MadeIn Art Center, Architecture Design
MadeIn Art Centre is an architectural design project commissioned by MadeIn Company, located in Lvhua town, Chongming District, Shanghai. The centre is adjacent to the Xisha Wetland Park to the south and is a part of MadeIn Company’s artistic infrastructure on Chongming Island. Acts and Pathways were invited to research, design, and re-narrative the facilities, three abandoned farmhouses on the project site, and transform the functions and spaces of the buildings to a new purpose. Finally, we strategically proposed a dynamic relationship between MadeIn’s two local premises: MadeIn Museum and MadeIn Art Centre.
The key word of this design project is ‘relationship’. The relationship includes the geographical relationship between Chongming Island and downtown Shanghai, the relationship between MadeIn Art Centre and the MadeIn Museum, and the functional relationship between the three buildings in this project. Inspired by French art theorist Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics, we want to create our own version of relational aesthetics within this project, which is the building’s relations that are defined by their function.