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Rafael de La-Hoz Unveils TEDA Monument in Tianjin

Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz has designed a mirrored, 60-meter monument to commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA). The design, titled “A Cut between heaven and earth”, was “driven by an effort to analyze the process of abstraction and reinterpretation of the site.”

“Instead of locating the object on the road junction,” described La-Hoz, “the new location enables a more balanced dialogue with the existing buildings. [...] The monument examines the essential link between sustainability and beauty and can be further visually interpreted using estimates of the fixation distance.”

At the top of the monument is a mirror designed to reflect a ray of light on December 6th, the birth of TEDA.

“During the night, two bodies, material and virtual, materialize to create the complete figure: the Immaterial Gateway.”