In this public talk, Thomas Daniell, the 2017 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow, presents the results of his fellowship. ‘Unbuilt Macau’ examines unrealised and often visionary proposals for reclaimed land in Macau, mostly in the period immediately prior to the handover of the former Portuguese settlement to China in 1999. Five main areas were included in Daniell’s research: ZAPE (Zona de Aterros do Porto Exterior), NAPE (Novos Aterros do Porto Exterior), Praia Grande, Cotai, and Hengqin New Area. These sometimes radical, unbuilt proposals by multiple architects, many of which arose through international competitions, contribute to an alternative history of Macau, providing an instructive comparison with the built reality today and suggesting possible future directions.

The presentation is followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session.

Pending official approval, this public talk will become a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event under the Council of Architecture, Engineering, and Urbanism (CAEU) of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) in Macau.

3 March 2018 (Saturday)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Dom Pedro V Theatre (Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau)

English (with English-Cantonese simultaneous interpretation)

Thomas Daniell, 2017 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow

Aric Chen, Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+
Marisa Yiu, Executive Director, Design Trust

Eduardo Tavares da Silva, Director, GET International Ltd Architects, Engineers and Urban Planners

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About the M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship
The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship is an initiative of M+, the new museum of visual culture under construction in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, with the support and funding of DESIGN TRUST, a Hong Kong-based non-profit grant funding platform established by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design in 2014. The fellowship supports high-level research in design and architectural history and contemporary issues relating to Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, and their relationship to the rest of the world.

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