"Urban Daydreaming" - Exhibition by French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec [fr]
The Hong Kong Design Institute will be showcasing a collection of urban development scenarios in the Asian debut of the “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Urban Daydreaming” exhibition from 27 October 2018 to 17 February 2019.
It is an exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Les Champs Libres in Rennes. Featuring 20 sets of research models and animations conceived by the world-renowned French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, who was awarded the Wallpaper* Design Award 2016’s Designer of the Year, the exhibition is a wide-ranging study of possible urban development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.
The exhibition explores a wide range of possible environmental solutions through detailed case studies that reimagine the relationship between buildings, quality of pavements, positioning of fountains, and planting of a jungle. 14 proposals were selected for the exhibition after extended periods of research, each exploring different ways to incorporate nature into urban spaces. Highlights include “Clouds”, a half-pergola, half-vegetal shelter that doubles as a floating garden; “Pergola”, a depiction of vegetation forming a shaded pathway; and “Platforms”, a multi-purpose structure as pedestals or large collective benches.
Date: 27 October 2018 – 17 February 2019
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Venue: d-mart, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong (Tiu King Leng MTR Station Exit A2)