SHANGHAI 1.2 2009

SHANGHAI 1.2

2009
OFFICES

STATUS
STUDY

AREA
50.000 sqm

BUDGET
40.000.000 EUR

COMPANY
ADA BARCELONA ARCHITECTURE

AUTHORS
XAVIER CLARAMUNT, YAGO HARO

PROJECT TEAM
MIQUEL DE MAS, JOAN CUEVAS, ORIOL BORDES, HILDA COMPTE, ANNA RAMOS

Shanghai 1.2 is an exercise in studying possible shapes for a building, as if the building were a reed which prefers to bend in the wind rather than impassively resist its force. It could be compared to a part which has broken away from a prism with as many sides as necessary. It uses even the slightest breeze to defend itself against the parallelogram which is menacing its existence, the quadrilateral shape it has been lumbered with, as what it really wants to do is transform itself into a sensual body.

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