UTS, Shenzhen and CUHK students and professors visit Zaha Hadid’s recently completed Guangzhou Opera House. Thanks to Jiang Long of Zaha Hadid Architects for the tour. Photographed by James of SZU

UTS Masters of Advance Architecture Students with students from The Chinese University School of Architecture Hong Kong and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning Shenzhen recently collaborated in a traveling studio identifying unique urban scales and city assemblies comparatively  across Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Sydney.
This studio is the first MAA winter global field studio, bringing together students from the MAA Design Technologies stream with students in the MAA Urban Design stream on a collaborative project. The project is itself the first in a series of studies of Asian Cities planned for the next three years being run by Associate Professor Anthony Burke and Senior Lecturer Adrian Lahoud.

The UTS students were joined by long time Asian planning scholar and UTS Adjunct Professor Tong Wu, as well as Professor Marc Aurel  Schnabel of CUHK, and Professors James Hong and Hao Feng from Shenzhen University.

The students are completing a publication on the comparative analysis that will be available later this year.

Photography credit on home page: Kate Hayward