New Beijing: Reinventing a City

New Beijing: Reinventing a City

Australia, 2009, 53 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Art, Documentary
Language: Mandarin, English English Sub-Titles

Saturday October 1, 2011, 7pm at the Denver Art Museum’s Sharp Auditorium.
With Min Wang, Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in person. GALA CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION TO FOLLOW at RedLine Gallery in association with the Cumulus International Design Conference – more than 300 designers from around the world will join us at the reception;
Heavy appetizers and drinks at the reception included in ticket price.

Sponsored by the Department of Architecture, University of Colorado Denver & the Design Council at the Denver.

Beijing is at the center of a building boom unprecedented in the history of humanity, with contributions by some of the world’s most celebrated architects. French architect Paul Andreu (the new opera house), Australian John Bilmon (the national aquatics center), Ole Scheeren of the Dutch agency OMA (CCTV’s head office) and Rory McGowan of the engineering firm ARUP take viewers on a tour of their achievements. At the same time, photographer and social activist Zhang Jinqi, accompanied by residents from six other Chinese cities, documents old Beijing neighborhoods before their demolition, raising many questions on the country’s future and the preservation of its cultural heritage.

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DIRECTOR: Georgia Wallace-Crabbe

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