Fred van Brandenburg – Unfurling

Venezia - 06/06/2014 : 23/11/2014

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Architecture van Brandenburg – led by Fred van Brandenburg and his sons Damien and Luca –had been invited to exhibit their architecture and their in depth range of types for Marisfrolg's new fashion headquarters, at present beneath construction in Shenzhen, China. This venture is carried out in their studios in Queenstown and Dunedin. Their exhibition, titled 'Van Brandenburg – Unfurling', will be held in the previous Benedictine monastery of St

Apollonia, San Marco, now the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art.The exhibition supplies an chance for the architects, after better acknowledged for legendary New Zealand destinations including Millbrook and Wharekauhau Lodge, "to show my new path which I evaluate to an unfurling fern – a fitting reference to the silver fern of New Zealand," claims Fred. "It is also an acceptable analogy provided that the complete progression occurred in New Zealand mostly assisted by a gifted group of youthful New Zealanders – graduates from Dunedin's Otago Polytechnic."
Fred van Brandenburg clarifies that his style of architecture has moved to a new nature-impressed theme.Drawing upon the abundant normal surroundings in New Zealand, van Brandenburg's designs evoke references from leaves to birds in flight.
Fred was approached by Marisfrolg to develop a a hundred and twenty,000 sqm fashion headquarters and he suggests he was given cost-free rein. "They had no preconception of what they desired. I stipulated that it would not be glass, marble, and chrome, but fairly I would give them a style that would incorporate all-natural and recycled materials – stone, recycled bricks and ceramics identified components that match with our references to nature."In exhibiting for six months in Venice, Damien van Brandenburg says their purpose is to shine a light on New Zealand as a resource of inspiration, Dunedin as a hub of inventive vitality and Otago Polytechnic – with whom the company has a longstanding connection – as a resource of proficient designers.