全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
NOTCH

Markus M Schneider / MMS (Metroprojects), Johannes Elias Lohbihler + Thibault Brevet (SOLUTION), João da Fonseca + Mickey van Olst (alt ctrl) / China; Germany

马可司•M•施奈德/MMS(Metroprojects城市项目工作室),约翰那斯•艾利阿斯•骆比勒+提保特•布勒莱文特(SOLUTION工作室),乔安•德•芳塞卡+米奇•范•奥尔斯特(alt ctrl工作室)/ 中国;德国

For the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in Shenzhen (UABB), solution.io with alt ctrl, two Berlin-based studios for creative technology, developed a new kind of kinetic installation. NOTCH is a grid of floating tiles allowing to create endless variations of variable states between translucent openings and opaque closures. NOTCH hence incorporates and represents one of the most basic and essential principles of architecture.

NOTCH tells a story about the past, the present and the future of Shenzhen. The structure is drawing inspiration from the tile covered facades found in Nantou Old Town. All materials and parts in use reflect Shenzhen as a virtual modular toolbox of technology and innovation. By utilizing electronic manufacturing, which is something Shenzhen today globally stands for, NOTCH is building on the

DNA of the city.

Shenzhen with its incomparable growth from an agglomeration of villages to a megacity joins different layers of a contemporary urban reality. The city manifests itself in ever newly built pieces of a transitory urban-scape, from the glossy pieces of new architecture to the remaining urban villages. NOTCH derives its visual heritage from the Nantou facade tiles, its building principles from Shenzhen's

technological environment and translates the dynamic and noise of the city and its inhabitants into momentary visual patterns emerging in a chorus of drone engine sounds; it is a contemporary statement for the dynamic potential of urbanism and architecture.

For NOTCH we teamed up with strong local partners. Seeed Studio engages the open source hardware community through their development boards and manufacturing customization services. Chaihuo x.factory is a maker space for pros, providing resources and solutions from concept to production.

NOTCH has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Shenzhen Yinno Land Co., Ltd, a new creative compound enterprise, focusing on the creative real-estate.NOTCH stands for Nantou Old Town Choir.