November 07, 2003
The Yuan Speaks

Q: "So does the term "junkspace" have a negative meaning?"

A: "What we always try to do is move beyond positive and negative and try first to understand things. Of course, the longer we worked in the private sphere, the more we felt an interest in, and perhaps even a nostalgia for, conceiving architecture as a public art. That's why, for instance, when we were invited at the same time to participate in the competitions for Ground Zero in New York and CCTV in China, we went for the competition in China because that was ultimately not a private client and seemed to provoke an architecture that was more serious than any architecture that could be built in America at this moment."

Posted by kevin slavin at November 07, 2003 05:44 PM
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