15th – 23rd July 2017

The idea

The AAVS is now in it’s third year in Chengdu, having attracted 50 students in 2016, to build a contemporary structure at the iBox Cultural Centre. In 2017 we return to Sichuan capital at Shuijing Tang.

In 2017 The ‘Marking the City’ visiting school will attempt to construct a space of memory; developed through an idea of interaction with the city, resonating with memory of an industrial process, a manufacturing intent or a patina of former use. Bringing together international and local students, academics and practicing architects, artists and makers, they will investigate contemporary methodologies for context-specific architectural design and materiality.

To be held in the urban heart of the city, at Shuijing Tang, the visiting school will work tirelessly for 9 consecutive days to invent a spatial pavilion that will challenge the architectural preconceptions of modern design. The final day of the AAVS will conclude with a series of talks, debates and discussions about the possibilities available, within the contemporary city, to create a temporal architecture.

The final evening will conclude with a feast for the students, tutors and sponsors.

The location:

Shuijing Tang – 成都市锦江区锦官驿街 水璟唐文化保护街区


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