Chinatower in Hamburg-Harburg
2003/2004 eighty-eight students in grade four of the College of Architecture
and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji-university (Shanghai) created about
eighteen design-ideas for an artwork for the "Chinatower"
which is planned in Hamburg-Harburg (Germany). So the eighty-eight students
were divided up into eighteen groups. Each group produced a work model,
A1-size wallpapers and a multi-media presentation.
Teachers for this Chinese-German art-project had been Professor of Tongji-university, Mr. Yin Jia and the German artist Ulf Ludzuweit. In this artwork the main topic for the students was to create a connection between three different elements: The "Information Tree" of Prof. Yin, who was faculty adviser for it, as a symbol of todays´ modernism, the mural reliefs of Professor Liu Kemin, he did together with Prof. Yin, which are describing Chinas´ way into a modern society and the sculpture "ren" of the arist Ulf Ludzuweit, which is developed from the chinese letter "ren", which means "human being". For this task the students created interesting and unusual solutions and you can realize by watching it a typical asian handwriting, which means the purity of form and minimalism. A first overwiev you can have in the galleries A and B, which will be further completed.
The exhibition-space, which should be included into the artwork for "Chinatower Hamburg-Harburg" is determined for non-permanent exhibitions of handycrafts and artwork, done by students of Tongji-university in their leisure-time. An impresson of this work you can get in the galleries C, 1 and 2.