HKDI Gallery

Online Exhibition

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About the Exhibition

In collaboration with Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MOCAUP) and the renowned architect Ma Yansong's Architecture firm, the MAD Architects, the "Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion" exhibition aims to comprehensively explore Ma Yansong's most representative urban architectural projects over the past two decades. This exhibition not only reveals Ma's thought-provoking concepts and imaginative vision but also provides a glimpse into the future of urban civilization, showcasing a harmonious coexistence between urban landscapes, history, and the natural environment.  

Exhibition Photos

About MA Yansong, QUN Dang & Yosuke HAYANO

MA Yansong
Founder and Principal Partner of MAD Architects

Born in 1975 and graduated from Yale University in 2002, Ma Yansong founded MAD Architects (MAD) in 2004, a multinational firm that is committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature.

Recent exhibitions and art pieces include: “Momentum” (Milan Design Week, Italy, 2023), “Universe” (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, China, 2022), “Light” (Art in Fuliang, China, 2021), “MAD X” (Centre Pompidou, France, 2019); “Tunnel of Light” (Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan, 2018); “Fifth Ring” (Milan Design Week, Italy, 2018); “Micro Garden” (Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy, 2016); “verso Est., Towards a Chinese Architectural Landscape” (MAXXI Museum, Italy, 2011); “Living” (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2011); “Feelings Are Facts: Olafur Eliasson and Ma Yansong” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China, 2010); “China Design Now” (Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, 2008) and more.

QUN Dang
Principal Partner of MAD Architects

Born in Shanghai, China, Qun Dang manages a firm of almost 200 architects from around the world. She is responsible for all of MAD’s architectural projects, theoretical and cultural development in the firm’s practices, and global strategic management and operations.

Dang holds a Master’s degree from Iowa State University. She has held a visiting professorship to the Pratt Institute, an assistant professorship at Iowa State University.

Principal Partner of MAD Architects

Yosuke Hayano was born in the Japanese region of Aichi and is a first-class registered architect in Japan. He directs each design team to seamlessly implement and materialize MAD’s concepts of all projects.

Yosuke received his Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2000. He gained his Associate degree in Architecture from the Waseda Art and Architecture School in 2001, and his Master’s degree in Architecture from the Architectural Association of London in 2003. Yosuke has been the winner of several high-profile awards in his career to date, including the Architecture League of New York Young Architects Award (2006), the Design for Asia Award (2011), and the Kumamoto Artpolis Award (2011). He served as a visiting lecturer at the Waseda Art and Architecture School from 2008 to 2012, and at Tokyo University from 2010 to 2012. In addition, he acted as an external examiner at the Architectural Association of London from 2015 to 2019.

About MOCAUP & MAD Architects

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning 

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MOCAUP) is the iconic cultural project led by the Shenzhen Municipality. Sitting at the center of Futian District, Shenzhen, MOCAUP plays an important role in the communication, inheritance, and development of contemporary art and urban culture of Shenzhen. Undertaking the mission of participating in the contemporary cultural and art development with a global vision and enabling art engagement in the city via a diverse, cross-disciplinary approach, MOCAUP adopts the innovative model of “Art +” to create an open, globalized platform for contemporary cultural and art exchanges and to explore infinite possibilities of art together with the public. 

MAD Architects

The MAD Architects (MAD) was founded in 2004 by Chinese architect Ma Yansong. Jointly led by Ma Yansong, Dang Qun and Yosuke Hayano, it is committed to integrating Eastern ideas into architectural practice, juxtaposing humans with nature, and interlacing history with the continuum of the future, aiming to create spiritual spaces with cultural value s and a sense of the future.

MAD's projects encompass urban planning, urban complexes, municipal buildings, museums, theatres, concert halls, and housing, as well as art and design. While they station in Beijing, Los Angeles and Rome with nearly 200 employees worldwide, their projects can be seen across China, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States.

While practising architecture, MAD also documents and discusses its reflections on architecture, culture and arts through a plethora of publications, exhibitions, academic seminars and lectures. Their publications include “Mad Dinner”, “Shanshui City”, “Ma Yansong: From (Global) Modernity to (Local) Tradition”, “MAD X”, “MAD Rhapsody” and “Tunnel of Light”.


Public Engagement Activities

Landscapes in Craft Workshop: The Reimagination of Chinese Landscape

Cultural Landscapes in Motion: Exhibition Guided Tour

Spatial Design Workshop: Into the Architectural Wonders

Press Release

Press Release (Download PDF)

Learning Resource

Exhibition Guide (Download PDF)

Learning Kit (Download PDF)

Master Lecture

Main Speaker

Mr MA Yansong, Founder and Principal Partner of MAD Architects


18 January 2023 (Thursday) 


5:15 - 6:00 pm 





VTC Auditorium, Hong Kong Design Institute

Public Service

Guided Tours

Guided Tours can be arranged for schools and community groups by advanced booking. Registration and enquiries: 

Visit Us

Exhibition Period  
19.01.2024 - 07.04.2024
(Closed on Tuesdays

Opening Hours 
10:00 - 20:00 

d-mart, Hong Kong Design Institute 
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT 
(MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2) 

Enquiries / +852 3928 2566