MArch Adjunct Lecturers Marcus Lee and Rachel Hearn from LEEP Architects were invited to participate in an international workshop in Yantai, China. Other participants included MVRDV, Martha Schwartz, Sky Yutaka and Tado Ando. The workshop called for proposals, both masterpan and plot designs, for a coastal site with large pinewood forest. The workshop also included a visit to some traditional farming villages near Wahei which are all orientated north-south with stone walls and seaweed thatched roofs. The next steps are in progress with the client hoping for project works starting in early 2015.