On September 11, Mr. Keith Davies, the first secretary of the Cultural and Education Section of British Embassy and the staff concerned from UK Embassy met the ASC delegation for seeing them off. On the meeting, the programs and schedule of the visit to UK were discussed.
In the morning of September 13, ASC delegation paid a visit to the UAR Headquarter. The ASC signed “Letter of Intent” with the UAR with the aim of promoting the exchange of information on architectural regulations, data, books and magazines, architectural exhibitions, design competitions, professional research and cooperation between the two institutes. ASC visiting delegation visited the Moscow newly completed music center and related historical buildings accompanied by UAR architects.
On September 16, the delegation visited the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London and attended a seminar organized by RIBA. RIBA professionals introduced the regulations of planning, the design of residence and city planning in UK. 4 members of the delegation such as Messrs. Cui Kai, Shao Weiping, Xue Ming and Zhang Junjie also gave presentations on China’s urban planning, urban design and architectural development at the seminar.
Besides London, the Chinese delegation also paid a professional visit to Bath, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Gatehead, Edinburgh and Glassgaw and visited a great number of modern architecture and historic buildings with interest. After a successful trip, ASC delegation went back from London on September 28.