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IMMATERIAL SPACES. Architecture faces to meditation
Collateral Event of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Opening to the public: 26th august -30th september 2010, tue-sun 11am-7pm (closed on monday)Opening
: August 26th, 6.30pm
Building 17 – Isola di San Servolo VE
: Art Experience
: Silvia Ross 329 1283124
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e-mail: info@artexperience.biz
Coordination: Arte Communications
Paolo De Grandis
Deputy Commissioner: Carlotta
Press e-mail:pressoffice@artecommunications.com
With the collaboration of:
Roy Martina Experience; La Voce.net; HRD Training Group
With the partecipation of:
Roy Martina; Ciro Imparato; Roberto Re
Music by: Lajos Sitas

Openness to new horizons of contemporary life expression, defines the participation of Art Experience in the 12th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, with the Collateral Event Immaterial spaces through solutions that act on space changing the atmosphere and perception.
It is the opportunity to test the role of architecture that communicates with the individual in the projection of purpose, enhancing human capital as a resource for the evolutionary process. Public meeting where harmony is the basic prerequisite for a life connected to the search of new spiritual values, aiming to generate knowledge and aesthetic experiences for immediate metamorphosis that speaks to his audience, accessing inner strength.
Art Experience in collaboration with Roy Martina faces to architecture in a multi-sensory meditation, to organize the immaterial spaces of the mind and spirit in an Atelier of Wellness Feng-shui style.

The venue of the event will be San Servolo Island. Recovered, preserved and promoted by Province of Venice by an extensive policy of
development and cultural programming, especially in September, on the occasion of the Art and Architecture Biennale, the Venice FilmFestival and the Open event, San Servolo becomes a place of ideal comfort to take part to the event, thanks to its natural environment,educational character, disposition to the dialogue between cultures and experiences. 

The event is supported by important partnerships in its guide to self wellness:
Roy Martina, expert in oriental medicine and founder of Omega Healing, expresses the values of meditation for the first time in an artistic context.
For the Italian version he takes advantage of the attractive dubbing of Ciro Imparato in applying his method FourVoiceColors consisting in the use of voice to generate emotional states, and of the response to music performance of Lajos Sitas as engaging contribution to the effectiveness of the route.
One of the main trainers in Europe, Roberto Re as HRD Training Group, thorough the One Day Seminar, will encourage the beginning of meetings to involve actively young people audience from the art and architecture academic institutions, with the aim of transferring positive impulses to improve the perceptual abilities in individual expression, the activation of connection processes and to use new and more effective communication languages, useful to the profit growth and personal development also in the sector.

The contemporary vision of space where the individual is in the center, strongly supported and promoted by the director of the Biennale Kazuyo Sejima, expresses the new horizons of change and its evolution in the extension of the senses on open ability to listen.

Setting up project: Studio HYD
Graphic design: Agenzia Tratti

Thanks to: San Servolo Servizi; Nordesteuropa; Livio Felluga
With the patronage of: Provincia di Venezia
Social partner: lifeisbetter.it



International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations
Venice, Lido, Island of San Servolo
1 September - 3 October 2010

