October 24-25


51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6

Kongjian Yu

Kongjian Yu

Founder and Principal Designer, Turenscape

Kongjian Yu is the landscape architect commonly credited with the invention of the “Sponge City” concept, a resliency practice that he embraces through the many award-winning projects completed by his Beijing-based firm, Turenscape. His research has been adopted by the Chinese government as a guiding theory for nationwide ecological protection and restoration campaigns. Named one of The 10 Most Innovative Architecture Companies (by Fast Company, 2021), Turenscape is a winner of multiple AZ Awards, including for Fish Tail Park in Nanchang City, Quzhou Luming Park, and Tongnan Dafosi Wetland Park – all restorative landscape designs that transform formerly industrial areas into thriving green spaces for all of the public to enjoy.