Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Serban Cornea lecture at CAFA, Beijing

Monday, October 27th, 2014

On Friday the 31st of October, Serban Cornea will give a lecture about MUTOPIA’s work at The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.

The lecture is part of the ‘Architecture and Welfare’ symposium, the largest Danish-Chinese collaboration initiative to date focused on developing solutions for the sustainable development of the rural areas in China.

Architectural Symbiosis lecture

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Serban Cornea delivers a lecture on architectural symbiosis for a Chinese delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission NDRC.

NDRC is a Chinese government body responsible for the long-term economic development and reform process in China, including China’s participation in the global climate negotiations.

NDRC plays an important role for the climate and energy related development in China.

Serban Cornea addressed the issue of achieving sustainable development and attractiveness of urban environments through integrative solutions and architectural, energetic and economical symbiosis. He presented a number of innovative sustainable projects, including MUTOPIA’s sustainable mixed-use high-rise proposals for Ordos and Bejing, as well as the ongoing FoodCity, a research and development project on merging food and energy production into cities.

The lecture triggered a lot of reaction in a debate on sustainable urban development facilitated by the Danish-Chinese Business Forum, also host of the event.

MUTOPIA at State of Green in China and Rio+20

Friday, May 25th, 2012

MUTOPIA is featured at, the official green platform for energy, climate adaptation and environmental activities in Denmark.

A Chinese version of State of Green featuring MUTOPIA as one of 40 Danish businesses focused on green solutions will be officially launched next month in Beijing to mark the signing of a cooperative agreement between Beijing and Copenhagen as sister cities.

State of Green will be an integrated part of the Danish stand at the Rio+20 Conference, and will contribute to strengthening international awareness of the solutions and competences of Danish business and industry within energy, climate and environment.

As the first country in the world, Denmark has decided to lead the transition to become a green growth economy entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. State of Green creates international awareness of this vision and of the innovative solutions that will pave the way.

The State of Green Consortium is operated by Climate Consortium Denmark, a public-private partnership founded by: The Branding Denmark Fund, the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Danish Wind Industry Association. H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is patron of Climate Consortium Denmark.

Carved Towers in Danish Media

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

MUTOPIA’s Inner Mongolian project ’Carved Towers’ receives coverage in Danish Media as an example of engagement in sustainable global development by young Danish practices.

Danish Centre for Architecture (DAC) also features, along with the ‘Carved Towers’, an interview with Serban Cornea, partner-in-charge of MUTOPIA’s Chinese operations, on China and MUTOPIA’s engagement in Danish Resources, a collaborative Danish project on sustainable architecture by DAC and Realdania.

BSC Catalogue out

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The catalogue of the travelling exhibition Building Sustainable Communities  ’A Closer Look at Sustainable Visions and projects of Danish Architects and Engineers’, featuring MUTOPIA’s innovative sustainable high-rise Vertical Hutong, can now be ordered at the bookstore of Danish Architecture Centre at

Building Sustainable Communities, an exhibition showcasing Danish architectural and engineering companies engaged in the development of sustainable communities and the creation of towns, cities and buildings that provide optimum performance as regards welfare, modern lifestyle and climate-stabilizing solutions, has been travelling worldwide at venues including Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Stockholm, Warsaw, Moscow, Riga, as well as Shanghai Expo 2010.