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hanghai and London-based interdisciplinary architectural design practice Neri & Hu Design

and Research Office was founded in

Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

2004 by Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu. The firm works across architecture, interior design, masterplanning and product design. Recent projects include the New Shanghai Theatre, a renovation of a historical building in downtown Shanghai that was completed at the end of last year. Neri & Hu used bronze and stone to create dramatic spaces inside. Other notable leisure projects across China include Le Meridien, in Zhengzhou; the Waterhouse Boutique Hotel at South Bund, Shanghai; Xi’an Westin Hotel in Xi’an, China; the Hub Performance and Exhibition Center in Shanghai; and the Chi Q Korean restaurant, also in Shanghai. Both Neri and Hu studied at the University of California, Berkeley, with Hu completing her master of architecture at Princeton University and Neri completing his at Harvard University.

The Hub Performance and Exhibition Center, Shanghai Completed in 2015, the Performance and Exhibition Center is part of The Hub mixed use complex in Shanghai. It was designed by architect Ben Wood, with Neri & Hu responsible for the interiors. The design was influenced by natural landscapes, particularly forest canopies and rock formations.