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KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

 

KAPKAR / DPF-4B | The Sea of Time
2019 Bi-City Biennale of Shenzhen
Dapeng Fortress New District, Shenzhen, China

A social space for multifunctional hospitality

Shenzhen is a city that was founded only 40 years ago, the area however has been inhabited for hundreds of years and has a military history of more than 600 years (1394 A.D.). This awareness should be much more part of the cultural identity of this tech metropolis. I therefore consider Dapeng an anchor point in the historical awareness of Shenzhen. The fort village that is just a few steps away from the sea forms an interesting contrast with the surrounding leisure environment of the seaside resort and the urban typology around it.

KAPKAR / DPF-4B is an installation that has been designed with location specific elements from Dapeng Fortress as the starting point. It uses the reinterpretation of local building elements. The buttresses of the granary, the stacking of architectural wooden structures in Chinese architecture, and the faint gable roofs that are everywhere present there. Also the elegant wooden mortise and tenon joint signs, present in historical architecture. These four elements have been brought together in a new futuristic appearance that with its orange color, derived from the work clothes of the cleaners of Dapeng, forms a fascinating contrast with the historic environment. Elements from the past have been placed back in the environment in a transformed way and give a completely different perspective on the local building culture. With a reminisce about the past it experiences imagination of the future. The installation is located in front of the old granary in the heart of the ancient village, at the entrance of the exhibition. It is a hub between inside and outside. In the evening the object gives a soft mysterious light, a beacon in the darkness.

The futuristic constellation derived from existing elements appears to work like a magnet. From the first minute on children break free out of the arms of their parents and run immediately towards the installation and climb on it. Some of them use it as a stage to act as if there is no audience, inspired to perform something out of their own mind. Six children at the same time is no exception and there is always room for one more. Families use it as a lunch place, a décor for a happy portrait and some take a seat to chat or check the cellphone. KAPKAR/ DPF-4B is a social space for multifunctional hospitality.

Among others with: Xu Tan, MAP Office, Francis Sollano, Asma Kazmi and Xu Liang.

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Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2019

Dapeng Fortress official Sub-Venue of the 8th UABB ‘The Sea of Time’

curated by Yang Yong

December 25 2019 – March 29 2020

Concept, design and controle: Studio Frank Havermans

Installation (metal, acrylic glass, lights, paint) | L x W x H: 3.03 × 5.72 × 2.5 m

Technical drawing: Denis Bacal, The Hague

Manufacturing: Liao Welding, Shenzhen

Photography: Li Yiting

Photography use as a social space: Studio Frank Havermans

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混合建筑

弗兰克·哈弗曼斯(海斯韦克,荷兰)

装置(金属、有色玻璃、灯光、油漆)

长x宽x高:3.03×5.72×2.5米

深圳特区成立于40年前,而此前此地已有百年历史,这部分历史应该更好地成为这座科技之都的一部分。因此,我认为大鹏应该作为开启深圳历史意识的锚点。这座围村离海边度假胜地只有几步之遥,却与海边现代化的建筑群落行成鲜明的对比。

混合建筑》是一座结合了大鹏所城当地特色作为起点元素设计而成的雕塑。作品对当地的建筑特色作了全新的诠释,将其中三大元素——大鹏粮仓的扶壁,中式建筑层层叠叠的木质结构以及随处可见的人字形屋顶融为一体,形成了具有未来主义特点的外观,雕塑颜色使用的是橙黄,与古朴的环境相得益彰。传统的元素通过全新的诠释重新融入到当前的建筑环境,展现出当地建筑文化完全不同的一面。

在功用方面,过往游客还可以把雕塑作为凉椅使用。到了晚上,该物件像灯塔一样在黑暗中发出柔和神秘的灯光。

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The Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2019 is the only biennial exhibition in the world based exclusively on urbanism and urbanization. The 8th edition of the Biennale will launch in Shenzhen on 25 December 2019, with the theme “Urban Interactions”.

The exhibition at the Futian Railway Station has set up eight sub-venues in other districts of the city to interconnect with the Futian Railway, completing an organically interactive network throughout the city: the districts of Yantian, Bao an, Longgang, Longhua, Guangming, Dapeng New District and Qianhai Free Trade Zone.

Dapeng new district Sub-venue is located in Dapeng Fortress. Established in the 27th year of the Hongwu Reign during the Ming Dynasty (1394 A.D.), Dapeng Fortress has a history of more than 600 years. Well preserved to this day, it is the historical site of largest area and highest class in Shenzhen. Representatives of well-known architects, planners, artists and designers will be invited to explore into the public and cultural spaces in Dapeng Fortress by using or upgrading the public building and landscape spaces in view of the local culture, thus realize connectivity and interaction.

KAPKAR / DPF-4B drone view

KAPKAR / DPF-4B drone view

KAPKAR / DPF-4B drone view

KAPKAR / DPF-4B drone view

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Li Yiting

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Studio Frank Havermans

KAPKAR / DPF-4B, photo Studio Frank Havermans

lunch place, photo Studio Frank Havermans

children playing, photo Studio Frank Havermans

catwalk for a princess picture, photo Studio Frank Havermans

mobile checkpoint, photo Li Yiting

children walhalla, photo Studio Frank Havermans

children acting, photo Studio Frank Havermans

social place, photo Studio Frank Havermans

tradition around the contemporary, photo Studio Frank Havermans

social place, photo Studio Frank Havermans

Construction Model

Cardboard model of KAPKAR/ DPF-4B by Studio Frank Havermans. Photo SFH.

Cardboard model of KAPKAR/ DPF-4B by Studio Frank Havermans. Photo SFH.

cardboard sketch models of KAPKAR/ DPF-4B by Studio Frank Havermans. Photo SFH.

Basic shape based on the shape of the Granary support beams / buttresses. Photo SFH.

Combination on the shape of the Granary support beams and Chinese roof constructions. Photo SFH.

Dapeng Fortress typical building and construction elements, field research Studio Frank Havermans

The Granary with it’s buttresses on the outside, the square of the installation, photo Studio Frank Havermans

colour of the work uniforms in Dapeng

Dapeng evening atmosphere. Photo SFH.

UABB 2019 satellite Dapeng location

render KAPKAR/ DPF-4B, by Ami Boerbooms

render KAPKAR/ DPF-4B, by Ami Boerbooms