“17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – Works of the Collateral Event of Macao, China” opens offering a picture of the cross-border life in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

“17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – Works of the Collateral Event of Macao, China” opens offering a picture of the cross-border life in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Organized by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and co-organized by the Architects Association of Macau, the “Connectivities: Living beyond the boundaries – Macao and the Greater Bay Area, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – Works of the Collateral Event of Macao, China”, was inaugurated on 18 June (Friday), at 6:30pm, at the Taipa Houses. The opening ceremony was officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, Mok Ian Ian; the Deputy Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Yin Rutao; the President of the Architects Association of Macau, Leong Chong In; and the curator of the exhibition, Carlos Marreiros.

The exhibition features four exhibits by young local architects and urban planners Ho Ting Fong, Che Chi Hong, Lao Man Si and Chan Ka Tat, which participated in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. The works are diverse in style and expression, ranging from reinterpreting old archetypes in a contemporary form, to boldly imagining how the architectural planning of Macao’s northern district can be integrated with the development strategy of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, or presenting the collective memory of cultural heritage and urban landscape in an environmentally friendly way. The exhibition attempts to give an overview of the future urban landscape of Macao and to reflect on the symbiosis and challenges arising from the in-depth integration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as to broaden the audience’s perspective on the future of world architecture and human living environment.

“Connectivities: Living beyond the boundaries – Macao and the Greater Bay Area, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – Works of the Collateral Event of Macao, China”, is held until 24 September at the Exhibitions Gallery and Nostalgic House of the Taipa Houses, from 10am to 7pm, including public holidays, and closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

IC will strictly follow the relevant anti-epidemic guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for cultural activities. All visitors must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid “Macao Health Code” of the day. There will be restrictions as to the number of people admitted to the venue. Admission will be suspended in case of overcrowding. For more details, please visit the website at www.MAM.gov.mo.

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