Element - Cecil Balmond

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The Exhibition

Section 3: Collaboration with architects

World-famous architects are keen to collaborate with Balmond, who is highly acclaimed as someone who doesn't just give form to architects' ideas, but propels projects to new innovative heights, drawing out potential from architects that they themselves didn't even know they had. The structures he creates - many of them going on to constitute the eventual architectural design - represent rare examples of collaboration between architects and structural designers on a level that transcends traditional boundaries. Showcasing Balmond's creative collaborations with architects through photographs, drawings, and text, Section 3 introduces examples of actual projects that represent his ideas. Balmond’s own work on recent bridges and projects in Taichung and The Emirates proposes new insights into the totality of architecture.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005
Architect: Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
Architect: Toyo Ito
CCTV New Headquarters, Beijin

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