suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
TANG fei: I experimented with form production at the Excessive Studio II, Urban Strategies, Die Angewandte Vienna in Austria to produce an Opera Theater or a Concert Hall in the Karmelitermarket.
How to integrate an opera theater into the historic urban fabric of Vienna? This project seeks to develop a middle ground between excessive un-architecture and conventional opera theater. One of the strategies is to create a new vertical transition part as the coherent between the opera theater and the concert hall. It was designed as a solution to the substantial decrease of earth specially which site is located in a high density residential district. This tower proposes an intensive, yet ivy romantic environment with an Opera Theater, a Concert Hall and a Panoramic Restaurant where you will be able to find little squares, picturesque sightseeing to this city, parks, hanging garden, and many cultural facilities.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
Tf: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Chris Precht, Steven Ma, Wolf D. Prix, Zaha Hadid, Greg Lnn, Ross Lovegrove…
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Tf: Reading lots of blogs and design websites~
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
Tf: Well, that’s really hard to say…A lot, it could be a long list.