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2nd Ring 2049 Mobile Theater, Beijing, China, 2011

2ND RING 2049 MOBILE THEATER was a Multimedia Installation Project for 2011 Beijing Design Week by OPEN Architecture to showcase one of OPEN’s urban research projects 2ND RING 2049. Two installations were designed and installed at two separated venues.

In The China Millennium Monument, the venue for the opening exhibition, OPEN designed a “Cinema Box” on a mobile metal frame. The Cinema Box had a black chamber in the shape of a miniature cinema, with two 50” LED screens at the back end. The 2ND RING 2049 movie were played continuously across two screens in an interactive fashion. Viewers are drawn to the horizontal opening placed at eye level on the front of the box, where they watch the presentation in a way not unlike the early peep shows. A special VIP window on the side of the box was designed as a tease which indeed drew a lot of interest from viewers.


The vision is set for 2049, 100-year anniversary of communist China, with the hope for injecting idealistic and forwarding thinking into today’s architectural discourse, which...


Beijing, China