ARTIST RESIDENCY CHINA — HANGZHOU, no. 34
A short distance from the Liangzhu Museum is the Vanke Dignified Life Cultural Village, a retirement zone of residential, hospital, nursing and rehab services, shops, restaurants, an international youth hostel, and 35% green space. The bus dropped us off near the non-denominational church Mei Li Zhou. It was designed by Tsushima Design Studio of Tokyo and built in 2010, not by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando as had been thought before being corrected by office staff.
umbrella is essential for sunscreen as the day heats up
regional cuisine cafeteria lunch, choice of fish or meat and three vegetables plus rice, at the Liangzhu Cultural Village, a recently created retirement park-town near Hangzhou
Not far from the retirement village we visited a second Liangzhu Culture Museum designed by David Chipperfield Architects, also not by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. It has not yet opened. The building was locked and empty. A guard let us roam the outdoor terraces as a professional courtesy to the university faculty.
return trip to Shanghai
farm plots between train beds beneath highways north of Shanghai
apartment construction that is evidence of the massive human migration from rural to urban areas
seemingly endless apartment tower groups
Sky SOHO designed by Zaha Hadid, first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize
bamboo wrapped new construction
return to Shanghai University & end of a two day bus trip to Hangzhou
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