Design Week exhibitions a big hit during holiday

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-05-04

Winning entries of the Shenzhen Global Design Award, which are being displayed at Bay Opera of Shenzhen in Bao’an District, attracted a large number of citizens during the May Day holiday.

The Shenzhen Global Design Award is one of the key events of Shenzhen Design Week that will end Saturday.

Residents at an exhibition of winning entries of the Shenzhen Global Design Award at Bay Opera of Shenzhen in Bao'an District on April 30. Photos by Liu Xudong

“I came here [Bay Opera] with my colleagues. The winning entries are inspiring to our creations,” a man surnamed Deng told Shenzhen Special Zone Daily. Deng has been involved in industrial design for nearly a decade.

Deng said visiting design-related exhibitions is his annual “task.” According to him, Shenzhen Design Week offers a great platform for designers to communicate, and he can also learn about the latest design concepts and innovative design approaches.

Residents visit a design exhibition at Bay Opera of Shenzhen in Bao'an on April 30.

Another Design Week highlight is the outdoor exhibition “Mountain-Sea-City Integration” Urban Design Corridor at Bay Opera. “Designs are combined with urban ecology and I think this exhibition is very meaningful,” said a citizen surnamed Weng from Futian District.

This year’s Design Week also set up three exhibitions at Nanshan Museum, which showcase excellent innovative designs, digital designs from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, and excellent designs from young talents, respectively.

A father and son take an interest in a design project at an exhibition at Bay Opera of Shenzhen on April 30.

A science fiction installation, which uses gray staples to build a city with the world’s last plant located at a corner, garnered attention from Ren Zhiming, a fourth-grade student.

“A city without plants will become bare and lose fresh air,” said Ren. “This tells us how to be kind to nature.”

A visitor surnamed Wan thought the digital design pieces are refreshing. “Cultural arts such as Peking Opera have become more vivid thanks to digital technologies,” Wan said. “I am happy to see these cutting-edge design works in Shenzhen.