Unique, eclectic and changing, this year OPEN, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, reaches its thirteenth edition, after a long history that has seen the participation of seventy-one countries, three hundred and sixty artists and one hundred and fifty curators. The event will be held from 1 September to 3 October, at the same time as the 67th Venice International Film Festival, offering a new path of expression, an open-air workshop, where the works are stages for contemplation and interaction.
Thirty-nine artists have been let loose on Venice Lido and the Island of San Servolo to define a physical and mental space, the allusive residue that lies in personal memory and in collective experience. Nearly all created specially for the exhibition, the sculptures and installations are spaces for reflection in which art transforms its tension towards the indefinite, eluding schemes and thematic constraints, to offer the visitor the possibility of thinking of a free art, open to evolution. 
Conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis, co-curated by Carlotta Scarpa, organised by Arte Communications, in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Venice City Council, the exhibition is held under the patronage of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Province of Venice and Venice City Council.
At OPEN the combination of sculpture and the environment is an inexhaustible and fascinating theme, thanks to the strong conceptual matrix that is renewed with the aim of presenting the many aspects of artistic expression. The necessary counterpart is the urban spaces and green areas of a territory viewed in the complexity of its anthropological and cultural values. Over the years OPEN has created a strong genius loci thanks to the presence of countless international artists, who have brought different cultures and traditions to the island, redefining its cultural substratum. And so every year a broad horizon of linguistic experimentation is created, whose options in the case of sculpture have become more and more sensitive to the choice of materials, whether they be those of traditional sculpture or something more akin to industrial production, right up to installations that can undergo the most surprising processes of re-semantisation. In its interweave of nature and culture, inside and outside, biological and technological, OPEN condenses contemporary international trends thanks to synergic collaboration with critics, curators and institutions. This also marks the fifth year of the successful project for presenting the work of young artists from our Academies, this year it will be the turn of the prestigious Brera Academy of Fine Arts, curated by Saverio Simi de Burgis and coordinated by Marco Pellizzola. Nine talented young artists, Alberto Gianfreda, Michele Guido, Daniela Novello, Emanuela Rizzo, Federica Alì, Radis Nikzad, Chiara Rinaldi, Marco Maria Giuseppe Scifo and Jessica Soffiati present site-specific projects in the park of the Island of San Servolo which stimulate reflection and become cognitive meta-instruments in their own right.
The attention towards new recruits in the art world is also marked by the recent partnership with the Arte Laguna Prize. Among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 2009, the young sculptors Theo Reeves-Evison, Olga Schigal and the two artists Koji Yoshida and Dario Tironi were chosen for OPEN. During the exhibition the Arte Laguna Special Prize will also be inaugurated, and assigned to an artist from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, selected by the Arte Laguna jury. This award will offer the winner the possibility to be included among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 2010 and to show his or her work on the circuit organised by the same association. This partnership will be increased in the future editions of OPEN, parallel to the PDG Arte Communications Special Prize within the ambit of the Arte Laguna Prize.
The spectator is offered a new path in the world of international contemporary art, a new open-air layout and a new reflection on art languages. The exhibition opens with the fundamental works of Dennis Oppenheim and ORLAN. The American artist, one of the leading exponents of contemporary conceptual art of the second half of the twentieth century, focussing especially on the creation of large installations in public spaces, presents “Heavy Dog Kiss”, an important work in marble which will later become part of the collection of the Museum of the Park of Portofino, directed by Daniele Crippa.
The approach of the French artist ORLAN is completely radical, opposing the banal and the expected. At OPEN she presents “Drive-in: ORLAN REMIX”, a video installation with an inflatable limousine where the hybrid concept is the absolute protagonist, able to become tangibly the signified and the signifier, the means of expression of the work of art of which it outlines the form and the content.
The work “Seconda natura” (second nature) by Gaetano K. Bodanza was designed especially for the dome of the Blue Moon. Here the relation to the primeval forces of nature, the exaltation of life as an irrepressible flow, the nomadic revelation without territory, time or language, are constant aspects that enhance the amazing expressive force of this reborn cycle of works, a preview of which will be presented at the Moretti & Moretti Gallery in Paris. Inspired by the work of the director John Woo, who will be awarded the Career Golden Lion at the Film Festival, “The Face Machine” by Amy Cheung is an investigation on violence, show business, the duo of good and bad, to capture their ancestral persistence and catapult the visitor into an interactive game. The panorama of the exhibition then continues through installations with a strong visual impact by Giacomo Roccon and Barbara Taboni, the work in progress by Aristotelis Deligiannidis, photographs by Margherita Errante in which the eye of the artist wanders and selects extreme snapshots, metaphor of a more and more globalising and globalised existential condition, and then the ironic work by the Argentinean Nora Iniesta, the modular structures by E.M.C. Collard, the video performance by Andrea Fincato and Giulio Escalona, and the experimentations in language by Annalù, Alice Olimpia Attanasio, Michela Pedron and Margherita Mauro. After that the visitor will be taken on an imaginary journey with the monolithic figures by Ursula Huber, the “travelling” sculptures by Gaspare Manos, the “dresses withoutbody” by Flavio Lucchini, the urban archaeological work by Stefano Fioresi, the Zen installation by Alexandra Marati, the conceptual “prayer” by Gina Brezini, the “blindfolded and gagged” profiles by Ottavio Pinarello, ending with the participation of the Cypriot artist Phanos Kyriacou and that of the Chinese Yi Zhou. Faithful to tradition, OPEN’s success over the years has been marked by the presence of numerous curators who have brought to the exhibition a research focussing on the latest trends in art and culture on both the national and the international scene. New participations this year include the presence of Alan Jones, from New York, a critic and curator of art exhibitions, who has always been one of the leading authorities on the Pop Art scene. Gloria Vallese will be with us again, with her dynamic promotion of young Italian art, and we continue our successful collaboration with Christos Savvidis for Greece, Chang Tsong-zung for Asia and Nevia Pizzul Capello for Germany. The works on show are parallel creations, even though they result from absolute freedom of expression, unconstrained by an obligatory theme, they meet, contaminate one another and form hybrids without losing their own identity.
The OPEN Prize also reaches its tenth edition. This special prize, coinciding with the 67th Venice International Film Festival, is awarded to a director taking part whose work shows a strong link between the cinema and the figurative arts. Founded by Arte Communication, this year’s prize is a work by the Master Gaspare Manos. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue containing comments by critics, presentations by the authorities and the list of the works on show. Available from the Arte Communications lnfopoint at Lido in Piazzale Bucintoro.

