Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Beijing Day 01 - Dangdai MOMA Steven Holl
Dangdai MOMA also known as Hybrid by the famous Steven Holl and is located close to the airport expressway north of Donzhimen subway station (10 minutes walk). We managed to catch a glimpse of it in our cab on our way to 798 Art district.
The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current privatized urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through the project, make the Linked Hybrid an "open city within a city".
The project promotes interactive relations and encourages encounters in the public spaces that vary from commercial, residential, and educational to recreational.
The entire complex is a three-dimensional urban space in which buildings on the ground, under the ground and over the ground are fused together.
photos are all taken from cab travel!