HKDI Gallery

About the Exhibition

Urban Daydreaming is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities by French design industrial designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, to create a repertoire of new forms imaginable in very different urban situations. Much like a large, open sketchbook, the solutions are presented as a meander through models and films. The immersive staging of this exhibition aims to transport the visitor into different scenarios; each model is like a separate act of an urban play. A significant number of ideas were produced over the course of a year. From this intense research, fourteen proposals were selected and turned into detailed study models. These spontaneously developed projects highlight the need to bring natural forms back into the city: plants, animals, water and fire. The concept behind the majority of these ideas is rooted in the way nature interacts with the city. The scenarios take into consideration urban functions and suggest a new direction in the relationship between buildings, the quality of a pavement, the positioning of a fountain, the planting of a jungle: all these human considerations that would make the city a place of enchantment.

An exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Les Champs Libres in Rennes.

Exhibition Handout (Download PDF)

Exhibition Photos

Events & Public Services

Events & Public Service

Date: 26 Oct 2018 (Friday)
Master Lecture: 5-6pm
Cocktails: 6:30pm
Opening: 7pm
Venue: Hong Kong Design Institute (MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2)
Lecture Speaker: Mr. Ronan Bouroullec
  moderated by Dr. Joseph Wong, Vice Principal of HKDI & IVE (LWL)

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Exhibition Period 
27.10.2018 - 17.02.2019
(Closed on Tuesdays, 25.11.2018, 2.12.2018 and 9.12.2018)

Opening Hours 
10:00 - 20:00

d-mart, Hong Kong Design Institute
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O
(MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2)

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