Arup Associates: 50Arup Associates: 50
casts a retrospective eye to the design firm's considerable achievements this past half century through rarely-seen archival material spanning film, photography, drawings and models. Long known for the technically innovative buildings, Arup
were early pioneers of environmentally-friendly design. To that end, the show will offer an insight into a host of landmark projects undertaken by the group these past five decades, including in the UK, CEGB Offices (1980) and Manchester Commonwealth Games Stadium (2002), as well as ongoing international offerings such as the Singapore Sports Hub.
From Mar 25
Shanghai Windows Project 2014
The Royal Institute of British Architects hit China this spring, courtesy of Shanghai Windows Project 2014
at addresses throughout Xintiandi. Eleven installations by a host of UK-based studios will grace shop fronts throughout the area, with offerings from UN Studio, Mamou-Mani, and interactive sound clouds by Nex.
From Mar 28
Contingency Plans: Or, Living with Unstable Grounds
Continuing its 2014 public program, the University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Center presents new exhibition, Contingency Plans: or, Living with Unstable Grounds
. Works on display will consider how the earth's unexpected forces shape landscapes and society through understudied cases from overlooked places. That includes a landslide in Hong Kong, the persistent desertification in China, volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, and the seepage of mining waste in West Papua. University of Hong Kong/ Shanghai Study Center, 298 Bei Suzhou Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
From Mar 29