Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: UABB

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Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: UABB

Bi-City Architectural Event in Shenzhen, China: 2017 Exhibition

21 Dec 2017
MVRDV and The Why Factory participate in the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) 2017
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2017 by MVRDV
photo : Zhang Chao
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) 2017 by MVRDV Architects
MVRDV and The Why Factory stage a series of interventions for the Seventh Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) (UABB) jointly curated by curator and critic, Hou Hanrou and founding partners of URBANUS, Liu Xiaodu and Meng Ya.

16 Oct 2017

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: UABB 2017

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is to be held in Shenzhen, China, for its 7th edition on December 15th, 2017.

Nantou Old Town – Aerial View:
Nantou Old Town - Aerial View

photo © URBANUS

It is the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization and architectural development within China and around the world, creating a unique experience for its audience. Since its first exhibition in 2005, UABB has since organized 930 exhibits with over 1 million visitors globally. Last year’s edition was a huge success, seeing over 250,000 visitors over the 4 month long exhibition.

Nantou Old Town City Gate:
Nantou Old Town City Gate

This year UABB embarks on a new journey, holding its first ever art exhibition, directed by co-curator Hou Hanru, and openingnew grounds in the art design world. The theme, “Cities, Grow in Difference”, will explore the future development of urban villages and their place among the rapidly developing cities of China, while communicating an understanding of “coexistence”.

UABB 2017 will be held at Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district, an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao’An County. The main exhibition will span across the whole Shenzhen city and will also include three sub-venues in order to accommodate an event of its magnitude.

Main Exhibition Nantou Old Town A1 District:
Nantou Old Town exhibition UABB 2017

The curators for this year’s UABB are qualified experts who are working to deliver an exceptional experience for the biennale:

∙ Hou Hanru, a renowned curator based in Paris, Rome, and San Francisco, has curated/co-curated over 100 exhibitions and has advised in art institutions around the world.
∙ Liu Xiaodu, the co-founder and principal of Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., has participated in numerousarchitectural exhibitions including the China Pavilion of 2016 London Biennale.
∙ Meng Yan, the principal and co-founder of Urbanus Architecture & Design Inc., was appointed chief curator of the Shenzhen Pavilion in the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

Main Exhibition Nantou Old Town – street:
Nantou Old Town exhibition UABB

Past editions of UABB featured acclaimed exhibitor, Dutch Architectural Photographer Iwan Baan. Other organisations that have participated in UABB are the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Past curator Ole Bouman has since taken on the mantle of founding director of Shekou and stayed on in Shenzhen after curating in 2015, while Yung Ho Chang the father of architecture in China is set to make another appearance at UABB 2017.

Nantou Old Town UABB 2017:
Nantou Old Town UABB 2017

photo © URBANUS

This year, UABB 2017 looks forward to seeing notable names from all over the world, such as Pierre Huyghe, MVRDV, Rob Voerman, and John Lin, architects and artists well-known for expanding the boundaries of their respective fields.

UABB2017_The city should be different, its survival and prosperity liest in its ability to maximize differences and alternatives:
UABB 2017 architecture design

Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (UABB) images / information received 14 Oct 2017

19 Jun 2015

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: UABB

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: UABB

The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)

Opening at the former Decheng Flour Factory, Shekou

The former Dacheng Flour Factory will be transformed into a multifaceted exhibition venue.

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

Shenzhen Architecture Biennale

SZHK Architecture Biennale UABB 2013

Shenzhen Architecture Biennale UABB

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale – Previous Years

Shekou Terminal warehouse to host UrbanismArchitectural Biennale, 2013

Amateur Architecture Studio (Hangzhou, China):
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

Clavel Arquitectos (Murcia, Spain):
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

Nai – Dutch pavilion, Ole Bouman:
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

UABB:
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

UABB panoramic view:
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
picture courtesy Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale
SZHK Biennale Project
picture : 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture

SZHK Biennale Installation by Ball Nogues Studio:
SZHK Biennale Project
photo : Benjamin Ball

SZHK Biennale Installation 2009 Bug Dome by WEAK!
Bug Dome SZHK Biennale
photo © Marco Casagrande

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