温守诺来自比利时，在香港和大陆生活了20多年。他曾在摩根大通担任银行家多年，但一直对艺术和建筑充满热情。许多年后，出于对文化遗产和美学的热爱，他定居到了北京，被公众认为是坐落于中国首都的心脏地带的Temple东景缘的创始人之一。 2008年末，他们对修缮这座名为“智珠寺”的寺庙特别感兴趣。修复这座有600年历史的寺庙和遗址的主要目标是尽量减少改建，充分利用其原材料，最大限度地保留其历史和原貌。现在这片区域拥有十足的历史感，生机勃勃，比以往任何时候都更接近它曾经的样子。 在2012年，智珠寺的修复获得了联合国教育、科学及文化组织授予的亚太文化遗产保护奖，并被认为是亚洲最好的遗产保护实例之一。此外，它现在已被归类为2019年的国家历史建筑。Temple东景缘将传统与当代联系在一起，在空间内了展示了James Turrell的 Gathered Sky teamLab的Enso和许多其他装置艺术。截止2019年，Temple东景缘接待了超过12万游客。 Juan van Wassenhove, Belgian, has been living in China for over 20 years. He was a banker with JPMorgan Chace & Co. for many years but has always been passionate about art and architecture. Years later, love for his new home, its cultural heritage and beauty landed him in Beijing, and is widely known as co-founder of The Temple Dongjingyuan, a special landmark in the heart of the Chinese capital. They took a special interest in renovating a temple called “Zhizhusi” or “Temple of Wisdom” in the late 2008s. The main objective of the restoration of the 600 years old building and site was minimal alteration, ample reuse of its original materials, maximum retention of its heritage. The property now stands historical, living, and more than ever, closer to what it once was. In 2012, the restoration of Zhizhu temple received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation and it is considered one of the best examples of heritage conservation in Asia. Moreover, it has now been classified as a national historical building in 2019. Temple Dongjingyuan connects the old with the contemporary and is the recipient of permanent installation by James Turrell (Gathered Sky), teamLab (Enso) and many others. In 2019, Temple Dongjingyuan had over 120,000 visitors.
温守诺在演讲中讲述了他决心修复并改造坐落于的东景缘寺的心路历程，还有他们大殿的价值观：“团结紧张严肃活泼”。他同时指出：一，修复者需通过负责任的商业模式来为分摊维护历史建筑的费用；二，应让翻新的历史遗迹走近年轻一代，敢于创新和制造文化认同。 Juan Van Wassenhove shared the journey of renovating the temple 东景缘 located at the heart of Beijing. How they interpret “responsible renovation” in China and their core values: “be united, alert, serious and lively”. He emphasised being able to setup a commercial model to upkeep and cover maintenance costs, and connecting to the youth, to build up their cultural identities and be creative.