Shanghai Project to explore future of sustainable development
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Design of the landmark building, dubbed Envision Pavilion, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and constructed for the Shanghai Project. [Photo/shanghai-project.org]
The Shanghai Project, a large-scale event promoting sustainable development, will open in Pudong New Area, Shanghai on Sept 4, running until July next year, Pudong Times reported.
The event, launched by the Shanghai Himalayas Museum, will feature displays of art, culture, science, technology, medicine, and ecology, and will look at the way society might function in the future.
The Shanghai Project will take place across two phases, focusing on public interactions and art exhibitions, respectively.
A highlight of the first phase will be the construction of a landmark building, dubbed Envision Pavilion, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. At 20 meters high and 87.6 meters wide, the building will feature both form and function, blending modern architecture with nature, including areas for exhibitions and leisure activities.
The second phase, which begins next April, will be highlighted by 100-day of exhibitions.
The Shanghai Project is being held in cooperation with many art institutions such as the Power Station of Art and the West Bund Art & Design Fair.
Yongwoo Lee, curator of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, said that they hope the event will provide locals and visitors with greater and easier access to the arts.