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2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

Themed "Cities Grow In Difference", With Events & Workshops Across Shenzhen and Hong Kong

December, 2017
Nantou Old Town- Street (Day), Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Image Courtesy of UABB2017)

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) shortly begins this week, running until the 17th of March, 2018. Currently it is the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanisation and architectural development, held now in it’s 7th edition.

This years key theme “Cities Grow In Difference” highlights the possibilities of an integrated and diverse urban city and gain examples of urban development in Shenzhen to create a broadened discussion of urban issues.

Held at the Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district (an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao’An County), this years UABB presents curators Hou Hanru (Maxxi, Rome) Liu Xiaodu and Meng Yan (of Urbanus) including over 200 exhibitors from 25 countries to share their perspectives on diversity and urban villages.

Organized into three sections, World | South (curated by architect Liu Xiaodu), City | Village (curated by Meng Yan), and Urban | Village which will consist of four sections: the Archive, featuring architectural photographer Zhang Chao; the Armoury details archived cases and proposals; with Iranian-American architect Nader Tehrani alongside Dutch architecture team MVRDV exhibiting The Why Factory installation. UABB’s premier curator Chang Yung Ho will also be working to make Nantou a cultural stop for the future.

The Biennale aims to look into rapid Chinese/global urbanization and the future prospects of cities. Shenzhen’s urban villages are a combination of top-down urban planning and bottom-up spontaneous growth, making up 45% of the population while occupying only 16.7% of the space. 

Cities, Grow in Difference seeks to embrace diversity at different levels of society while resisting cultural centralism by creating alternatives to mandatory planning. UABB’s main venue is Nantou Old Town, an urban village that embodies the past and present, East and West. The exhibition will be spread throughout the community of Nantou, creating an interactive experience for locals and visitors alike, and acting as both an exhibition of the urban site witnessing the most dramatic urbanisation in the 20th and 21st centuries. We anticipate important dialogues to begin here.

Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Image Courtesy of UABB2017)
Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Image Courtesy of UABB2017)
Aerial View of Nantou Old Town, Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Image Courtesy of Urbanus)

We are honoured to attend this years 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture as media partner, and highlight key works

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2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture
Shenzhen – Hong Kong
15 December, 2017 – 17 March, 2018

Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (Image Courtesy of UABB2017)
December, 2017