Citywall was a project proposing a new city wall around the existing historic center of Xian – a 14 km wide compactly organized architectonic ‘belt’, providing transportation, accommodation, parks and squares, information centers etc. This belt wanted constitute a new infrastructure featuring light railways to minimize travel time and replace the thousands of taxis now crowding the inner city and polluting it with noise and fumes. Citywall wanted to sustain the image of a dense inner city while addressing the problems of noise and pollution.
The CO-EVOLUTION exhibition shows how architects – cooperating with researchers and planners – are helping to meet the global challenges following in the wake of China’s massive economic growth and the intended “welfare boost”. The exhibition is the result of a project involving some of the most talented young Danish architects collaborating with students and professors from four top universities in China.
The Danish Pavilion featured a unique joint venture between China and Denmark. CO-EVOLUTION was initiated by DAC – Danish Architecture Centre – and curated by the Danish architect Henrik Valeur, Director of UiD.
No longer a part of Transform Boris Brorman Jensen joined the Transform Biennale team as external advisor and critic.
CO-EVOLUTION – Danish/Chinese, Collaboration on Sustainable Urban Development in China, @ 10th Biennale di Venezia / with Transform
See the exhibition catalogue here
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