Frozen Mountain by Napp Studio

The official official souvenir for the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Hong Kong).

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作为建筑师,我们常常将关注点放在大型开发项目,建筑或城市规划中,并寄希望于参与更大尺度的城市建设。而“Frozen Mountain”作品从某种意义上来说是在微观尺度上的建造,然而它的出现或许能带来更大的影响。Napp Studio受邀为2017深港城市\建筑双城双年展(香港)设计官方纪念品,希望以此打造令人欣喜的纪念物品,并将此次双年展的主题完整的传达给所有参与者:不断增长的建设需求正在削减着香港的绿地率。

Trained as architects, we often focus on large developments, buildings or urban plannings in hoping to create a better world and environment. Frozen Mountain, on the contrary, is a tiny artifact, compared to ordinary architecture-scale, yet, probably capable of achieving a much greater impact. Napp Studio was invited to design and create the official official souvenir for the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Hong Kong), we wish to create a piece that visitors can interact and, hence, acknowledge the message inherent to the Biennale exhibition’s underlying theme: the concerns of the ever-decreasing greenery ratio in Hong Kong due to ever-increasing development needs.

该作品由硅胶冰模构成,他们代表着香港的自然资源,参观者可以将这些冰膜带回去,打造他们自己手中的自然。

Our work consists of a silicone ice mould of the few most iconic Hong Kong’s nature: North Lantau, Tai Mo Shan, Lion Rock, Tai Lam, Lamma Island and the Peak. Visitors may bring these home and make their own “melting-nature”.

通过这些平凡的小物件,设计师希望可以唤起人们对人与自然关系的关注,警醒他们不断践行的开发政策正在对自然生态造成不可逆转的破坏。

Through these daily objects, we wish the public would slowly begin rethink the relationship with the nature and be aware of various development policies that may destroy our previous habitat before it is too late.

   

   

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Year of Completion: 2017
Design Studio: Napp Studio
Design Team: Tsang Aron Wai Chun, Chan Juan Hou Alfred
Graphic Designer: Ko Chun Ming Anthony
Photographer: Chong Ng
Client: 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (Hong Kong)

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