Chinese-Australian architectural practice IAPA will showcase a number of award-winning Urban Planning and Architectural Design projects at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art as part of Sydney’s official Chinese New Year program.
The one-day-only event on Tuesday, 24 February, is the first time urban planning, design and architecture has been represented in the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations, as well as the first time the exhibition has been staged outside China, premiering a future global tour.
Entitled ‘Revival: A Journey of Design’, the program focuses on IAPA’s reinterpretation of traditional oriental culture within a contemporary design context, and shines a light on the past 30 years of building reform and change in China.
It will also include a symposium on design-thinking – ‘Rediscovering the Oriental in the West’ – that explores ‘Chinese Dseign’ under the influence of globalisation.
“The intent of this exhibition and event is to strengthen interaction between South-China and Australian architects, creating a platform for idea exchange and dialogue, as well as unfolding an open-discussion regarding the transforming design context of modern China,” says Paul Peng, IAPA’s founder and principal architect.
The event continues with an invitation only evening of presentations to include keynotes from a range of noted delegates, such as Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little from Chenchow Little.
“Australia has a long history of connecting with China in trade and politics, and it is increasingly important that there is a corresponding dialogue in cultural circles. Architects in China are doing remarkable things that really bring their contemporary architecture to the fore,” says Tony Chenchow.
“This exhibition engages the Australian design community with unique projects from IAPA that explore ways in which cultural heritage can be celebrated while still advancing contemporary practice.”
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