MAD architects to exhibit twelve models at the centre pompidou in paris

MAD architects to exhibit twelve models at the centre pompidou in paris

the centre pompidou in paris has acquired twelve architectural scale models that represent ten of the most significant projects by beijing-based studio MAD architects. each model exemplifies MAD’s architectural vision, and expresses the firm’s core values which look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes — one that creates a dialogue with nature, the earth, and the sky. the centre pompidou’s permanent acquisition of these models signifies the first major cultural institution in europe to procure such a collection of MAD’s work, and will be acknowledged in an exhibition at the centre pompidou in april 2019.

centre pompidou MAD architects
absolute towers 
| dimensions: 111x56x125 cm | materials: foam, PLA, plastic, wood | 
scale: 1:300
image by fang zhenning



the centre pompidou collection illustrates projects developed by MAD architects dating back to 2005, and delineates how the firm’s approach toward architecture has evolved. these represent a diverse range of works that ignite a discourse about the future of architecture — from a family home transformed into a contemporary kindergarten, to residential towers conceived as urban forests, to cultural buildings and mixed-use complexes that introduce natural forms and spaces into the city. collectively, the twelve models express how MAD generates a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment, with a particular sensibility toward the spiritual and emotional needs of inhabitants, and their connection to nature.

centre pompidou MAD architects
absolute towers | image © iwan baan

centre pompidou MAD architects
chaoyang park plaza | 
dimensions: 29x60x30 cm | materials: concrete, resin | 
scale: 1:400

centre pompidou MAD architects
chaoyang park plaza | image © iwan baan

centre pompidou MAD architects
harbin opera house | 
dimensions: 68×81.5×22 cm | materials: paint, resin, wood 
| scale: 1:400
image by shu he

centre pompidou MAD architects
harbin opera house | image by andrés gallardo

centre pompidou MAD architects
clover house
 | dimensions: 32x27x23 cm | materials: acrylic, PVC, wood 
| scale: 1:100

centre pompidou MAD architects
clover house | image by fuji koji

centre pompidou MAD architects
nanjing zendai himalayas center | 
dimensions: 230x108x58 cm | materials: acrylic, crystal, PVC, wood 
| scale: 1:300
image by creatAR images

centre pompidou MAD architects
nanjing zendai himalayas center | image by creatAR images



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