“Renewal: A Symbiotic Narrative” is the title of China’s presentation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Ruan Xing, the exhibition presents a wide range of architecture projects that deal with shaping liveability in high-density environments.
China Pavilion / Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. Venice (Italy), May 24, 2023.
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Official description: Over the past forty years, Chinese architects have undertaken a diverse range of experiments in urban and rural renewal, exploring a symbiotic world where different people can better communicate, share, and co-exist, where cities and people are interdependent, and where more space is provided for nature. The theme of the exhibition tells of Chinese experiments in shaping liveability in high-density environments. Through this unique Chinese narrative, we seek free discourses on the recent and emerging transformations in the built environment: where are we going and what is at stake? Do conclusions lie in the architectural enigma of density? Will the future city feature modernist towers, traditional courtyards, or a symbiosis of the two? Or will other possibilities be brought about through VR technology, clean and renewable energy? Visitors are encouraged to come up with their own answers by ‘viewing,’ ‘unfolding,’ ‘contemplating,’ and ‘strolling’ in the China Pavilion. Curator: Ruan Xing Exhibitors: Bo Hongtao, Cai Chunyan/Liu Tao, Du Chunlan, Fan Beilei/Kong Rui/Xue Zhe, Guo Yuchen/Yang Siqi/Zhan Beidi/Jiang Boyuan/Wang Jingwen/Yang Shuo, He Jianxiang/Jiang Ying, He Mengjia, Huang Huaqing, Zhang Hai’ao/Xu Hang/Li Di, Huang Yinwu, Kong Yuhang/Yang Wei, Li Danfeng/Zhou Jianjia, Li Xinggang, Liu Doreen Heng, Liu Kenan/Zhang Xu,Liu Moyan/Su Peng/Ju Anqi/Ying Shijiao/Li Yuanyuan/Song Jiawei, Liu Yuyang, Long Ying,Luo Jing/Yu Borou,Meng Fanhao, Qian Shiyun, Ruan Xing/Zhang Yang,Shui Yanfei, Song Yehao, Sun Haode/Student Team SJTU,Tong Ming/Ren Guang/Guo Hongqu,Wang Dan/Li Zhibo,Wang Qiu’an,Wang Xin/Sun Yu, Wang Yan,Wang Zhuo’er, Xu Xunjun/Zhang Xudong/Pang Lei, Yang Yongliang, Zhang Bin, Zhang Jiajing, Zhang Li/Zhao Peng/Ye Yang, Zhang Ming/Zhang Zi/Qin Shu/Su Ting,Zhang Tong/Aldo Aymonino, Zheng Xiaodi, Zhou Wei, Zhuang Shen/Ren Hao/Tang Yu/Zhu Jie, Zhuang Ziyu, Atelier Deshaus, Arcplus Group-ECADI (East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co./Ltd.), Arcplus Group-Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research(Co./Ltd.), CBC Building Centre,Chongqing Architectural Design Institute of Chongqing Design Group.