Through models, drawings, mock-ups, photographs, and videos, Reuse, Renew, Recycle brings together some of the most imaginative built work in China today and explores how contemporary architecture can be firmly grounded in the country’s unique cultural context.
From the vaulted ceilings of the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum in Jiangxi, to an open-air bamboo theatre in Hengkeng Village in Songyang County, to a former sugar factory turned into a hotel near Guilin, the exhibition examines an array of bold interventions that serve as a blueprint for more resource-conscious and socially oriented architectural practices around the world.
Image: Dong Gong, Shenliang Su, Vector Architects. Alila Yangshuo Hotel, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 2013-17. Photo by Shenliang Su