Binke Lenhardt is co-founder and partner of Crossboundaries, established in 2005 in Beijing. She graduated from architecture in Germany and the United States and worked in both countries, before moving to China in 2002. She is a registered architect and appointed member of the BDA (Association of German Architects).
Her approach to projects of any given nature and scale is always driven by the curiosity to examine and expand the designated programs so that they reach their highest and most community beneficial potentials. Considering this, Crossboundaries is organized as a dynamic, sustainable and community engaged think tank that also ventures in teaching and event organizing as a way to learn and refocus.
Crossboundaries has completed a wide range of small-scale interior designs and architectural projects of larger sizes. The firm engages in theoretical research projects such as China House Vision, exhibited at the 15th International Architecture La Biennale di Venezia and also in Beijing in 2018 and is actively participating the current discourse on architecture in China.
Crossboundaries’ work has been published across a range of leading industry magazines and is also frequently featured in online design media. The practice has received multiple international accolades, most recently the 2018 and 2019 German Design Award, Architizer A+ Award 2018, the Architecture MasterPrize 2018 and 2019 and the ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2015, Architectural Digest China’s 2015, 2017 and 2019 Award among others.