contemporary chinese architecture at design week beijing
contemporary chinese architecture at design week beijing contemporary chinese architecture at design week beijing
sep 25, 2011

contemporary chinese architecture at design week beijing

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! designboom china is online since a year and 900 articles are already available.

to celebrate our first chinese anniversary we invite you to join the designboom conversation during beijing design week 2011.

‘designboom conversation: contemporary chinese architecture from the outside in’

is there a new, more flexible urban ideal? one in which the greatness of cities is seen to arise from a clash of architectural visions, built up from spontaneous and unregulated taste and problems of densification? many of the new generation, overseas-educated chinese architects have decided to stay in china and are internationally known for their experimental building processes and indigenous use of materials. from recycling-based construction methods to the mass creation of new high-rise buildings, contemporary chinese architecture is a progressive force in society, and has begun to make its own, unique mark on 21st century global architecture.

VERSO EST – contemporary chinese architectural landscape‘ is a current exhibition at MAXXI – the XXI century art museum in rome, italy. autographed copies of the catalog are available after the event.

moderated by birgit lohmann (editor-in-chief designboom) guest speakers: fang zhenning (artist, art critic, curator of the VERSO EST exhibition), and 5 of the most influential contemporary chinese architects : ma yansong (MAD), zhu pei, liu jiakun, wang yun and liu xiaodu (urbanus).

UCCA auditorium wednesday, september 28th, 2011 16:00 – 18:00

UCCA ullens center for contemporary art 798 art district no. 4 jiuxianqiao lu chaoyang district beijing, china 100015

  • is there live streaming?

    George says:
  • Too bad Ai Weiwei is not a part of this. Ask China.

    Geoff Bush - I Ching Arts says:
  • umm… ask China why an artist is not a part of a conference on architecture?

    anyway, this looks fantastic! we need more conversations within and across disciplines.

    mark dev says:
  • @George, we are still working out what technologically will be possible onsite
    at the talk. most likely, we will not be live streaming but live tweeting
    from the conference, as well as recording and publishing on the conversation
    afterwards. we’ll post any updates to [url=]our facebook page[/url] in the days
    leading up to the event!

    designboom says:
  • @designboom – sadly facebook is blocked in Mainland China, so will keep refreshing here

    Antoni Ng says:
  • @ designboom:Does this event require ticket to enter? I tried to call the gallery directly but no answer …

    Mr.Lai says:
  • @Mr.Lai, no, you should be able to just come straight to UCCA for our and any of the talks this week, without need of a ticket. we hope we’ll see you on wednesday!

    jenny filippetti I designboom says:
  • Just saw the Chinese docu-drama (?) “Last Train Home” . . . it would be interesting if these architects (any landscape architects??) addressed the problem of “people movement” . . . how do you move or herd thousands of people trying to get on overcrowded trains in order to avoid stampedes, the necessity of police crowd control, etc., etc.
    Another question . . . any of these guys interested in new ways to provide inexpensive, interesting, livable spaces for the poor?
    PLEASE POST MORE PICS!!!!!!!!!!!

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