Beijing Design Week: InfoCube

Make, Beijing, 2011

 

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The InfoCube, was designed as the official information kiosk for Beijing Design Week 2011

The concept was to create an object that takes form as micro-architecture, demonstrating the exciting potential of contemporary design in the city of Beijing.

The inaugural Beijing Design Week included 30 international events and over 90 Chinese exhibitions taking place at 100 design landmarks across Beijing. This specially designed information centre was designed to be lightweight and versatile in order to support a number of the exhibits and venues across the city.

As such, the InfoCube comes flat-packed for ease of transport and assembly at different venues and the gridded structure can be configured differently for each location in the city. During the day the InfoCube opens up to reveal a colourful, organically curved interior that incorporates an information desk, brochure display area and bench seating.

The two halves of the cube can be arranged in a variety of ways to reduce or increase the amount of space in the centre of the structure as required. By contrast, it appears as a simple solid volume when closed at night.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2011
  • Completed: Sep 2011
  • Floor area: 7m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Address: Beijing, United Kingdom

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