OPEN’s latest work, “Dialogue by the Sea”, the project that includes two separate but related buildings, Sea Art Space and Dune Art Space respectively, has recently won the Iconic Awards 2017- Best of Best in Concept Category. It is the highest honor of this award organized by the German Design Council. Almost at the same time the project broke ground and finally makes its way from drawing board to actual building after years of design.
The first stage of OPEN’s Tank Shanghai project has reached completion, with the eastern and southern parklands being inaugurated and opened to the public along with the completion of the riverside Project Space. On June 29th the riverside Project Space, which was rebuilt on the site of the old oil tank site’s firefighting pump room, opened its inaugural exhibition “I Do (Not) Want To be Part of Your Celebration” with a summer evening gala.
OPEN’s founding partner Huang Wenjing delivered a lecture titled “Love and Freedom, Architecture and Nature, Openness and Sharing” at Sunmao Talks that took place in Tsinghua University on May 7th. She shared her experiences and thoughts in the design of Gehua Youth and Cultural Center, Garden School/ Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus and Tsinghua Ocean Center.