The traveling exhibition, highlighting the firm’s achievement in craft, found its sixth home in the Xintiandi neighborhood.
Since making its debut in two Beijing locations in 2018, KPF Making has visited Hong Kong, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen. Now in Shanghai, the exhibition features nine primary projects and ten secondary projects, each demonstrating the firm’s attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship. The projects range from supertall towers to low-rise neighborhoods, illustrating KPF’s ability to design detailed and contextually sensitive buildings at a variety of scales.
The Shanghai exhibition highlights projects such as New York’s One Jackson Square, Hong Kong’s 23-39 Blue Pool Road, Guangzhou’s CTF Finance Centre, and London’s Covent Garden, as well as secondary projects including One Vanderbilt, CITIC Tower, and Arizona State University’s McCord Hall.
The show commenced on June 15 with a cocktail reception, followed by a salon event and panel discussion on June 21, moderated by Yong Ding from KPF’s Shanghai office. Speaking to an audience of architects, consultants, and the public, panelists Jiang Chun from JAE Architect, Jiang Lu from SOHO China, Zhang Wei from Tongji Interior, Tian Xin from BPI Lighting, and Shun Jun from Cartner Façade Consultant discussed the importance of fine details in building design. Since then, several other events have been held to celebrate the exhibition’s opening, including a KPF Architect Forum on crafting design to crafting build, a KPF + CTBUH + ULI Joint Seminar on craft and making in architecture, and a Friday Happy Hour event with a Young Architects Show & Tell.