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Insight Into Chinese Architecture

Insight Into Chinese Architecture
China Culture Centre director Xianfu Deng, Ministry of Education, Arts and Heritage Permanent Secretary Alison Burchell, and Economic and Embassy of China commercial counsellor Madam Zhi Li at the opening of the Skyline-Chinese Contemporary Architecture Exhibition at Ganilau House, Suva, on July 11, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra
July 14
11:00 2018

Fijians will be able to gain an insight into Chinese contem­porary architecture and re­cent developments in their art.

The Skyline-Chinese Contempo­rary Architecture Exhibition of­ficially opened on Level 7, Ganilau House, in Suva on Wednesday.

The China Cultural Centre direc­tor, Xianfu Deng said Chinese con­temporary architecture was a com­bination of art and technology.

“We selected 76 Chinese contempo­rary architectural projects’ photos of Chinese traditional and modern architecture,” Mr Deng said.

These showcased Chinese society and daily life, while also incorporat­ing the new Chinese architectural landscape of the early 21st Century.

Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Permanent Secretary Ms Alison Burchell said there was a lot in Fiji that we should be putting into museums and showing off.

“I think we need to think more lat­erally about the areas of life in Fiji putting them into exhibitions and there is a development in architec­ture in Fiji,” she said.

“You have the temples, mosques, and churches and that is a different form of architecture using different materials and even different colours indeed.”

She encouraged architects and oth­er interested stakeholders to attend the exhibition to derive ideas and inspiration from the use of modern technology in contemporary Chi­nese architecture.

Edited by Percy Kean

sheenam.chandra@fijisun.com.fj

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