Confucius Institute / Paper folding
The scheme for the Confucius Institute in Redcliffe Wharf aims to become a focal point in the area, encouraging social interaction, curiosity and diversity through connecting people from the local and the wider community with handcraft, Chinese Paper Folding in particular.
The art of Chinese paper making and paper folding lies in the heart of the project. It is not only the mail use but also a conceptual driver of the scheme. Key features of paper that were acting as a driving force in the design process are: State of being folded / unfolded - Transient nature - Repetition of form and legibility.