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Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal / penda

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal / penda, Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

Titled 'Between earth and sky', this proposal for the new Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology by penda is a metaphor of formal contrasts to design a campus landmark. Their design for an entrance sculpture at the University is a connection of 2 opposites: the fluid, lower part connects the gate to the gentle hills of the landscape in the background and carries a grid of lights, which can be seen as a connection to the cosmos - a contrast of the earth and the sky. More images and architects' description after the break.

'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda, © penda
© penda

Designed by penda, the cola-bow installation is a public art installation made out of more than 17,000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo. Designed for the 2nd Beijing University Creation Expo, which turns into the Beijing Design Week, the installation aims to also serve as a statement against plastic pollution by taking trash and turning it into a shelter. More images and architects' description after the break.