The Cloud Pavilion in Shanghai

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The West Bunk Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale 2013 in Shanghai features a series of pavilions. The schimidt hammer lassen architects installed hundreds of hanging white ropes, named “the cloud”, as the heart of the project for public interaction. Kristian Lars Ahlmark, partner at schimidt hammer lassen architects explained, “The cloud pavilion is the quintessence of lightness, and fuzziness. By hanging hundreds of white ropes from the pavilion’s ceiling, an effect is created where the cloud is always changing. Visitors moving or a light breeze creates a subtle movement of the ropes, underlining the organic nature of the installation and the immateriality of the space. In Chinese culture, a cloud is an important symbol and a sign of good fortune.” The exhibition runs from now until December 19th, 2013. schmidt-hammer-lassen-shanghai-west-bund-biennial-pavilions-designboom-03 schmidt-hammer-lassen-shanghai-west-bund-biennial-pavilions-designboom-02