An Imprint of Spain in China. Exhibition // Shanghai - China
The exhibition, featuring the hidden story of Spanish architecture in China, was the result of the research about Abelardo Lafuente, the first Spanish architect in China, who introduced the moorish spanish style in Shanghai, and was responsible for the design of some of the most luxurious ballrooms in Asia.
The concept design was based on using a common element of people’s daily life in China: paper lamps. The layout was designed in such a way that the information would be unveiled piece-by-piece as the public enveloped itself in the spaces created by the three square-shaped lamps. Each lamp presented a part of the work, life and legacy of Abelardo Lafuente, while together they organized the space and provided smooth light to guide visitors and illuminate the old factory space inside the South Bund 22 building.
Photos by Pili Moya © and Polifactory
Lagoa Pampulha Exhibition & Lecture. Water Sessions in The Nut // China
In February 2010 at the Water Sessions Experience, Polifactory founder Alvaro Leonardo presented an exhibition on Lagoa Pampulha, Oscar Niemeyer’s urban lake project in Belo Horizonte. Supported by stylistic photos of the area taken by A.Leonardo on location and material gained through the founders’ studies in Brazil, the exhibition gave a fresh perspective on Niemeyer’s work and provided all Water Sessions attendees with a complete overview of the project.
Libraries Exhibition // Spain
As part of the celebration of the "Dia del Libro" (Book Day) in Spain and in conjunction with events organized by the Polytechnic University of Valencia’s Library, Polifactory Spain organized an exhibit called “World Libraries” taking attendees through a tour of the most famous libraries around the world from an architecture and artistic point of view. Coordinated by our founders Veronica Llopis and Javier Sorli, the exhibit showed how designers on different continents portray shared spaces of words, knowledge and culture.
Photos by Alfonso Calza