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FAN Yinliang

Associate Professor,

Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University

Fan Yinliang was graduated from Tsinghua University in 1997, majoring in show design. Afterwards in 1998, he studied abroad in Germany, majoring in architecture and urban planning. In 2003, he obtained a dual bachelor’s degrees in architecture and interior design from the Heinrich-Heine-University (Düsseldorf). In 2004, he obtained a master’s degree in urban planning engineering from the German University of Wuppertal. From 1998 to 2008, he had over ten posts in architecture including working at German RKW Architectural Design Company, Germany Auer+ Weber Architectural Design Company, Architectural Design Co. Ltd., and Germany HPP Architectural Design Company, he also took long-term posts in charge of development and operation for the Asian market. The design team he led while he was working in Germany was awarded first place in many international architectural design awards. They were also the main directors for the design of the Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden (completed in 2009) and the design and construction work for the World Expo of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Village (completed in 2010.) In 2008, he was employed as a lecturer at the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University

Research area

Architecture research of exhibition design

Through interdisciplinary practice and research in the fields of exhibition design and architecture, the goal of this research goal is to study further integration between exhibition design and architecture, to show that this sort of design is no longer strictly limited to exhibitions areas, museums, and research. Instead, it now mainly comes from the spatial grouping of architectural composition, materials technology, structural computing, and other domains of technical knowledge. Therefore, the limitations of exhibition design will fundamentally change, in turn leading to its specialization.

Academic Views

Currently, many leading foreign museums have combined architectural space with exhibition space. The demand for innovative methods in creating space cannot simply be changed by the modification of internal exhibition space. Rather, it is the construction of external architectural space, structural material and the overall architectural form that are crucial in the creation of new forms of space. Additionally, this will be a direct influence in determining style and effect of exhibition space.

"The application of the composition of architectural space and exhibition space" not only will deepen and improve the effectiveness and quality of design, but, more importantly, it will be the starting point that will provide endless possibilities to the field of design. From this starting point, architecture and exhibition design will be able to harness more of their respective advantages. Architectural design will act to further exhibition design by creating more innovative and diverse design tools and mediums.

Academic achievement

After lecturing at the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, he drew upon knowledge from studying at several famous German universities to carry out long-term multi-disciplinary cooperation in international education. Works such as the 2010 World Expo in 2009 demonstrate the results of this sort of international cooperation education. Further results of this education background and prior work experience include the design of the China Railway Museum, overall visual design for the Asian Games, and other lateral research projects. He also undertakes several urban planning, architectural design and other professional projects.

Main published theses

“The Exhibition Design of Sustainable Development - ‘Four Modernizations’ Display”, "International Cooperation, Teaching and Research - Based on the Sino-German cooperation in Teaching and Research Programs Content of EXPO-2010 Exhibition Design "

Sino-German cooperation issues – Showcase of the final results of Expo2010 Exhibition space

Course responsibilities

Main courses: Exhibition Design, Exhibition Display Materials and Technology.