Two of OPEN’s projects, the new Dune Art Museum and the Chapel of Sound, were recently exhibited in “The Legacy of Architectonic Futurism,” the Shanghai BANK Gallery’s newest group show. The exhibition, curated in honor of the visionary design work of Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012), runs from June 15th – August 12th 2018 in downtown Shanghai. Woods was an artist, theorist, educator, and distinguished architect whose politically charged and provocative illustrations drew parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions.
OPEN’s Tsinghua Ocean Center project has been awarded an Award of Excellence in the 2018 Education Facility Design Awards by the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE).
OPEN’s Dune Art Museum has topped out recently. When workers removed the complicated form work and other protective measures, organic shaped concrete shells are exposed, revealing the sophisticated and powerful structure of this building – it’s a moment of pure excitement, but also a state of transience – as the construction progresses, the structure will eventually be covered with sands and the dunes’ original state will be restored, including the indigenous shrubs that stabilize the sands.