Christian J. Lange of Rocker-Lange Architects and his colleague at the University of Hong Kong Jason F. Carlow are presenting their research work entitled “Cities of Repetition” at the Shanghai Study Centre in Shangahi, China.
2015.7.16-2015.8.9 @ Shanghai Study Centre
The Cities of Repetition exhibition at the Shanghai Study Centre provides a comprehensive graphic documentation and analysis of the ten largest Hong Kong housing estates built by private developers from the late 1960’s through the 2000’s. The original drawings and diagrams in this exhibition illustrate the ultra-dense, mass produced, highly repetitive built environments in which hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents live.
Drawings, photographs and models not only display the immense scale of the housing estates within the city, but present the hundreds of similarly planned housing blocks and their subtle differences. A detailed graphical analysis compares statistical information to show how the planning of these massive estates has evolved over the past decades to efficiently conform to building regulations and produce huge profits. The project reveals the spatial realities of living in some of the most densely populated, urban environments ever built.
Exhibitors & Curators:
Christian J. Lange
Jason F. Carlow
Research and Production Team:
Ngan Ching Ying
Low Ee Harn
Lisa J Lai
Shanghai Study Center,
The HKU Faculty of Architecture,
The University of Hong Kong
Special Thanks to
The HKU Faculty of Architecture
The HKU Department of Architecture
Dean Chris Webster
Prof. Weijen Wang
TM System Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Study Centre
298, North Suzhou Road, Hongkou District,