Last week, April 11-17, movingcities was invited by FAKE Design to attend the presentation of the results of first phase and start of the second phase of ORDOS100. 100 architects from 29 different countries and areas from Europe, America, Asia and Africa are invited to design a villa or public building with a floor area of 1,000 square meters. For the first, and last time, they all gathered in Ordos.

Phase I | April 11, 2008


At the edge of the site, the bus stopped and the architects flew out, all running in different directions, touching the sand, taking pictures of dunes, all the while dreaming about the direction this desert could take. Some planted flags (or did someone put them there before?) explaining this act with the same intensity one had when conquering the moon. In the end this wandering came to seem like an act of desert dérive or sand situationism.


ORDOS100 through Ai Weiwei’s eyes

(back to Embedded Research / ORDOS100)

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