Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Documentary About Herzog & de Meuron's Work in China

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This is the film trailer for a new documentary that illustrates the current work being done by the Swiss firm of Herzog & de Meuron.

The documentary by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm shows how the Chinese culture affects the construction work of the architects: The specific architectonic form and the struggle to achieve it give us information about the society, the culture and everyday life in China. BIRD’S NEST - HERZOG & DE MEURON IN CHINA explores how these prestige buildings are being built in China. On the one hand, the documentary attempts to understand the two architects’ very own method of contextual building applied successfully again and again. On the other hand, it explores the Chinese side: their intentions, their expectations, and their strategies in this complex creation process.

To see more about this film: click here

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