Blanking Boundary

The key word in the design is “resolve boundaries.” From the perspective of existentialism, everything already exists. In this case, the boundary originally existed, just like in this museum, people are surrounded by walls, pillars, and arches. So reshaping or preserving the boundaries will not change the essence. The role of our designers is more like an adaptor. We recode the point-to-point relationship between people and exhibits to generate new relationships.

We hope that we can gradually eliminate the original boundaries, which will trigger new behaviors in the viewer. We use some elements, such as small wooden blocks, navigation lines, translucent paper, transparent fishing lines, etc. to realize our concept.

At the beginning, we had a navigation space. The physical space was enclosed by the information wall and small wooden blocks on the roof, and the lights were dim. Strong sense of wrapping and border.Then the border-a guided tour on the ground, hand-made tables were gradually added to our first exhibition hall, where we also added more light. After that, we chose to use translucent paper to create a sequence space with drawings of ancient and modern landmarks printed on it. Due to this special material, the sense of boundary and enclosure will be more blurred than the two previous rooms. This space is also very similar to the gray space in Eastern architecture, with the internal and external boundaries eliminated. With the lighting logic, the light in the room is also homogeneous and soft.


In the student exhibition hall, we use transparent fishing line as the core element to create the boundary, and combined with the exhibition function, hang an acrylic board at the end of the fishing line, and the exhibition board can be hung between the lines. Due to the combination of functions and the “invisibility” of the body of the fishing line, the enclosure and boundary of this space are further dispelled, and the lighting is also strengthened.

▼ AR application

The wall keeps approaching the viewer, and the viewer makes a splitting action. At the same time, it is accompanied by the sound of a stonemason hitting a stone, which is a metaphor for the construction skills of the original view. The wall breaks and becomes a column, and the column keeps approaching the viewer. At the same time, it is equipped with the sound of wood block collision / carpentry work, which is a metaphor for modern architectural construction skills. The column volume is once again dissolved into a multi-pillar space, equipped with the sound of metal collision, which is a metaphor for contemporary architectural construction skills.


▼ Guide Book



Final Exhibition Layout





Exhibition Information



Organizer: Archifor Design Ltd., UK

Organizer: Italy China Group, China Europe Innovation Center

Venue: China Museum, a UNESCO-certified base of UNESCO

Guests of the exhibition: Fulvio Irace (Editor-in-chief of the famous Italian journal “Hotel and Residential Design”, Editor-in-Chief of Domus Magazine, Head of Architecture of the Venice Triennale of Architecture), Matti Ponkala (CEO of the Finnish Association of Architects), Maria High (Chief of Tourism and Product Design) Operation Officer), Zhou Xiaoyan (Chairman of China Group, Italy), Chen Wei (Professor of Architectural Design), Jiaxin Tao (Architectural Design)

Introduction to the host

The Italian Huaxia Museum used to be the host base for the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize jury member Zhang Yonghe to hold a personal architectural design exhibition in Italy. The Huaxia Museum belongs to the Milan Central European Innovation Center-the first comprehensive institution focusing on cultural and commercial cooperation between Asia and Europe. Build new cooperation platforms in design, architecture, food culture and other fields, and promote and connect the development of related innovation industries in China and Europe with a unique perspective. Italy Milan China (Group) under the Milan Central Europe Innovation Center is a comprehensive Italian group company and one of the large-scale and powerful Chinese companies in Italy.

In order to protect the works of the students, the drawings in this exhibition are not final.For more details of the base, please refer to the official website of Huaxia Group:http://milanhuaxia.com