studio located in Beijing. For two years, since 2017, he has served as chief architect at CESC China.



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