The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (SZ) will take place at the site of the former Dacheng Flour Factory in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, a declining factory complex built in 1980s.
The Curatorial Team and Node propose to redesign and repurpose the existing buildings without demolition to create a series of new public spaces, converting the abandoned factory buildings into a multifaceted exhibition venue. Through this simple transformation, the Flour Factory will become an important representation of the theme of this year's Biennale, Re-Living The City. The new venue will incorporate a variety of spaces and functions including an auditorium and outdoor performance space, landscaping and community gardens, outdoor seating, installations, classrooms, workshops, a café and a bookstore. The former flour warehouse, with its high ceilings and vast open floors, will act as the main exhibition venue and will house a number of exhibits composed of renderings, models, photography, digital media and site-specific installations. This entire process of transformation will be thoroughly documented by UABB.
Xipu New Residence in Longgang District Biennale select Xipu New Residence as sub-venue with Guangdong regional features which represent historical context of Shenzhen Special ecnomic Zone.
主展场 Main Venue:
Former Dacheng Flour Factory & 8# Warehouse
At the intersection of Shekou Harbor Avenue and Pine Lake Road
Shekou Line Shekou Port station (exit D1) about 500 meters ahead
Xibu New Residence
Long Gang District, Xiaoxi Third Alley Nearby
Long Gang Line Jixiang station (exit C) about 960 meters ahead