Turenscape was founded by Dr. Kongjian Yu in 1998 and is one of the first and largest private architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism practices in China. Prof. Yu’s pioneering research on the ‘Ecological Security Patterns’ and ‘Sponge Cities’ has been adopted by the Chinese government as the guiding theory for national land use planning, eco-city campaign, and urban ecological restoration. Dr. Yu’s clear vision of bringing harmony between Earth and Mankind has been translated into transforming heavily polluted wasteland into aesthetics of sustainability.
Turenscape has planned and designed over 300 ecological cities and 1000 landscape projects in China and internationally. Turenscape’s projects have earned great international reputation for innovative and environmentally sound designs and have consecutively won many international awards including numerous American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Awards and five World’s Best Landscape Awards at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).
Turenscape’s legacy of promoting care for delicate eco- systems and cultural heritage is further enhanced by the establishment of its educational arm, Turenscape Academy (TA). Turenscape Academy (TA) is an international institution focusing on sustainable design training in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Art & Design. Established in 2015, TA is spearheaded by Dr. Kongjian Yu (Harvard GSD), founder of Turenscape, Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Professor and Honorary Foreign Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Its core values include the exploration of environmental, social and cultural sustainability.