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Crossboundaries' co-founder Binke Lenhardt is selected by Architizer - the largest online community of architects in the world - as one of the "19 Women Architects to watch in 2019" in one of their article published recently, together with the Pritzker Prize winner Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) and Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro).
Among the architects that have won Architizer’s A+Awards over the past 5 years, said the article, "dozens of women have proven that, while often faced with marginalization, it is possible to rise to the top and get extraordinary things built."
The article reads:
"Binke Lenhardt is a partner at Crossboundaries, an innovative firm based in Frankfurt and Beijing that believes in process oriented design, aiming ultimately for buildings that operate in a functional manner. This doesn’t, however, mean their buildings aren’t fun or inspired! Chaoyang Future School won the A+Award jury vote in 2018 in the Architecture +Color category — the building’s bold combination of reds, yellows and whites is stimulating to the eye. Inside, the layout is quite innovative too, reflecting the school’s liberal pedagogy which eschews “teacher-centric” features like podiums and blackboards."