Showcasing the Best in Design: Canada Wood Attended Chengdu Creativity and Design Week
On December 15 to 18, the 9th Chengdu Creativity & Design Week was held at the Chengdu Century City International Convention and Exhibition Centre, hosted by the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government. Canada Wood China (CW China) was privileged to be invited by East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI) to participate in the 9th Chengdu Creativity & Design Week and cohosted a seminar titled “Creating Interesting Spaces in the Context of Carbon Neutralization” on December 16. The seminar was attended by architecture, design, engineering, and wood industry professionals along with the Canadian Consulate in Chongqing and ECADI. A total of 26 media outlets covered the event, with over 70,000 page views.
Secretary Yao Ji, ECADI (left) and Samantha Tam, Consul of the Canadian Consulate in Chongqing (right) delivering opening remarks.
Secretary Yao Ji, the head of ECADI noted that the concept of green building starts from the design stages, and ECADI is focused on contributing to sustainable and high-quality urban development. In her speech, Samantha Tam, Consul of the Canadian Consulate in Chongqing, mentioned that Canada would continue to support exchanges and cooperation between Canadian and Chinese companies in green building and sustainable development.
In the keynote speech session, a total of 5 guest speakers were invited to deliver presentations, exploring the interesting spaces designed by different low carbon materials and discovering the needs of the industry and more design possibilities.
Lily Sun, the Director of Business Development of CW China, delivered a keynote speech on the “Introduction of Prefabrication Modern Wood Frame Construction Technology Supporting Carbon Neutrality.” She explained China’s energy structure and carbon emission profiles, and highlighted the importance of sustainable buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Building materials are key to sustainable urban development, and there is a growing awareness of the benefits of how building with wood can reduce carbon emissions and construction waste as a recyclable material. CW China will continue to promote the use of Canadian wood in construction and manufacturing sectors to the Chinese market and promote the green development of China-Canada wood trade.
Jim Wang, Project Manager – GLT Production of CW China, shared with attendees the “International Development and Future Prospects of Timber Structures,” as an introduction to the ways that modern engineered wood products can be adapted to the creative space of architectural design. Under the national policy planning for urban renewal and rural revitalization, wood structures can offer a wide range of possibilities. Modern wood structures will play an increasingly important role in the development of future cities, and provide a way to create low-carbon cities and a healthy living environment.
The full list of speakers and their presentation topics includes:
- “Introduction of Prefabrication Modern Wood Frame Construction Technology Supports Carbon Neutrality” by Lily Sun, Director of Business Development of CW China
- “Innovative Expansion of Green Building Design Applications” by Liu Zhiwei, Associate Chief Architect of ECADI
- “International Development and Future Prospects of Timber Structures” by Jim Wang, Project Manager – GLT Production of CW China
- “Li Zhuang Citizen Center- Wood Structure Space Experiment” by Wang Xiang, Architect of Textonn Architects
- “The Role of Building Materials and Spatial Proportions in Sustainable Development” by Li Yuejiu, Founder & Architect of a9a Architects