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Wu Liangyong(born May 7, 1922) is a Chinese urban planner and a former professor in urban planning, architecture and design. In preparation to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he was leading the team that studied the buildings of the games.
Wu was born in Nanjingon May 7, 1922. In 1944 he obtained a bachelor's degree in architecture at the National Central University in Chongqing(now Southeast University), and a Master's degreeat the American GuangxiArt Academy. Together with professor Liang Sichenghe founded the Faculty of Architecture on the Tsinghua Universityin 1946, where he focused on urban planning, architectureand design. All together he taught fifty years at Tsinghua University.
Next to his professorate, Wu carried out different administrative functions. He was vice-president of the International Union of Architectsand of the Architecture Society of China. Furthermore he was chairman of the World Society for the Science of Human Settlements and of the Urban Planning Society of China.
His development of the Ju'er Hutong in Beijingis seen as state of the art. Furthermore, he developed the new library of Beijing and the enlargement of Tiananmen Square, and redeveloped Guilinand the Central Art and Design Academy of the Confucius Institute. In preparation to the 2008 Summer Olympicsin Beijing, Wu was leading the team that studied the buildings of the games.
Wu received a number of awards. He was the first to win the Award for Scientific and Technological Progress by the State Education Commission. In 1993 won he won a World Habitat Awardof the United Nationsfor his contribution to the house-building project of Ju'er Hutong in Beijing. In 1995 he won the He-Liang-He-Li Prize and in 1996 the UIA Architectural Education Prize of the International Union of Architects. Wu was honored with a Prince Claus Awardfrom the Netherlandsin 2002. The jury praised his architectonic work, as well as his compilation of a ten-volume encyclopedia of regional architectures around the world.