September 2014, Beijing, China
The Dutch Program for 2014 Beijing Design Week was once again directed by Liu Gang and executed by The Pin Projects. Following the collaboration in 2013, this was the second partnership between The Pin Projects and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China to present the series of Dutch programs at Beijing Design Week. The Dutch program at the 2014 Beijing Design Week was called “HLN.” At its core, the program was devoted to making the city more beautiful and intelligent. All of the projects were selected for “Shaping the Future: Making Urban Life Better.” Creating more sustainable cities and improving quality of life requires comprehensive strategies that combine long-term thinking and interdisciplinary collaborations. The HLN project featured 12 diverse programs, including more than 40 Dutch designers and a similar number of Chinese collaborators.