The Unknow Cities


UABB - Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)


 Creators: Yan WU(Sci-Fi), Yu CHEN(Curator), Yufan XIE(Designer)

The project is series of 3d-printing based on fiction “9 City, Millions of Future” by Yan Wu. The fiction discribed a process of returning territory from city to nature, transitting the earth to a planet of nature. After several fascinating and upset seasons, we finally find a proper way of “returning” and ways to compress, transmit and expanding cities on new planets.

In our story, when the ending of earth – Crystal Season starts, artifacts of human era begin to shrink, fade and crystalize, and we human will also fade away. But this process is a new birth, instead of death – which creates new realtionship between human and nature, and new forms of city and architecture in new space.


2019 UABB Shenzhen Binnale Exhibition, Shenzhen

2020 Art NOVA 100, Beijing

2021 Sci-Ficene, Art and Science Concept Exhibition, Beijing

Underwater City – Symbiosis of artificial structure and nature.

Floating City – Swarm city of highly fluid clusters, containing millions of micro units for residents.

Pipeline City – intertwining structure and greenhouse in response to extreme drought climate change.

Hyperplastic City – folded structure of maximized capability and density.

Exhibition Images