Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of urbanism / Architecture

Time capsule (.ɪŽn)
Concept Design

Client: Government of Hong Kong SAR
Size: 3m x 3m x 3m
Location: West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

A play with Time, Place & People of its city - Like Tokyo, Hong Kong is one of the most populated cities in the world. Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano took photo of Tokyo city when empty. The photos look so surreal that it seems that it should not have existed ever at all.  The time traveler pavilion in a similar way brings visitors away from their current moment while physically keeping them in the same place.

Before biennale - The biennale is an empty site. We take a panorama view of the surroundings.

During construction - This panorama photo is then printed onto the inner layer of the cone shaped pavilion, which is put at the exact spot the photo was taken.

When biennale opens - The site is now full of people and exhibits. When we step inside the pavilion, we are surrounded by an illusion of the empty site - A confusion of a different moment, which coexists in the same physical dimension.

The pavilion is solely made of the three fundamental elements: the time, the place and the people. It is specific to its site. It works with its past time and current time. It is not complete without the people in the biennale.

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