Artists taking part

ARGENTINE Nora Iniesta
CHINA Amy Cheung, Yi Zhou
CYPRUSPhanos Kyriacou
GREAT BRITAINTheodore Reeves-Evison
GREECEAristotelis Deligiannidis, Alexandra Marati
ITALY  Annalù, Alice Olimpia Attanasio, Gaetano K. Bodanza, Crash Toys (Koji Yoshida, Dario Tironi), Margherita Errante, Andrea Fincato - Giulio Escalona, Stefano Fioresi, Ursula Huber, Gaspare Manos, Margherita Mauro, Michela Pedron, Marco Pellizzola, Ottavio Pinarello, Giacomo Roccon - Barbara Taboni
RUSSIA Olga Schigal
USA Dennis Oppenheim

Federica Alì, Alberto Gianfreda, Michele Guido, Radis Nikzad, Daniela Novello, Chiara Rinaldi, Emanuela Rizzo, Marco Scifo, Jessica Soffiati. 



Venice Biennale 12.International Architecture Exhibition: Hong Kong in Venice

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Arte Communications

Opening Period: August 27th – November 21st 2010

Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Castello 2126, 30122 Venice

davidclovers + C.E.B. Reas; Map Office + Sun Hing Industries; Urban Rethink Tank + Craig Au Yeung; Joshua Bolchover, John Lin + HKU CPW + Kadoorie Farm; Hong Kong Housing Authority + Michael Wolf; Ocean.CN + CAD + Rocker-Lange Architects; William Lim + Philip Yung; Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon, Clara Wong + Clean Air Network; Rocco Design + HKICC School of Creativity; OMA + Chu Hai College; Urbis + MET Studio + Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust; RAD + Greg Girard; WKCDA + Foster and Partners, OMA, Rocco Design

Juan Du

Mary Chan
Margherita Errante
Giulia Foscari
Chad McKee


Inspired by the Chinese colloquial phrase for the necessities of daily life, 衣食住行 (Clothing-Food-Dwelling-Transport), we ask architects, artists, activists, educators, industrialists, and governmental agencies to re-imagine and expand on the simple choices we make every day. The ‘Quotidian Architectures’ exhibition explores the potential of design to create socially and environmentally responsible architectures through presenting collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects from Hong Kong. What we wear, what we eat, where we live, how we travel, what we learn, how we relax – decisions we make every day as individual inhabitants collectively contribute to the overall environment and lasting well-being of the city.

Hong Kong is a diverse and complex city where acute physical constraints have created extreme urban forms and inspired inventive architectural solutions for the basic needs of city life. The ‘Quotidian Architectures’ exhibition reveals Hong Kong’s unique challenges and proposes possible solutions for dense urban settlements around the world. Projects that investigate and utilize design to engage the urban environment from all levels and aspects of daily life will represent the creative fields of Hong Kong in this year’s Venice Biennale. Clothing, Food, Dwelling, Transport, Education and Leisure - six categories of exhibits form the core of the exhibition. In each exhibit installation, architects work in partnership with sustainability-oriented practitioners to generate a project demonstrating the potential and necessity of collaborative design thinking.

