THE YANGON POP-UP PROJECT. TS1 Yangon aims to spearhead urban renewal and cultural exchange in a city on the verge of unprecedented change. It features the transformation of a warehouse building located on the waterfront of downtown Yangon’s jetty area into a first-of-its-kind space for commercial and cultural activities ranging from art exhibitions and community events , and a retail space dedicated to a rotating programme of pop up stores.
COMMERCE.CULTURE.CONTRAST. The 3,800 square foot TS1 Yangon space is set within the historic Transit Shed No. 1 building. It embraces the industrial feel of the site along the waterfront by maintaining the exterior of the historic structure while creating an interior environment that distinctly contrasts its surroundings. The structure itself has been reinforced, with fresh walls and recessed lighting. The interior is defined by a diagonal wall creating two symmetrical yet dynamic spaces able to accommodate a wide variety of programs. The simplicity of the interior provides a respite from the bustling city and an unexpected, distinct venue for Yangon’s burgeoning contemporary culture to be experienced by locals and visitors alike.
DOMINIC LEONG is an architect and co-founder of Leong Leong, an internationally recognised architecture firm based in New York City. Known for its designs which often transform project briefs into spaces with stunning perceptual effects through inventive use of materials and techniques, Leong Leong’s design philosophy is not defined by a particular project type but by the potential to create buildings and en-vironments that have cultural resonance.
A SPRINGBOARD FOR ARTISTS IN MYANMAR. The TS1 Gallery is positioned to enhance the reputation of artists and encourage creative concepts coming out of Myanmar today. Focusing on contemporary art mediums such as paintings, design, performance, craft, and photography, the gallery will hold up to seven exhibitions in one year and feature up to 15 artists from all over Myanmar. The gallery will also invite international artists to participate in the projects and collaborate with local art community.
CAREFULLY CURATED POP-UP STORES. TS1 Yangon has introduced Hong Kong-based décor & lifestyle brand LALA CURIO as part of its latest retail offering. Bringing historical and international influences to contemporary living, this collection of furniture and home accessories is available for viewing and sale in the TS1 Yangon retail space from 13th June till 8th August 2014.
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