Building Asia Brick by Brick is an architectural exhibition currently touring China put together by ArtAsiaPacific magazine, People’s Architecture Foundation and LEGO to raise the awareness of architectural preservation in Asia. The exhibition features the architectural designs of some of Asia’s leading architects, but you won’t find any traditional model building materials here, each original architectural model is built entirely out of LEGOs. The models will tour the urban hubs of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu before being auctioned off in New York in 2008. Inhabitat brings you highlights of the Shanghai event.
Model by Ma Qingyun for MADA s.p.a.m. Shanghai/Los Angeles
Model by Zhu Xiaofeng for Scenic Architecture Shanghai
Model by Urbanus Architecture and Design Shenzhen/Beijing
Children building their own designs in Shanghai.
Building Asia Brick by Brick is currently touring China as part of the Get It Louder! (GIL) Festival. GIL engages China’s dynamic, intelligent and trend-conscious youth population by bringing together cutting-edge international and Chinese creative talent in the art, design and architecture fields, and continues through September.
Venues: Guangzhou: 6/23-7/8 Grandview Mall Shanghai: 7/21-8/4 Life Hub @ Daning Beijing: 8/16-9/1 Soho Shangdu Chengdu: 9/13-9/25 Bailian Tianfu Shopping Mall
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