I. In 2000, with the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) of the People’s Republic of China together with the Architectural Society of China established Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize in order to stimulate the architects’ creative spirit, prosper architectural creation, and to improve the levels of architectural design and urban-rural development. Named after Liang Sicheng, renowned architect and educator of Modern China, the Prize honors and rewards architects who have made significant contributions and achievements in architectural creation. In 2014, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development handed over the sponsorship of Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize to the Architectural Society of China. Since 2016, Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize is open to the world and rewards architects who have made outstanding contributions to the field of architecture worldwide.
II. Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize is a prize sponsored by the Architectural Society of China that opens to the world and leads the direction of international architecture. The Prize is given biennially to two architects. The winners receive a certificate and a medal from the Architectural Society of China, together with RMB 100,000 presented by the Liang Sicheng Fund.
III. Candidates for Liang Sicheng Architecture Prize are expected to meet the following criteria:
1. They are committed to promoting international exchange of architectural culture and their influences help improve the architects’ international standing;
2. They have made prominent contributions to world architecture and their architectural ideas lead the direction of international architecture;
3. Their works of architectural design are widely accepted by international architects, have preferable social, economic and environmental benefits, and play a leng the selection, as part of the annual meeting of the Architectural Society of China or other major international activities.
IX. The Architectural Society of China is responsible for the interpretation of the Selection Methods.
X. The Selection Methods is effective as of 1 January 2016.