Ma Yansong won the 2nd Audi Arts and Design Award in the category Designer of the Year, being the first Chinese architect to apply his design into landmark buildings overseas. Ma’s achievements are thought to have led to the time of “Innovated in China” and to the emergence of a new generation of Chinese architects.
The 2nd Audi Arts and Design Award Ceremony, was held in 751D PARK, Beijing, at 8:00 P.M. on May 9th, 2013. The theme of the 2nd Audi Arts and Design Award, hosted by FAW-VW Audi and co-hosted by the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and China Center New York was “East and West Fusion – the Future of Innovation”. The goal was to create a platform for bridging arts, design and other creative fields and to strengthen the interactions between East and West, in order to improve the development of Chinese art and design and to propel the concept of “Innovated in China”. The Jury evaluated the candidates from both an arts and design perspective.
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