25/01/2018: gmp x ICICLE

Industrial Buildings in an Urban Context

Book launch and preopening of the exhibition: Friday, 26 January 2018
Exhibition: 27 January to 26 March 2018, Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm

1-2 F, Building 2 of Shanghai Business Park Phase III, No. 2570 Hechuan Road (near Yishan Road), Shanghai
50 meters south to Exit 2 of Hechuan Road Station (Metro Line 9)

In the last two decades a number of industrial architecture projects have been realized by gmp in China. They all are creating a whole new character for landscapes and urban areas – as individual buildings with the opportunity of formulating their own corporate identity. With the title “Industrial Buildings in an Urban Context”, a new publication impressively illustrates this approach.

The book launch on 26 January in Shanghai is followed by the opening of the exhibition “architecture x fashion, gmp x ICICLE, a dialog”. Selected industrial projects from the publication are photographically paired with clothes designed by ICICLE. The declared design objective of both disciplines – fashion and architecture – is an uncompromising fusion of esthetics and function. The exact balancing of these two aspects is an important cornerstone of both gmp’s and ICICLE’s corporate philosophy. Large scale photo panels are supplemented with facade material and fabric samples, to allow the visitor both a visual comparison and the opportunity to touch the respective “skins”.

The new publication “Industrial Buildings in an Urban Context” comprises 480 pages with interviews, essays, and descriptions of over 40 industrial projects with numerous photographs and drawings. Among the authors are the renowned Prof. Zhi Wenjun, professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai, and the editor in chief of Time & Architecture as well as Nina Rappaport, an architectural critic, curator, historian and educator, who has been publications director at Yale School of Architecture for over 16 years.

Julia Ackermann