‘Quotidian Architectures’ aims to generate debates on current architectural designs for sustainable development and recognizes the urban environment as a complex eco-system comprised not simply of natural resources, but also of social communities, economic operations, and cultural practices. Architecture is not a tree; architectural design thinking must venture beyond technological applications and surface plantings to include crucial social considerations, cultural identities, and behavior patterns of the residents of the built environment. Designers should recognize the daily rhythms of our environments to better engage the ecology of the city and hence create responsible and sustainable architectures.

There are three phases of ‘Quotidian Architectures’ exhibition starting with the Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture Exhibition: Hong Kong in Venice, followed by the Response Exhibition in Hong Kong at the end of the year, and concluding with a Traveling Exhibition in six cities in Mainland China. The staging forms a continuous and active platform of working collaborations between sustainable development practitioners, architectural professionals, and exhibition visitors in Italy and China. The exhibitions present opportunities to explore and share the contributions that design should bring to those building and living within the architectures of our city. After all, people meet in architecture.

Juan Du
Chief Curator




(Quotidian Architectures Venue)
(Biennale Architecture Exhibitions Site)
3 GIARDINI PUBBLICI (Biennale Architecture National Pavilions)



(Quotidian Architectures Venue)
2 ENTRANCE TO THE ARSENALE (Biennale Architecture Exhibitions Site)




1 Clad
2 Underwear
3 Open Rice Box
4 Rural-Urban Ecology
5 Harmon-i-City
6 Serial Systems
7 Elastic Streetscape
8 Thermallmeter
9 Creative Learning
10 Concentrated Campus
11 The Landscape of Wetland Park
12 Demolition As Construction
SP Hong Kong Arts: Imagining the Future





CLOTHING                 1      Clad
                                             davidclovers + C.E.B. Reas
                                    2       UNDERWEAR : Les dessous de la Biennale
                                             Map Office + Sun Hing Industries
FOOD                         3       Open Rice Box ..
Urban Rethink Tank + Craig Au Yeung
4       Rural-Urban Ecology
Joshua Bolchover, John Lin + HKU CPW + Kadoorie Farm
5       Harmon-i-City
Hong Kong Housing Authority + Michael Wolf
6       Serial Systems
Ocean.CN + CAD + Rocker-Lange Architects
7       Elastic Streetscape
                                             William Lim + Philip Yung
                                    8      Thermallmeter
Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon, Clara Wong + Clean Air Network
9      Creative Learning
Rocco Design Architects + HKICC School of Creativity
10    Concentrated Campus
Office for Metropolitan Architecture + Chu Hai College
11    The Landscape of Wetland Park
Urbis Ltd + MET Studio + Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
12    Demolition as Construction
RAD + Greg Girard
Special Project
SP   Hong Kong Arts: Imagining the Future
West Kowloon
Cultural District Authority + Foster and Partners,
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rocco Design Architects



CLOTHING     1     Clad
                                 davidclovers + C.E.B. Reas
Qipao, the quitessential garment of the 1950s Hong Kong, is tailor made to fit the body – exemplary of all tailors’ challenge in transforming a two-dimensional medium into three-dimensional form. While the curtain wall is the architectural equivalent of the Qipao in itstautness and tension, Ronchamp epitomes the opposite spectrum, where the poche mediates between the interior space and the exterior form. The installation proposal – CLAD – seeks to reinvigorate ideas of enclosure through material explorations. Working in collaboration with artist C.E.B. Reas, this proposal will show multiple variations of cladding that are immured with light and texture.





CLOTHING    2    UNDERWEAR : Les dessous de la Biennale 
   Map Office + Sun Hing Industries
The “Underwear” project challenges the most basic piece of clothing – the undergarment. Made with innovative fabrics from Sun Hing Industries Holding Ltd, the “Underwear” is environmentally-sensitive, sustainable, low-impact and recycled. Sun Hing Industry received one of three Hang Seng Pearl River Delta Environmental Awards and the Category Award for Water Management. For the 12th Venice Biennale, MAP OFFICE has designed a unique pattern that features twisting elements of motion derived from the surface of water. This design is central in reminding us of the universal importance of water in our eco-system.




