The Architecture of Performance / The Performance of Architecture

4th-Year Architectural Design Studio at the International
Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Studio Professor - Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Manifesto of performance space by Suarpha Vangvasu

OCT Loft is located in Shenzhen OCT as the original eastern industrial zone. The area is roughly about 150,000 square meters, with a construction area of 200,000 square meters, and is divided into north and south sides. Since 2004,  the latter half of OCT Loft was established through a transformation of industrial buildings to be a creative industry park. Old buildings were reconstructed for creative industry workshops, and the introduction of various types of creative industries.

The result of renovation of the loft, increased land value and attracted many new high-class residential developments.

Besides the development of OCT Loft, there is still the local community that has developed, from past up to present, their own facilities and services without any relevance to the Loft. Community facilities consist of schools, food storage, canteens and other human needs.