Da Lang Fever 2.0

INTI (International New Towns Institute) organised Da Lang Fever 2.0 to bring together urban strategy proposals that empower migrant workers in Da Lang Neighbourhood (Shenzhen). As part of the exhibition, curator Linda Vlassenrood invited space&matter, Ekim Tan (gaming method Play the City) and photographer Lard Buurman to develop an action plan for real urban interventions in one of Da Lang’s fast-changing industrial areas, the so-called Fashion Valley.

The Fashion Valley is one of the nine industrial parks in Shenzhen and represents the city’s attempt to attract the creative industries. It hasn’t been entirely successful yet. As top-down urban planning is losing favour worldwide, including in Shenzhen, these three participants offer more collaborative alternatives, meant to emancipate migrant society. Through a two meters high CNC foam model of “Da Lang Palace” space&matter presented possible scenarios for programming a 20000 sqm vacant hotel that would empower the self-organizing migrant society and transform a vacant building into a bottom-up icon. Da Lang Fever 2.0 is part of the exhibition Pearl River Delta 2.0, within the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. It has been developed in close collaboration with the Da Lang Government.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Through a 2 meters high CNC foam model of  “Da Lang Palace” Space&Matter presents possible scenarios for programming a 20000 sqm vacant hotel to empower the self-organising migrant society and transform a vacant building into a bottom-up icon. Da Lang Fever 2.0 is part of  the exhibition Pearl River Delta 2.0, within the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of  Urbanism/Architecture and has been developed in close collaboration with the Da Lang Government.

 
 
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SHENZHEN BIENNALE

Type

Concept and exhibition design

Location
Shenzhen, China

Year
2015

Status
Completed

Collaborators
Linda Vlassenrood, INTI
Ekim Tan, Play the city
Lard Buurman, photography