28 Aug 2013
Swan & Maclaren unveiled its sculptural installation Jinlei (golden petals) at the China International Architectural Biennale 2013, on the eve of National Day in China.
Swan & Maclaren is the first Singaporean firm selected to participate at this international exhibition held from September 16 to November 16 at the Beijing Olympic Park Centre District. Jinlei (golden petals), a ten metre tall steel sculpture, was created over the past six weeks so that visitors can view the gradual process of its development, joining nine other displays created by world-renowned architects, including Zaha Hadid (Iraq/Britain), and UN Studio Netherlands.
Director Lim Chai Boon, said, We are extremely proud to be the first Singaporean company selected in the prestigious China International Architectural Biennale, together with other world-class architects. It is an excellent platform to showcase Singaporean design talent to the world, and we thank the organisers for giving us this opportunity.
Jinlei (golden petals) is an interpretation of this year’s exhibition theme Beautiful My City, My Home. The installation is inspired by the fluid and dynamic form of nature seaweed, and represents a way of life that fully embraces nature.
Ten million visitors are expected to view the installation until November 16 at the China International Architectural Biennale 2013, Beijing Olympic Park Centre District. More information on the exhibition can be found at www.ciab.com.cn/web/