Micro-Hutong is a building experiment by Zhang Ke’s standardarchitecture team on the YangMeiZhu street of Dashilar area. The goal of the project is to search for possibilities of creating ultra-small scale social housing within the limitations of super-tight traditional hutong spaces of Beijing.
Opening at the end of May 2016, the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale has drawn the world’s attention to its fascinating venues, again. As one of the three Chinese participants invited by the curator Alejandro Aravena into the central exhibition--“Reporting from the Front,” Zhang Ke brings his vision of the frontline of Chinese architecture to global visitors.
Three elements compose the “Micro Hutong Renewal” exhibition: two mock-ups of the children’s library and the pavilion of the “Micro Yuan’er” project, and a 7-meter-long concrete table with all the background information on it.
With this exhibition, visitors will act as the eyewitnesses to what is happening in the old city redevelopment in Beijing and have the first-hand contact with the unique intervention come up with by the architect.
Location: YangMeiZhu Xie street, Dashilar, Beijing, China
Micro Hutong Renewal, Beijing.
Stefano Di Daniel, Alejandro Cirugeda San Roman, Zhang Mingming, Zhang Yifan, Fang Shujun, Ao Ikegami, Huang Tanyu