Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) is scheduled to be held in Shenzhen, China for its 7th edition on 15 DEC 2017. It is the only exhibition in the world to explore issues of urbanization and architectural development within China and around the world, creating a unique experience for its audience. Since its first exhibition in 2005, UABB has since organized 930 exhibits with over 1 million visitors globally. Last year’s edition was a huge success, seeing over 250,000 visitors over the 4 month long exhibition.
This year UABB embarks on a new journey, holding its first ever art exhibition, directed by co-curator Hou Hanru, and opening new grounds in the art design world. The theme, “Cities, Grow in Difference”, will explore the future development of urban villages and their place among the rapidly developing cities of China, while communicating an understanding of “coexistence”. UABB 2017 will be held at Nantou Old Town in Nanshan district, an urban village that was once the administrative center of the Bao'An County. The main exhibition will span across the whole Shenzhen city and will also include three sub-venues in order to accommodate an event of its magnitude.