FOOD     3     Open Rice Box
                     Urban Rethink Tank + Craig Au Yeung
“Open Rice Box” takes on the copious blend of sensory and spatial experiences generated by Hong Kong’s grassroots food culture- preparing, serving, and consuming food according to convenience( speed), combination (customizable dishes), comfort (sustenance). Inspired by the ubiquitous foodstuff container box and associated foldable equipments, our exhibit reconfigures categories structuring the emotional power of food: colour –image (), smell-opacity(), taste- texture(). A series of designed “container – box” modules is made from weather-resistant Chiptec boards ( literally recycled beverage cartons) that can be maneuvered – opened (), flipped (), closed ()– as well as tessellated into assemblages integrating seat, table, worktop, stall.




FOOD     4     Rural-Urban Ecology
                       Joshua Bolchover, John Lin +
                       HKU CPW + Kadoorie Farm
In China’s recent urban transformation, urban processes are intertwined with rural processes to the extent that the rural is a key agent in the creation of urban fabric. The project presented here involve intensive collaboration between Hong Kong based charities and donors, private developers, local PRC village officials, Mainland universities as well as the government Ministries of Education and Construction. Each project has a strong programmatic idea, an environmental concern and a material strategy that is based on locally sourced inexpensive materials. These projects form new linkages between HK and the mainland: architecture is the mechanism for people to not only meet but to form an active network working to transform poor, rural areas of China.




DWELLING     5     Harmon-i-City
                                 Hong Kong Housing Authority + Michael Wolf
With an average density of over 6,300 people per square kilometer, high–rise urban living is synonymous with Hong Kong habitat, making the city one of the most compact in the world. Through the lens of Michael Wolf’s “points of view” still pictures were captured of people in confined internal living spaces (Inside) as well as repetitive, building facades (Outside) which are common place in Hong Kong’s residential architecture-scape. Providing “links” to contrast the density and complexity one may find in Wolf’s images, HKHA illustrates its efforts to provide People quality homes in compact, yet harmonized communities within the city of Hong Kong by means of micro-climate studies, community engagement and collective memory




DWELLING     6     Serial Systems
                            Ocean.CN + CAD +
  Rocker-Lange Architects
Mass-production housing has always been informed by contemporary technologies and, housing has often been the trigger for innovations to existing processes of production. A central question to be addressed in this project is how contemporary computational design tools, CAD-CAM fabrication and existing constructional techniques and material assemblages can contribute to generate new experimental prototypes for twenty-first century living. Confronting the crisis of repetitive models of housing, this project will engage with an alternative, differentiated model of housing across three scales – from urbanism, to architectural typologies, and more detailed building systems.




TRANSPORT     7     Elastic Streetscape
                               William Lim + Philip Yung
A street that is folded away every night, and unfolded the next morning into the most active street market in Hong Kong, accommodating a tram to come through every few minutes with the crowds giving way to allow the tram to squeeze by, Chun Yeung Street demonstrates a perfect scene of 衣食住行in an elastic, breathing city. Merchants through their ingenuity have developed a system of vernacular architecture components for them to conduct business on this elastic street. Basic utilitarian and survival instinct dictate the forms and break down the components in a kit of parts that consists of points, lines and planes to defend and claim a territory.




TRANSPORT     8     Thermallmeter
                                     Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon,
                                     Clara Wong + Clean Air Network
Thermallmeter is a mapping of the continuous pedestrian spaces of Hong Kong’s integrated transportation and shopping mall networks. Comprising tunnels, bridges, open decks, partially covered footbridges and a variety of building interiors, this seamless network is in fact host to a variety of different environment that, while often privately owned and operated, serve as the de facto public space of the city. Thermallmeter codes the gradation of environmental indicators on solid casts of the void spaces of the network. Thermallmeter serves to raise awareness of air quality and thermal comfort in association with malls and infrastructure in the city, and explores the impact that the ambient environment has on public spaces.




EDUCATION     9     Creative Learning  
Rocco Design Architects +
                                    HKICC School of Creativity
The HKICC School of Creativity is conceived not just as a work of architecture, but as a spatial setting from which the process of learning in various modes derives its energy. The conception of the architecture is a collaborative process between the architects and the School, who has a unique vision of a secondary school education that emphasizes the humanities and the creative arts. The design is therefore about accommodating and stimulating creativity. Spaces are created to be transformed, surfaces to be meddled with,and the users are expected to carry on with the spirit of design suggested by the architecture, continuing that process of its collaboration with a creative education beyond the completion of the physical structure.




