Visitors enjoy UABB at brewery-turned site

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-12-14

The Kingway Brewery in Luohu District has been transformed into a mega exhibition site for the main venue of the Ninth Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture (UABB). Hundreds of international exhibitors from 15 countries and regions are presenting their artworks and projects at the UABB which runs until March 12, 2023. It highlights the green and sustainable development of contemporary cities, cities’ strategies to address climate change, and exploration of a path toward harmonious coexistence between human and nature.

Themed “Urban Cosmologies,” the three-month exhibition is jointly curated by architecture and urban planning scholar Lu Andong, young architect Wang Zigeng and design curator Aric Chen. Six subvenues have been set up at Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub in Qianhai, Nantou Ancient Town in Nanshan District, International Low Carbon City in Longgang District, Dalang Fashion Town in Longhua District, Dawan Ancestral Residence in Pingshan District and Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone.

Visitors to the UABB main venue at GDH City • Jinpi Fang in Luohu District (罗湖区粤海城•金啤坊) need to book in advance. The nearest Metro station is Tai’an Station (太安站) on Line 5 or 7.

Visitors read information on the UABB at GDH City • Jinpi Fang in Luohu District. The UABB is considered the world’s only biennale to focus specifically on urbanism. It was initiated by Shenzhen in 2005 and Hong Kong has joined since 2007. Photos by Sun Yuchen

Visitors interact with an artwork at the UABB main venue.

“Pilaoke in Preparation for Archaeological Digs 100 Centuries Later” by Wu Jian’an.

Visitors drink tea at the UABB main venue.

A visitor observes an artwork at the UABB main venue.

“Inverted Architecture” by Lu Yichen (Studio Link-Arc) is on display at the UABB main venue.

Visitors interact with an artwork.

Visitors interact with an artwork.

"Cat Cave" by Lin Lin.

"A-hoMe" by Jun Jiang, Shiying Xie and Yu Cai.

"Denim Cat House" by Zixun Zhong.

A floral soft sculpture "Mind the Gap" by Welnsight.