Founded in 2018, Atelier-i is an international architectural design firm with two interconnected offices in Paris and Shanghai. As a multi-disciplinary organization, Atelier-i's thinking and expertise on the future of space scales across cities, neighborhoods and buildings for a macro to micro perspective on development and humain experience.

With the vision of "Empowering the City with Architecture", Atelier-i focuses on major urban projects and is committed to tackling urban challanges through breakthrough spacial strategies as well as its unique methodology of Resillient Architecture. Atelier-i serves as an holistic source of high-quality, integrated solutions for clients to maximize the comprehensive value of space, society, economy and ecology.

The firm's projects cover different types of buildings including cultural buildings, office buildings, commercial buildings, medical buildings, and educational buildings, as well as related fields such as urban design, planning and interior design. More than 10 projects have been completed since its establishment, including Shaoyang Opera (Hunan Province, 2018), Baoding Cultural Center Complex (Hebei Province, 2020), Yungang Civic Center (Datong, 2021).

Founder Xiangcheng Liu

Mr. Liu Xiangcheng is an architect and urbanist. He founded Atelier-i in Shanghai in 2018 and opened an office in Paris in 2021.

He was chief architect at the Tongji Architectural Design Group in Shanghai for five years and possesses extensive experience in the design and implementation of architectural and urban projects. His achievements include Huawei’s head office in Shenzhen (2018, 180,000 m²), the Grand Theatre in Chifeng (2017, 80,000 m²), the Professional University Campus in Chengdu (2020, 500,000 m²), renovation of the Hengshan Hotel, Shanghai (2019, 30,000 m²), the Yungang Civic Cultural Centre in Datong (2021, 100,000 m²), the Cadre Training Base in Zuoquan, Jinzhong (2020, 4000 m²), the Urban Educational Complex in Gaobeidian (2019, 200,000 m²), the Urban Renewal Creative Park in Shanghai (2018, 16,000 m²), and the Railway Construction Group’s head office in Lingang, Shanghai (2019, 50,000m²).

He won First Prize at the Shanghai Excellent Survey and Design Awards in 2020, Outstanding Architect of 2019, and the Best Original Award in 2018. His unique professional pathway has provided him with a comprehensive, intercultural and interdisciplinary vision. He makes innovative use of resilience theory to achieve multidisciplinary integration – urban, economic, social and ecological – in order to solve urban and architectural problems on various scales. He holds a Master’s in Architecture from the Tongji University, a Master’s in Urban Projects from the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture and a Specialised Master’s in Urban Management and Real Estate (MS MUI) from ESSEC Business School.