A few printed promotional materials of the exhibit, including postcards and leaflets from "Aqua Industry", "Dazibao d'architectures Paris-HK", "Dragon Skin Pavilion" and "Sugar Treasure" are available for online reading at Issuu.com!
The 8-minute video includes not only the ideas of exhibits introduced by the chief curators, but also highlights of the symposia, guided tours, workshops, performances, etc. Premiered in the Closing Party, the video was produced by Hong Kong Cultural Imaging Workshop.
The Biennale has come to an end with a record-breaking 150,000 person-times of visitors for the 5 pavilions and 2 satellite venues and around 4,000 participants for around 30 events, including 12 symposia, 3 tours, 3 workshops, 3 film screenings, 2 performances in 2.5 months. We sincerely thank all of you for your continuous support for the Biennale!
Reopen the Pavilions
Reopen the Pavilions
21 April 2012
All pavilions are reopened today. Thank you for your kind attention!
Temporary Closure of Four Pavilions
20 April 2012
Due to Thunderstorm Warning and serious rain, for safety reason, the "Pavilion for Hong Kong Exhibits", "Pavilion for Taipei Exhibits", "Pavilion for Shenzhen and Other Mainland Cities Exhibits" and "Pavilion for Asian Urban Portraits Exhibits" will be closed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience caused!
Closing Week Symposia
Closing Week Symposia
13 April 2012
The Biennale has reached its finale! Join us for the two closing symposia! the symposium titled "City and Charaters" will be held at 2:30pm-5:30pm on 21 April (Sat) at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre; the symposium titled "Transience of Urbanism" will be held at 1:30pm-5:30pm on 22 April (Sun) at The Mira Hong Kong. For details, please visit the page "April 2012 Highlights" in this website.
Total public visitors of 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture reached 150,000, announced by Curators Anderson Lee and Tris Kee.
Children Workshop called “My Ideal Kowloon East”, explored architecture and urbanism, co-organized by Cheerful Studio.
Final month of the Biennale!
1 April 2012
Stepping into April, there are highlighted events including symposia on “Lost and Found in City Development”, “Future School / Architecture and Learning Envionments”, guided tour and symposium on “Conservation / Adaptive Reuse”, guided tour at Hong Kong Arts Centre, public presentation on “flash MOBile”, film screening “Night on Earth” and workshops on “Exploration of Light Cities” and “We All Live in the Forbidden CIty”. Don’t miss the chance!
18 March 2012
Site specific dance performance – Bodyscape, at Kowloon Park, performed by Cai Ying, Hu Xiaoou, Tsui Yik Chit.
Website of Taipei Exhibits
1 April 2011
The official website of Taipei Exhibits is ready! Visit http://taipeipavilion.net for the concept of the pavilion, details of the exhibits, photo gallery!
The catalogue of the Biennale is published! Welcome to collect it at Kowloon Park exhibition venue for free. You can also download the e-copy at homepage of this website!
Biennale Film is ready
5 March 2012
Directed by award winner Mr. Kal Ng, the Biennale Film has finished the post-production. Welcome to view the 60-min preview at Youtube. The film (60 min) which will introduce all exhibits of the Biennale, is now screening at the exhibition venues of World Exhibits, Hong Kong Exhibits and Shenzhen & Other Mainland Cities Exhibits!
Congratulations to Mr. Wang Shu, the winner of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the top honor in the field. His exhibition “Illegal Architecture” is on view in the Asian Urban Portraits Pavilion at the Biennale.
Wang is the first Chinese citizen to win the prize and, at just 48, he is also one of the youngest recipients in history. His firm, Amateur Architecture studio, has completed projects in several Chinese cities.
Other high-profile award winners in the Biennale include Mr. Rem Koolhaas of OMA (who was awarded the Pritzker in 2000) and Mr. Thom Mayne of Morphosis (who received it in 2005). Mr. Steven Holl received the 2011 Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects.
20 February 2012
The Biennale has wide range of press coverage. Welcome to visit the webpage "Press Coverage" under "Press" in this website for the news clippings!
Tris Kee, Curator for Community and Media, at a public tour at the Biennale.
