Kongjian Yu

Kongjian Yu

KONGJIAN YU

Kongjian Yu (1963) is one of the most influential urban planners and landscape architects in the world. Educated at Harvard University, Yu founded the Beijing agency Turenscape in 1998, which carries out award-winning landscape projects around the world. Yu was best known for his concept of sponge cities, which are designed to store, filter and reuse (abundant) river and rainwater through the construction of green areas.