Looking to the East, LWK + PARTNERS, a leading design firm rooted in Hong Kong unveiled their conceptual pagoda.
A vessel for display and engagement, Cool Contemporary China was a dynamic canvas for the exhibition of the diversity of every day Chinese life and culture.
Envisioned as an abstract collage of Chinese motifs, the pavilion’s form was inspired by traditional Chinese art, architecture and cultural landscape. Creating an enigmatic visual and spatial experience, the pavilion sat as a drum within a drum.
Paying homage to China’s rich filigree heritage, a metal mesh wrapped the outer shell and served as a projection screen for Chinese life and culture - from simple illustrations of everyday life to contemporary art .
Openings in the skin is what drew the visitor into the inner passage, leading to the central chamber. Inside, an engaging visual and audio installation immersed the viewer within the darkened and enclosed environment.