2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong)

The exhibit at the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong) is an installation art display that is intent on showcasing the vision for the reuse of Hong Kong’s industrial buildings through the lens of the city’s industrial history. Using a single iconic industrial building material, the I-beam, we portray this industrial lineage as one continuous line that twists and turns in accordance with Hong Kong’s industrial development. The sculptural piece will symbolize the three key moments of change (1945; 1980; 2015) in Hong Kong’s recent industrial past that came about through legislation, intervention and design. The display models will be nested in the web of the I-beam, which will describe the history of Hong Kong’s industrial built environment through the use of photos and collages while speculating their future. They will illustrate how change comes about through a confluence of forces, including political legislation with the support of financial capital and architectural design, and visualize how we re-live the city as the mixed-use industrial building defines our lifestyle in 2050.