On March, 25th, Leng Hong, Deputy Dean of School of Architecture and Shao Long, Director from Landscape Design Research Institute signed a mutual cooperation agreement with MCM Group for architectural research, graduate student training and joint architectural design programs. MCM will also provide internship and training programs in their offices in the United States to broaden HIT student experience.
One of the design strengths of HIT is their wide experience in sports facility design. Matching this expertise is MCM’s long history in Olympic venue planning, the two parties explored opportunities to pursue international stadium and sports arena projects. MCM is currently involved in two international stadium competitions and expressed a desire to work together on future sports projects.
During Mr. Mitchell’s visit to the university he conducted a design seminar for a national government funded post-graduate project being undertaken on the land-use, architectural and design social impact of the Trans Siberian railroad.
The main route of the Trans-Siberian railroad begins in Moscow at runs through Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita and Khabarovsk to Vladivostok via Southern Siberia. It was built from 1891 to 1916 under the supervision of government ministers of Russia who were personally appointed by the Tsar Alexander III and by his son, Tsar Nicholas II. The additional Chinese Eastern Railway was constructed as the Russo-Chinese part of the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Russia with China making it the longest rail line in the world. The railway proved to be a key facilitator in the development of northeastern China.