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MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

China Architecture News - Jun 9, 2017 - 11:03   10879 views

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

MAD Architects has announced the winners of the 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship. Selected from over 500 global applicants, MAD's travel funds went to 5 overseas students to visit China and 5 Chinese students to visit Ukraine, Italy, France, Japan and Netherlands. During the past 7 years, the program has sponsored 35 students from universities across Mainland China for their international architecture travels to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

All students traveled with individually-determined research topics and presented their studies upon their returns. Starting in 2017, the program was updated to have further international reach. Judged by MAD founder Ma Yansong personally, MAD Travel Fellowship aims to boost cross-cultural transformations over proposed research topics, investigated by students individually - MAD Travel Fellowship was initiated Ma Yansong by in 2009.  

"MAD believes it is only through travel – the visceral experience of interacting with, and being influenced by, different spaces – that one can begin to understand ideas of context and gain a deeper insight into architecture," stated MAD.

"For students wishing to meet with architects they find valuable to their research topics, MAD will help to request and arrange meeting," added MAD. World Architecture Community is media partner for the 2017 MAD Travel Fellowship. 

Peruse the winning-projects below:

Overseas Fellows to visit China:

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

1. Roberto Vargas Calvo, from Costa Rica, a 5th year undergraduate student in Veritas University, Costa Rica

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

2. Kyriaki Goti, from Greece, a 2nd year graduate student in University of Stuttgart, Germany

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

3. Hossein Goudarzi, from Iran, a 1st year graduate student in University of New Mexico, USA

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

4. Federico Fauli, from Italy, a 2nd year graduate student in Architectural Association, UK

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

5. Shaun McCallum, Scotland, a 1st year graduate student in University of Applied Art Vienna, Austria

Chinese Fellows to travel overseas:

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

1. LI Qiwei, a 4th year undergraduate student in Beijing University of Civil engineering and Architecture, China. Travel Destination: Russia, Ukraine

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

2. WEN Zishen, a 2nd year graduate student in Tsinghua University, China. Travel Destination: Germany, Austria, Italy

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

3. WU You, a st year graduate student in Princeton University, USA. Travel Destination: France

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

4. YI Zhe, a 1st year graduate student in Yale University, USA. Travel Destination: Japan

MAD announced 2017 Travel Fellowship Winners to China and Overseas

5. WEI Tangchenxi, a 2nd year graduate student in Southeast University, China. Travel Destination: Netherlands

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