EDUCATION     10     Concentrated Campus
                                  Office for Metropolitan Architecture +
Chu Hai College
The new educational model developed for Chu Hai College is based on the interaction of different disciplines. The design concentrates the whole program into a Compact Campus Building where the relationships between the various departments are reinforced through spatial and visual connections. The traditional notion of enclosure that begins with a sealed outer layer is deconstructed. Instead, the enclosure is defined by layers of in-between spaces that open and close,--buffering the environment and reducing the volume of conditioned space. The building forms create a passively shaded environment while leaving most of the site free as a natural landscape environment.




LEISURE     11     The Landscape of Wetland Park 
Urbis Ltd + MET Studio +
                          Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The Hong Kong Wetland Park is a prime example of harmony with nature, environmental practice and sustainable development; unique to Hong Kong; seeking to provide equally for the potentially conflicting functions of conservation, tourism, education and recreation. The Park has provided thousands of conservation educational activities to school students and hosted international conferences. Visitors can enjoy the park and begin to learn to be stewards, not just of this development but also of their overall environment.




LEISURE     12     Demolition as Construction
                                RAD + Greg Girard
In early 1990’s, Greg Girard & Ian Lambort published the book “ The City of Darkness” on the in Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. As the project for his graduation thesis, Aaron Tan documen demolition of the walled city and uncovered the organic evolution of architecture through stud sections. Today, 17 years later, Aaron and his team at RAD collaborate with Greg Girard and hi Emmy Lung, to revisit the project from a new perspective. For this Biennale, the team revisited th which is now a park, and also interviewed the ex-residents of the walled city, in particular, those were interviewed 20 years ago.




SPECIAL PROJECT     SP     Hong Kong Arts: Imagining the Future
                                            West Kowloon Cultural District Authority +
                                            Foster and Partners,
                                             Office for Metropolitan Architecture,
                                            Rocco Design Architects


Exhibit Title: Clad
Founded by David Erdman and Clover Lee in 2007
Based in Hong Kong S.AR., China
C.E.B. Reas
Born in Ohio, USA, in 1972
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA

Exhibit Title: UNDERWEAR : Les dessous de la Biennale
Map Office
Founded by Laurent Gutierrez and Valérie Portefaix in 1997
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Sun Hing Industries Holding Ltd
Founded by Kwok-Po Cheung in 1974
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Open Rice Box
Urban Rethink Tank
Founded by Martin Fung and Thomas Chung in 2008
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Craig Au Yeung
Born in Hong Kong in 1963
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Rural-Urban Ecology
Joshua Bolchover
Born in Manchester, UK, in 1974
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
John Lin
Born in Dajia, Taiwan, in 1975
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Community Project Workshop, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
Founded by the Faculty of Architecture in 2009
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Founded by Lawrence and Horace Kadoorie in 1956
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Harmon-i-City
Hong Kong Housing Authority
Founded by Hong Kong Government in 1973
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Michael Wolf
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1954
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Serial Systems
Ocean Consultancy Network
Founded by Tom Verbes and Gao Yan in 2008
Based in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London
C:A+D - Carlow Architecture and Design
Founded by Jason Carlow in 2007
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Rocker-Lange Architects
Founded by Ingeborg M. Rocker and Christian Lange in 2006
Based in Boston, USA, and Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Elastic Streetscape
William Lim
Born in Hong Kong in 1957
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Philip Yung
Born in Hong Kong in 1979
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Thermallmeter
Adam Snow Frampton
Born in Washington DC, USA, in 1980
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Jonathan Solomon
Born in Chicago, IL, USA, in 1978
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Clara Kar Wing Wong
Born in Hong Kong in 1983
Lives and works in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Clean Air Network
Founded by Joanne Ooi in 2009
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Creative Learning
Rocco Design Architects Ltd
Founded by Rocco S.K. Yim, Bernard M.B. Hui, Patrick P.W. Lee in 1982
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Founded by Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture in 2006
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: Concentrated Campus
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Founded by Rem Koolhaas, Eliza and Zoe Zenghelis, and Madelon Vriesendrop in 1975
Based in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Founded in 1949
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Exhibit Title: The Landscape of Wetland Park
Urbis Ltd
Founded by Peter Cookson Smith in 1977
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
MET Studio Design
Founded by Alex McCuaig in 1982
Based in London and Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (Consulting) Ltd
Founded by Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in 1989
Based in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK

Exhibit Title: Demolition as Construction
Fonded by Aaron Tan in 1994
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Greg Girard
Born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1955
Lives and works in Shanghai, China

