Established in Hong Kong 2004 and Shanghai 2006, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects (ALYA) represents a team of design professionals dedicated to improving the built-environment through global vision and individual attention with a focus on architecture, interior and urban design. Working in the context of feverish developments in contemporary Asia, they approach each project with clarity, method, and experimentation. Some of the notable projects by ALYA recently completed include the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art located in the People’s Park, Shanghai, Han River Renaissance Pedestrian Tunnels in Seoul, South Korea, and a toy manufacturing facility in Dongguan, Pearl River Delta.
Improvement of the built environment in an honest, meaningful and sustainable way is their goal. Equipped with global perspective and local know-how, they believe that sound research forms the basis for intelligent design. Their philosophy is to tackle each project with a sense of sobriety against the desire for feverish growth, to embrace programmatic and urban complexity, and to experiment with an ecological approach in our practice of architecture and urbanism.
ALYA’s latest project was for the Government of Huangpo District and embodies small buildings spread all over Shanghai’s major Nanjing Road: since this year twelve new kiosks embellish the area frequented by thousands every day. The art-deco inspired custom-made pattern glass panels echo the historic architecture of the neighborhood. With solar panels on the roof supplying 180 watts per hour of exterior LED lighting, the kiosks have become new environmental prototypes.