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Pills Architects

PILLS is an inte-disciplinary studio, whose works focus on contemporary spatial culture. We are interested in capital and spatial politics, environmental control and philosophy of technology, globalization and infrastructure, contemporary media culture and production-consumption relations, film and media technologies. We hope to redefine contemporary urban and architectural issues with critical approaches, to influence contemporary culture with multiple observational methods, to discuss the mechanism behind spatial productions in further depth, and to depict the contemporary world picture and human conditions in greater clarity.

Our works include critical practices such as: Architecture, lnterior Design, Urban and Landscape Design, Art Installation, Curation, Architecture Programming, and Independent Writing and Publication. From art installations to public buildings, from cultural intervention to commercial development, PILLS actively provides a variety of urban and architectural design services and motivates contemporary cultural production through multiple media.

PILLS has been widely recognized for its architectural and urban research projects. Exhibitions that have featured PILLS's works include the Venice Architectural Biennale, Lisbon Triennale, Oslo Triennale, Seoul Biennale, Helsinki Design Week, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architect (Shenzhen), Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Shanghai PSA Emerging Curation Project, China Contemporary Architecture and lmage Exhibition, Hyundai Motor studio Beijing “Drfiting” Exhibition(Hyundai Blue Prize), Get It Louder, and Pingshan Art Museum “Nine-Tired Pagoda”, Wind H “The Methodology of the New Generation”. PILLS has been honored with numerous awards, including the first prize of FairyTale Competition, first prize of Jacques Rougerie Competition, Academic Committee Grand Award of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architect, Organizing Committee Award of Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architect.

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Founder and Principal Architect
Zigeng Wang

Zigeng Wang is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Architecture, Director of Media and Exhibition at Central Academy of Fine Arts. He obtained his Master of Architecture at Princeton University and he is Founder and Principal Architect of PILLS. He was one of the Chief Curators of the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. He was also a Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, Lecturer at School of Fine Art, Beijing Film Academy and an external tutor at School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. His fields of research include Environmental Technology, Architecture Exhibition, Architectural Media, and Narration.

Zigeng served as the architectural history consultant in the director team for the film Hidden Man by Wen Jiang. His curatorial and exhibition design practices include the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen), renovation of Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning, Shenzhen Fisheries Planning and Development Construction Exhibition. He also led the curation and planning for Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base City Showroom, etc.

He won the Organization Committee Award of the 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen), the Academic Committee Award of the 8th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen), the First Prize in the FAIRYTALES 2015 International Architecture Competition. He also won the Second Prize for Scheme Design International Competition for Architectural Design of Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation. Zigeng’s works have been exhibited in various important occasions including the Venice Architecture Biennale, the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., the 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen), the National Art Exhibition, the Exhibition of Architecture Installation and Image in Contemporary China, the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, the Exhibition at Hyundai Motor Studio Beijing, and the PSFO Solo Exhibition at Nine-Tiered Pagoda. His works have been collected by, among others, the Pingshan Art Museum in Shenzhen, the Wind H Art Center, and the X Museum. In addition, Zigeng is a member of research team for the Chinese Architecture among the National Social Science (20ZD11) Theory and Practice Division funded projects in CAFA, and the Principal Investigator for the Research of Contemporary Architecture Exhibition and Architecture Curation, which is the Major Independent Project in the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He has also published multiple books in collaboration with other authors. His works and articles have been published in numerous journals and media outlets, both domestic and abroad.

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Awards

2024

Architizer A+Awards Special Mention in Best Small Firm

2024

ADC 103rd Annual Awards Merit in Architecture / Interior / Environmental Design

2024

ADC 103rd Annual Awards Gold Cube in Architecture / Interior / Environmental Design

2024

ADC 103rd Annual Awards Best of Discipline in Architecture / Interior / Environmental Design

2024

ADC 103rd Annual Awards Boutique Design Studio of the Year

2024

MUSE Design Awards Platinum in Exhibition & Events

2023

IDA International Design Awards Silver in Cultural Interior Design

2023

IDA Design Awards Silver in Cultural Interior Design

2023

London Design Awards Platinum Winner in Interior Design

2023

Dezeen Awards Longlisted in Installation Design

2023

the 2nd Sanlian City for Humanity Awards Nomination in Urban Innovation Award

2023

Tencent Dachan Bay Public Art Project Second Prize (First Prize Vacant)

2023

Architizer A+Awards Special Mention in Gallery & Exhibition Space

2023

Yangzhou Sanwan Park International Architecture Design Competition Second Prize

2023

Committee Award in the 9th Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale (UABB) of Shenzhen and Hong Kong

2021

Central Academy of Fine Arts the Jin Shangyi Creative Awards for Young Teachers

2020

the International Competition for Shenzhen's Institute of Design and Innovation Second Prize

2023

Academy Award in the 8th Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale (UABB) of Shenzhen and Hong Kong

2019

Xiongan Urban Furniture Design Competition Second Prize in the Public Group

2019

the 13th National Art Exhibition Nomination

2020

YAC International Architectural Design Competition Gold Mention

2015

FAIRYTALES International Architecture Competition First Prize

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