Rural Moves

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RURAL MOVES_The Songyang Story_Aedes Exhibition

Xu Tiantian & DnA, Beijing

Xu Tiantian

Xu Tiantian, DnA_Design and Architecture, Beijing

 

Architecture as Transformer

Zhu Pei

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MIND LANDSCAPES: Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing

Zhu Pei is one of the leading architects in China providing substantial solutions to urgent challenges and questions of ongoing urbanization within the country. The rapid rate of urban growth, as well as the commercial pressures of mass consumer society, require well-considered concepts that also satisfy the need for authentic architectural expression. In the cacophony of urban collages and architectural super signs against the backdrop of the real megacity, Zhu Pei has set off in search of his own roots within traditional aesthetic concepts, successfully adapting them for implementation in his work. By drawing on traditional concepts of space and the built structure, he has been able to devise solutions that are specific to the location and region, while demonstrating great skill in terms of form, aesthetics, and materiality. Informed by an understanding of the global architectural discourse, he follows his own path to give each of his buildings a specific character within a contemporary architectural form.

Zhu Pei

Mind Landscapes – Studio Zhu-Pei

Mind Landscapes

Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing

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Opening
31. März 2017, 18:30 Uhr

Welcome
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Aedes Berlin
Ping Chen Botschaftsrat für Kultur, Botschaft der Volksrepublik China
Dr. Eduard Kögel Kurator, ANCB, Berlin
Zhu Pei Studio Zhu-Pei, Beijing

Exhibition 1. April – 18. Mai 2017

 

Der Pekinger Architekt Zhu Pei gehört zur führenden Generation junger Architekten, die in China mit ihren substanziellen Beiträgen zur Lösung an drängenden Herausforderungen der wachsenden Urbanisierung beitragen. Die Ausstellung präsentiert die Arbeitsweise des Architekten auf der Suche nach den eigenen Wurzeln in traditionellen ästhetischen Konzepten, die er erfolgreich für die Implementierung in seine Projekte nutzt. Gezeigt werden fünf neue große Kulturbauten des Architekten, die sich zur Zeit im Bau be nden: das Yang Liping Performing Arts Centre und das neue Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Dali, das Shijingshan Cultural Centre in Beijing und andere. In zahlreichen Modellen, Plänen und Filmen erläutert die Ausstellungsinstallation die Bezugnahme der einzelnen Projekte auf den Ort, deren starke formale Ausdruckskraft vor dem Hintergrund expressiver Tuschepanoramen des Architekten deutlich wird.

Zhu Pei is one of the leading architects in China providing substantial solutions to urgent challenges and questions of ongoing urbanization within the country. The exhibition demonstrates the architects set off in search of his own roots within traditional aesthetic concepts, successfully adapting them for implementation in his work. On display will be his ve large cultural buildings, which are currently under construction: the Yang Liping Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art/Dali, the Shijingshan Cultural Center/Beijing and others. The numerous models, plans, and lms on display illustrate the speci c relationships between the projects and their surrounding environment.The buildings’ powerful formal expression is revealed in an installation against a backlit panoramic background of the architect’s striking ink drawings.