Located in Victoria Park, Hong Kong based Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Style (LEAD) have generate “The Golden Moon”. This exclusive building explores how Hong Kong’s exclusive constructing traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary design and style strategies in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space.
Photographs by Grandy Lui | Courtesy of LEAD
Description from LEAD
“The Golden Moon is a short-term architectural structure that explores how Hong Kong’s special constructing traditions and craftsmanship can be combined with contemporary style strategies in the creation of a highly expressive and captivating public event space. It was constructed for the 2012 Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Wonderland and was on show for 6 days in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
The Golden Moon revisits the notion of a Chinese lantern and makes a direct hyperlink to the Mid-Autumn Festival legend of Moon Goddess Chang’e who can only meet her husband Houyi on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when the moon is at its fullest and most stunning. To symbolize the passionate really like burning in between them, the 6-storey-higher, spherical moon lantern is clad with abstracted flames in fiery colours and patterns.
The Golden Moon was built in only 11 days and shows how, by way of a combination of state-of-the-art digital design technology and classic hand craftsmanship, complex geometry can be constructed at higher speed and low expense with the simplest of indicates. It rethinks the premise of digital design by anchoring the paradigm in a powerful materiality. With nearly 500,000 guests during its 6-day lifespan, the pavilion utilized its dynamic space, structure, colour, texture and light to trigger a sensuous response from its guests.”
Pay a visit to LEAD site for information.
Images by Grandy Lui | Courtesy of LEAD
Photos by Grandy Lui | Courtesy of LEAD
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