Visit to the Paektusan Academy of Architecture

Part of the upcoming trip in September will include a visit to the Paektusan Academy of Architecture where our architectural coordinator, Calvin Chua will be holding a discussion on recent and future architectural and urban development in Pyongyang and strategies in efficient spatial organization within the city. The Paektusan Academy of Architecture is the center for architectural research in Pyongyang where architects engage in designing buildings of national importance, such as the Yanggakdo International Hotel and the Central TV Broadcasting Hall, etc. The academy is currently involved in several sustainable construction initiatives which include the building of 50 new dwelling for a self-sustaining community at Osan-Ri in collaboration with The Fuller Center for Housing; and the recently concluded conference on “Aspects of Sustainable City Development”, jointly organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Workers’ Party of DPRK.