Temple of (City) Fabric is an exhibition for HKIA Annual Awards 2019-2020. The design demonstrates symbolic analogy where the awarded projects would become the content that construct this exhibition space. Using a series of ribbon profiles, they are constructed to create a myriad of roofscapes, gradually transforming from the first ribbon that looks like “The Hut” to finally a “Temple”, the overall construction turns into a full cityscape.
The entire of this exhibition is created using “Tyvek”, a fabric from synthetic material that acts as medium to introduce this year’s winning buildings to the public. Tyvek is a highly-dense polyethylene synthetic fiber, it’s a common material used to protect buildings during construction since it has good water-proofing properties. This special fabric also symbolizes determination and adaptability of architecture profession, these characters can be found in all of finalist projects of this award.
Temple of (City) Fabric also displays project context, from photos, text, and drawings, all of them are directly hung and draped from ceiling truss. Those stepping drapes magnify the space of the exhibition, highlighting its content as well as create a beautiful photogenic spot for visitors. At the same time, it also creates warm and embracing atmosphere to encourage visitors to learn and understand more about this fabric material which is extensively present in architecture industry and our daily lives.
Exhibition Design: Napp Studio & Architects
Graphic Design: Offscreen
Contractor: Hattrick Creative
Client: Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Photographer: Jimmy HO Tsz-Wai
Location: The Mills, Hong Kong
Date: November 2020
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