Public symposium at Hong Kong Fringe Club on 16 February, 2012, presented by Gene King, Terence Riley, Aaron Betsky, Anderson Lee and Huang Weiwen, moderated by Tris Kee.
16 February 2012
The Biennale has arranged a number of symposia throughout Feb to Apr. Government officials, experts and scholars are invited to discuss with the audience on topics related to architecture, urban development, heritage adapted reuse, etc. Free admission! For details please visit the webpage under "Event".
(Left to right: Tris Kee, Curator for Community and Media, Terence Riley, Chief Curator for Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale, and Chief Curators for Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale, Anderson Lee and Gene King)
16 February 2012
The opening ceremony cum Parade was held at Kowloon Park on 16 February 2012 (Thursday) with more than 400 participating guests. Visit the photo album at Facebook!
The Opening Ceremony will be held at Piazza, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui at 3pm, 16 Feb 2012 (Thursday). Mr. Stephen LAM Sui Lung, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary of Administration, HKSAR, Mr. LV Ruifeng, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen Municipal Government will be the Guests of Honours. The opening will be followed by a Parade to Pavilion for Shenzhen and Other Mainland Cities Exhibits, Pavilion for Hong Kong Exhibits and Pavilion for Taipei Exhibits accordingly, with representatives from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei Governments as the officiating guests. See you in Kowloon Park!
The Biennale Blog
The Biennale Blog is ready!
1 February 2012
The Biennale Blog is ready! Please visit http://hkszbiennale.blogspot.com. We will upload the sharing on the Biennale, architecture and urbanism from time to time. Welcome to subscr
The construction of 4 Bamboo Pavilions have started!
11 January 2012
The 4 bamboo pavilions spread over Kowloon Park are titled as Pavilion for Hong Kong Exhibits, Pavilion for Shenzhen and Other Mainland Cities Exhibits, Pavilion for Taipei Exhibits and Pavilion for Asian Urban Portrait Exhibits. Designed by local bamboo masters and architects from Hong Kong and Taipei, the pavilions are variations on the traditional bamboo pavilions for Chinese Opera and become the landmark of the Biennale.
HK Representatives Attended the Official Opening of SZ Biennale
8 December 2011
2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (SZ Biennale) is opened on 8 Dec 2011! Ms Elizabeth Tse, JP, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) and representatives from the organizers and the curatorial team of the 2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale (HK Biennale) visited Shenzhen. Curated by Mr. Terence Riley, SZ Biennale is located at Shenzhen Civic Square and OCT-LOFT and will lasts until 18 February 2012. Please visit www.szhkbiennle.org for details.
The press conference was held at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre on 9 November 2011 (Wednesday) to announce the curatorial theme and exhibition plan. It received overwhelming support from the media as well as the Organizer Committee Office of Shenzhen Biennale, our lead sponsor CreateHK, strategic partners, supporting organizations and exhibitors. Visit our Facebook page for press coverage and event photos!
Press Conference will be held on 9 Nov 2011!
1 November 2011
2011-12 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture will be held at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui from February to April 2012. A press conference will be held at the exhibition venue on 9 November 2011 (Wednesday) to announce the curatorial theme and exhibition plan.
Recruitment of Architectural Designer
1 November 2011
The Biennale is recruiting architectural designer, interested parties please apply in full resume with expected salary and date of availability e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and YouTube accounts of the Biennale are launched! Please join our social networks to get the latest news of the Biennale! You could also leave your email address through the blank under “Subscribe by Email” at the page “Contact Us”, to receive the news of the Biennale by direct email!
Open Call for Submission of Exhibition Proposal
Dear prospective exhibitors, the curatorial team is now pleased to announce open calls for the submission of proposals to the Biennale, which is proposed to be held from February through April 2012. Please refer to the link as below for more details: Click Here. Submission deadline is Hong Kong Time 5:00 pm, Friday, 30 September 2011. In the interim, please also email your questions to email@example.com.
Appointment of Curator
The Organizer composed of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Designers Association is pleased to announce that Mr. Gene K. King, Mr. Anderson Lee have been appointed as the Chief Curators for the 2011 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture. The curatorial team members include Ms Julia Lau and Ms Tris Kee.