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Seung H. Sang

Seung H. Sang was born in 1952, graduated and received his master's degree from Seoul National University and studied at Technische Universitat in Vienna. After working for Kim Swoo-geun from 1974 to 1989, he established Iroje Architects & Planners in 1989. In the early 1990s he was a core member of 4.3 Group which had a strong influence on the Korean architectural society, and has been the managing director of the Seoul School of Architecture.

I believe that architecture transforms our lives.

— Seung H. Sang

He has won various prizes with his practice and works such as Welcomm City (1995-2000), Subaekdang (1997-99), and Sujoldang (1992-93), which was selected as one of Korea's ten best architectural works of the twentieth century. The American Institute of Architects conferred upon him the title of Honorary Fellow of AIA, and in 2002 he was the first architect to be named Artist of the Year by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, where he held a grand private exhibition. He has taught at numerous universities, and was an Honorary Visiting Professor of North London University. His published works include Beauty of Poverty  (1996), City of Wisdom, Architecture of Wisdom (1999), Works: 10x2 (2004), Architecture, Signs of Thought  (2004), and Structuring Emptiness  (2005).

Heung H. Sang is also the architect of the Club House of Commune by the Great Wall and Kempinski Hotel Boao, both developed by SOHO China.

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