Committed to providing experiences related to design culture through partnerships with international museums and organisations, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Lee Wai Lee), member institutions of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), are delighted to present three exciting exhibitions for 2018. Bringing together world-class visionaries and innovators, HKDI Gallery has curated a programme that crosses various design disciplines, from multimedia and interaction design to landscape architecture and urban development, costume design and art direction.
The exhibitions will be rolled out in October, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec—Urban Daydreaming from 27 October 2018 to 17 February 2019.
From 27 October, HKDI Gallery is honoured to showcase a collection of urban development scenarios in the Asian debut of the Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec—Urban Daydreaming exhibition. It is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Les Champs Libres in Rennes.
One of the most internationally sought-after designers of the decade, the BOUROULLEC brothers have been lauded by prestigious accolades in design, including the Wallpaper* Design Award 2016's Designer of the Year, where they became one of the judging panellists of the elite award in 2017.
Featuring 20 sets of research models and animations conceived by the world-renowned French design duo Ronan and Erwan BOUROULLEC, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec—Urban Daydreaming is a wide-ranging study of possible urban development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.
14 proposals were selected for exhibition after extended periods of research. Each of the proposal explores different ways to incorporate nature into urban spaces. Through thought-provoking and immersive staging, viewers are transported into separate acts of an urban play. Each proposal takes into consideration the needs of urban environments by reintroducing greenery, animals, water and fire into the city. Marking the first time the brothers have worked on an urban development project, the exhibition will explore 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.
Highlights of this exhibition 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.
Press release courtesy HKDI Gallery