Exhibit Title: Hong Kong Arts: Imagining the Future
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Established under the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance in 2008
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Foster + Partners
Founded by Norman Foster in 1967
Based in London, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Madrid, New York
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Founded by Rem Koolhaas, Eliza and Zoe Zenghelis, and Madelon Vriesendrop in 1975
Based in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong
Rocco Design Architects Ltd
Founded by Rocco S.K. Yim, Bernard M.B. Hui, Patrick P.W. Lee in 1982
Based in Hong Kong S.A.R., China


JUAN DU is the founder of Hong Kong-based architecture office IDU_Architecture and an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. Her professional and academic work engages the architectural field from the extents of built forms to the social and ecological processes of the city. Her work has been internationally exhibited including the Venice Biennale 11th International Architecture Exhibition, 2009 Vienna Architekturzentrum Wonderland Exhibition and 2007 & 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale of Architecture Urbanism\Architecture. Her research, design projects and writings on architecture and the city have been published in China, Europe and the United States. Her past professional experience involves working in the offices of Yung Ho Chang Atelier FCJZ in China, Agence Santiago Calatrava and Atelier Seraji in France, and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in the United States. Prior to arriving at Hong Kong University, she taught at the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Graduate Center of Architecture at Peking   University. Juan Du holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor degree of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida with Highest Honors. She is the recipient of a United States Fulbright Foundation Fellowship for research on the transformations of the contemporary Chinese city.

MARY CHAN founded the home-grown Hong Kong publishing house MCCM Creations in January 2001. She has a combined professional background in magazine publishing, arts administration, marketing, advertising, and management. Chan has worked in Hong Kong and Mainland China with non-profit art & culture organizations, multi-national advertising agencies, and US pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, including: the Asiaweek English magazine, Hong Kong Festival Fringe, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, J Walter Thompson China, Shanghai Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Ltd. With a passion for art and culture from her childhood, Chan attempts to carefully integrate words, visual arts, and graphic design elements into distinctive book projects. Her hope is to communicate with a wider overseas and local readership, celebrating the uniqueness & creativity of the individual creators and voices of Hong Kong.

MARGHERITA ERRANTE is an Italian scholar of Chinese language and culture and works as a writer, photographer and producer. She was educated in Paris, London, and Beijing and speaks five languages. From 1999 to 2003 she lived and worked in several Chinese cities and in 2004 she moved to an indigenous village in the Sino-Burmese jungle to conduct anthropological research on the Wa minority people. In March 2005 she organized a personal photographic exhibition in Italy and published a book whose proceeds were dedicated to the Wa village. Errante was chosen as photographer for a 2005 diplomatic Peace Mission sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2007 she returned to Beijing to study the development of China's contemporary architecture and in 2008 collaborated with Class CNBC TV as a Beijing correspondent. Errante is a member of the American Anthropological Association, she is the author of a Chinese Language Course published by DeAgostini Editore and writes about Architectural Anthropology. She now lives in Hong Kong where she founded Margotpolo Productions Ltd.

GIULIA FOSCARI is an Architect from Venice currently residing in Hong Kong. Over the past ten years Giulia has worked and/or collaborated with London based Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster & Partners, and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). She has extensive research and exhibition experience globally and has participated twice in the Venice Architecture Biennale: in 2006 as exhibitor – presenting her research “From Favelas to Parametric Architecture” – and in 2008 as curator of the exhibition “Andrea Palladio and Zaha Hadid Architects”. She was educated at the Architecture University of Rome (Roma Tre) and at London’s Architectural Association (where she received the DRL March qualification) and is currently teaching at The University of Hong Kong.

CHAD MCKEE is a LEED Accredited Architect from New York City with over thirteen years of experience leading projects and research on environmentally responsive design. His professional experience includes leadership roles in the design and management of projects throughout Asia and the United States. Over the past decade he has worked and/or collaborated with several architecture practices, including: South Carolina-based Huff + Gooden Architects, New York City-based Fox and Fowle Architects, Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, Paris-based Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Amsterdam-based UN Studio, Hong Kong-based Integrated Design Associates and IDU Architecture. Chad McKee was educated in Italy and the United States and holds a Master of Architecture degree from The City College of New York. He is currently teaching at The University of Hong Kong.