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Monster’s Footprint by MAD

Beijing architects MAD have created an installation of two large monster's footprints as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in China.

Called Monster’s Footprint in the Citizen Square, the project consists of 120 square metres of pink rubber sunken into the ground.

See our previous stories about MAD:

Urban Forest by MAD
Taichung Convention Center by MAD
Hutong Bubble 32 by MAD
Superstar: A Mobile Chinatown by MAD
Sinosteel International Plaza by MAD

See also our previous stories about the Shenzen & Hong Kong Biennale:

Bug Dome by WEAK!
Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale photos
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Mésarchitectures

Here's some more information from MAD:


MAD’s design for the Urbanism\Architecture Shenzhen & Hongkong Bi-city Biennale, the Monster’s Footprint debuted in the Citizen Square of Shenzhen.

It is a sunken space shade of a giant footprint, paved by pink EPDM material, functioning as the playground for the citizens in the city center.

Shenzhen is a village turned city overnight. Enchanted by the bursting power of economic development, the city center is filled with extensive, and yet indistinctive icons.

The coarse scale and preposterous symbolism of these icons have detached themselves from people’s daily experience. The Monster’s Footprint attempts to enter this very surreal reality, and offer a possibility for city dwellers to find their own freedom and joy in the Citizen Square.

Type: Public art installation
Material: EPDM
Size: 120sqm