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结构的维度 | 锐驰2022上海国际家具博览会


展位:上海虹桥·国家会展中心 - 4.1馆,A16


The Structural Field | CAMERICH Exhibition Shanghai CIFF

Organizer: The 50th China (Shanghai) International Furniture Fair

Location: Hongqiao, Shanghai National Convention & Exhibition Center - 4.1, A16

Duration: September 5th - 8th, 2022

“造”林  The growing field


展厅入口  Entrance to the pavilion

The concept for the CAMERICH pavilion stems from working through a number of dualities: nature/artifice, chaos/sanctuary, objects/the viewer, and tradition/innovation. 

展览现场  Installation view


Responding to the brand's invitation to rethink exhibition design within the context of international furniture fairs, Neri&Hu explores the possibilities of creating a Structural Field, as a way not necessarily to arrive at a harmonious synthesis, but perhaps to hold these seeming contradictions in suspension for the duration of this temporary installation. 

以天然竹材构造的人工竹节 (图片提供:锐驰)

The artificial connection built with natural bamboos 

 (Photo: CAMERICH)


“竹林” The bamboo field

The choice of bamboo intersects these sets of dualities. As an abundant, fast growing, renewable natural material, bamboo in Asia and many parts of the world is also one of the oldest building materials. Although modern technology has expanded the construction application of bamboo, the lignified fibrous stalks, with its joints and organic profile, often retain marks of natural growth.

竹林步道  Walkways in the bamboo field 


In the pavilion design, Neri&Hu sets over 1,000 vertical bamboo members on a regular grid to allude to a sense of the exterior. Through a small entry, visitors are invited to begin a journey through a series of framed views, and intermittent layering of bamboo and spaces beyond.

竹林间的楼梯  Staircase in the bamboo field



Platforms and walkways as "figure" in the field

Within the varying density in the field, the relationship between objects and spectator is constantly shifting. As the exhibition did not provide pedestals or special display mechanisms for the furniture pieces, scenes of everyday life – small sitting areas, the living room, the bedroom, contemplation niches, etc. – are fully integrated within the path of the viewer. 

林中静谧之处  Clearings in the forest


At times, the narrow and winding walkway gives the viewer a glimpse of the vignettes ahead, maintaining a distance between the spectator and the objects. In the public areas where the field opens up, the visiting spectator becomes embedded as part of the domestic scene, fully occupying the setting where the presence of furniture encourages user interaction.

锐驰家具展示空间  CAMERICH furniture on display


In other words, "at home" with the objects, the spectator takes on the role of a participant, on display as part of the exhibition. The transformation from the role of a "spectator" to a "character" on view and back, allows the visitor to be immersed not only in the phenomenon of the field, but also in one's projected spaces, a stage for life.


Upper level floating over the structural bamboo field


As a temporary structure, the Structural Field is also portable and scalable. In order to bring the pavilion to other international fair sites, special connection details and modular unit types were designed. 

竹构件连接研究  Bamboo member connection study


竹构件轴测图  Bamboo member axon

In addition to meeting the requirements of assembling and disassembling in a matter of days, the particular setting of exhibiting world-class furniture and design also inspired us to push the envelope of building craftsmanship and technology. 

林间小憩  Relaxing in the field


Embedded steel plates, single direction dovetailing of bamboo members, and the overall structural design for deflection and slender ratio are some of the ways we hope to exceed the conventional formal expectations of a temporary bamboo structure.

结构的维度 | 锐驰2022上海国际家具博览会  

地点: 上海

时间: 2022年

项目类型: 展厅设计

建筑面积: 907.5平方米

主持建筑师: 郭锡恩, 胡如珊


设计团队: 唐晓棠、杨秉鑫、叶凡、朱琦、黄惠子、洪明月

摄影: 朱润资 (如未特别标注)







The Structural Field | Camerich Exhibition Shanghai CIFF 

Location: Shanghai

Year: 2022

Project Type: Installation & Exhibition Design

Gross area: 907.5m²

Partners-in-charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu

Senior Associate-in-charge: Chris Chen

Design team: Xiaotang Tang, Bingxin Yang, Peter Ye, Carol Zhu, July Huang, Luna Hong

Photo: Runzi Zhu (if not specifically stated)



Structure: Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd.

Lighting:  Atelier Zhang Xin

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