Young Wei-Yang Chiu

Partner ∙ Foster + Partners ∙ UK

Young Wei-Yang Chiu

Partner ∙ Foster + Partners ∙ UK

Young Wei-Yang Chiu was the New Zealand Top Scholar in Design entering the Auckland University School of Architecture. He came to London to attend the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1999, gaining a Masters degree in Architectural Design with commendation in Peter Cook’s Studio. He subsequently completed his professional studies at the Architectural Association in London and is a registered member of the ARB and RIBA.

Upon graduation, he worked on various project types across the globe including museums, theatres, private houses and offices. After joining Foster + Partners in 2003, he was put in charge of Beijing International Airport’s new vast roof, the biggest building project on the planet at the time. He was then in charge of the design for the £1.3 billion Heathrow Terminal 2 project and sat up a brand new 100 strong site office in Madrid. The green building standard of the new terminal exceeded the level set by the existing regulation by 40%. He has since worked on a wide range of completed projects including the 320m Dubai Index Tower, a 40m long yachts fleet, Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport, a residential tower in London and Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Rail’s four stations.

More recently Chiu has been in charge of the studio’s key projects in Asia Pacific. Some notable projects in the Greater Bay Area include a mixed-use project in Zhuhai, a 350m tall tower for China Merchant Bank’s global HQ in Shenzhen, and a large urban regeneration project in Shenzhen Dachong which is one of the most successful urban spaces in central Shenzhen after its completion in 2018.

He also led an aerotropolis project in Shanghai Hongqiao, a cruise terminal project in Xiamen, Xiamen airline’s HQ and their 5-star hotel complex, an university in Huizhou, an industrial park in Changsha, Goldsun corporation’s HQ in Taipei, a National marine museum in Keelung, a new Unicorn island with tech start-up spaces in Chengdu, a masterplan for New Zealand’s Takapuna, and the HQ twin towers for DJI which will be a new office environment tailored for the world’s leading robotics company.

Chiu is very involved with the local communities where the projects are located. He has also completed several pro-bono social-environmental art installations.

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