全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Duo-Story of Urban Village - a shakinghand building and buildings shaking hands

O-OFFICE Architects / China

源计划建筑师事务所 / 中国


The so-call "urban village" even occupies nearly 50% of the territory of the city, and accommodates half of the city's population. However, in almost all of the city's urban plans, every of these "urban village" parts are planned to be cleaned up and replaced by new shopping malls, housing and office towers. Since 2015, O-office Architects has launched the collaboration with Vanke's new enterprise department in some of Vanke's renovation project in urban villages. This exhibition selects two collaborative projects in Tianhe District: a 7-story housing building within a shaking-hand street block developed 8th Commune of Tangxia Village, and two low-rise former warehouse buildings on the east side of Baiyun Mountain developed by the cooperation of Shadong Village. The two projects represent two deferent building typologies and different sizes, with different surrounding environment, and therefore, different architectural responses are made by the architect. The two different spatial and construction processes, framed into a continuous social-spatial narrative to shape two urban-village stories, are contrastively showcased here in this exhibition.


He Jianxiang, a Guangzhou based architect and urban researcher. In 2007, Jianxiang co-founded O-office Architects and started his independent design practice.