MAD architects wraps deserted chinese language landmark in ethereal veil of multicolored fabric


‘timeless beacon’ brings a way of rebirth to Taiping market 


Calmly enveloping and cladding the deserted Taiping market constructing in Guangdong, China, ‘Timeless Beacon’ by MAD Architects emerges as a logo of rebirth for a as soon as bustling industrial hub. The follow’s lead architect Ma Yansong was invited by the Guangdong Nanhai Artwork Discipline to finish the ethereal and colourful artwork set up, which is at the moment on present at Taiping Xu Artwork Zone till the summer time of 2024.


Taiping Market is named the biggest deserted constructing in Taiping Xu, a as soon as fashionable truthful established throughout the late Ming Dynasty and having flourished for hundreds of years up till the Nineteen Eighties when fishermen, businessmen, and villagers gathered there for buying and selling. It was the onset of an urbanization increase that modified every little thing, pushing younger individuals to progressively started search alternatives exterior the Chinese language village. In the meantime, the web period started overshadowing  the necessity for bodily markets, resulting in a gradual abandon of the formely buzzing truthful. 

all pictures courtesy of MAD Architects | full header video © MAD Architects, produced by STUDIO FANG



forming a surreal surroundings bridging previous, current, & future 


On the aspect of Taiping’s abandoned streets, concrete homes sometimes interspersed with outdated brick buildings emerge. There, a few elederly residents sit at their doorsteps and chat, portray an image of a affluent period that has now gone into decay. With that surroundings depicted, the architect displays on his imaginative and prescient for the ‘Timeless Beacon’ set up: ‘I see many crops develop in the direction of the solar from the gaps of the deserted constructing. We hope to create a way of vitality and rebirth from the ruins, so that folks can really feel new vitality and notion from the outdated construction, in addition to new understanding of time to this entire space.’


‘The quiet village contrasts the modern backdrop of fast-growing metropolis throughout the river. When the operate of the place is now not vital, the emotion and inspiration it carries are the worth that left by the constructing. MAD intends to parallel the time scales of historical past and future by means of design, forming a surreal scene that brings individuals again to creativeness.’MAD architects wraps abandoned chinese landmark in ethereal veil of multicolored cloth



In mild of Ma Yansong’s imaginative and prescient for the deserted hub, the ensuing set up sees the three-story industrial landmark wrapped in reflective movie, a brand new materials that blurrily mirrors the encompassing outdated streets by means of the constructing’s façade and internal house, respectively. On the prime, a towering multimedia mild system is enveloped in colorfully mild items of material, fluttering within the wind like ethereal drapes. At evening, the rooftop transforms right into a type of ‘lighthouse’ for the quiet village, making a dreamy aura alongside the bankside.

MAD architects wraps abandoned chinese landmark in ethereal veil of multicolored cloth

MAD architects wraps abandoned chinese landmark in ethereal veil of multicolored cloth



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