As the representative of China's fourth generation of architectural media, UED explores renowned global architecture, cities, and landscape design works through trenchant perspectives, highlights sites of contemporary global design practices, discovers talented architects and designers both in China and the world, as well as focuses on the built environment changes in cities and countrysides. The magazine is a comprehensive media platform that integrates publication, new media, academic activities. It participates in the urban development, old town revitalization, and rural constructions of contemporary China from a professional and academic perspective, taking design, technology, and arts as its entry points.
Established in the year of 2004, UED Magazine was founded by Tianjin University and Liaoning Science and Technology Publishing House. It is an important vent for the field of Chinese architecture to openly demonstrate its achievements to national and international readers of interest. Ever since its establishment about two decades ago, UED Magazine has persevered in the tenet of "rooting in the domestic soil while looking to the whole world". It leads the new trend and fashion in the field of architecture, and combines expertise, style, and foresight into one. UED Magazine was selected into Chinese Media TOP100 by Research Institute of People.com.cn, and is the only architectural medium of the included. China Periodicals Fair rated the magazine as "the most beautiful magazine of China". Readers of the magazine cover more than 40 countries all around the world.
UED Magazine has published a number of exclusive issues featuring outstanding architects and their offices in the world: OMA Asia, Christian de Portzamparc, Steven Holl, Dominique Perrault, Foster + Partners, Bernard Tschumi, MVRDV, UNStudio, BIG, etc. Our publication has gained heated responses both domestically and internationally, and discussions\ dialogues from those issues has stimulated deeper thoughts on the future of architecture and cities.
Besides works and academic issues, UED also hosts a variety of activities as design contests, project co-operations, exhibitions, etc. It aims to provide a high-level professional platform for all sections of the industry.
By September, 2023, Our Official Accounts Platform and Weibo has 210,000+ subscribers/ followers , mostly in China. We present the most recent news\ projects\ info about architecture and urban planning to our cyber-audience.