Curated by Michel Jacques
Arc en Reve Centre d'Architecture
China Double Face reads the two faces of the same coin. On the one side, China’s metropolis can be read as an infinite skyline of generic high-rise buildings. All are very new, beyond human scale, and colossal. Streets are now saturated with traffic whereas the citizens are offered brand new facades filled with luxury brand shops. The other side is an immense work in progress. Construction sites serve as main point of entry for the migrants from the countryside. Around and inise those sites, workers occupy the ruins of traditional houses or build shelters with recycled materials as found in the countryside.