Architectural Fair Brings New Life to Old Venues in Shekou
Several of the old venues along the border areas in Shekou are given a new lease in life ad a cultural center for architecture since the opening of the fifth Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture.
Considered as the only biennial exhibition that is held in the world the fair exhibits and focuses on urbanism and the urbanization of a city. In this year’s event explores the urban border which is a thematic effort by curators to cover the physical borders but also the difference among the diversified subcultures that has distinctive identities. International curators including the creative director Ole Bouman, Jeffrey Johnson and academic director Li Xiangning headed more than 100 participants in the presentation if architectural exhibitions by transforming two of the old Shekou venues into visions of innovative architectural art.
The value factory is the outcome of the refurbishment of the Guangdong Floating Glass Factory and can now accommodate different variety of architectural themed that is explored by international design companies and museums. A value farm display is also featured which was inspired by small farms and garden that covers the rooftops in an increasing numbers of residential buildings in Hong Kong.
The refurbishment of the old warehouse at the Shekou Ferry Terminal is transformed to the second venue which is the border warehouse the showcases different architectural designs coming from macau along with eight countries to do research on the evolution of the urban borders and its society that surrounds the Pearl River Delta.