The 16th Biennale Architettura was opened in Venice on May 26th, 2018. CROX was invited to attend the exhibition TIME SPACE EXISTENCE by European Cultural Centre and GAA Foundation.
And our latest work Liyang Museum will be showed in Palazzo Mora which is the main hall of the Biennial parallel exhibition. With the aim of promoting the desire of architecture, the Biennale Architettura is titled FREESPACE.
In FREESPACE, a sense of urban symbiosis is formed through the communication between people and architecture. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley MnNamara curated the exhibition and they thought the word FREESPACE described a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity which was the core of architecture design.
In 2016, C.R.Lin, the director of CROX, curated the exhibition” Youbang Campus: 7+1 cohering the power of design” in Venice. As the project of this year’s Biennale Architettura, Liyang Museum is still under construction.
With the concept of ancient songs, it shows the beauty of oriental melody, and finally completes a very progressive natural building. In order to let people cross the park, the building is divided into two bodies.
The lower body and the city park form the shape of mountain which becomes the functional part of museum. The upper body and the sky echo each other and fused into cloud-like shape for urban planning. Museum’s functions combine PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE into one spirit of space.
Two architectural bodies create a freespace for citizens and constitute additional space for the city. People can feel the sunshine, air and plants. This space provides opportunity to let architecture communicate with the earth.
On the basis of people, places, time and history, the architecture’s diversity, uniqueness and continuity actively maintain the relevance of local culture and become the permanent wealth of urban residents. In addition to the model of Liyang Museum, CROX also presented a concept film “Floating Melodies” made by ourselves.
In the film, views switching by two architects C.R. Lin and Darcy Chang convey a sense of wandering. We transfer beautiful melodies into architecture’s form, and using multiple perspectives to express walking experience. Liyang Museum constitutes the yearnings to city life and the concept of avant-grade nature.
Capturing all the weak information and extracting the touching moment, and condensing it into entity to remould the nature with the experimental spirit. For a museum project in China, maximally releasing the space to the public with humble attitude, will activate people’s limitless imagination of freespace in the future. Source and photos Courtesy of CROX.
Article by Marco Rinaldi