Swiss Magazine – Peking

Our Beijing article in the current Swiss Magazine

Steaming noodle soups, laughing faces, market stalls and flowering cherry trees: this is what traditional China looks like in the winding streets of the Hutongs. Then an electric scooter creeps up from behind, drives out into modern Beijing, into the gorges of a thriving metropolis full of architectural solitaires by Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel or Herzog & de Meuron.

Art plays the leading role in this city. And this has been the case for a long time, a view from Jingshan Park to the Forbidden City is enough for this recognition. The fire is still burning, not only in the 798 Art District, but in every corner and in completely unexpected places.

Impossible to reduce Beijing to a few characteristics: It is as if there are a thousand universes and adventures in this city of millions. The city seems like an endless space full of visual stimuli, tastes and surprises. In Beijing, everything happens quickly and unstoppably, there is only one constant: change.

The full article in the ePaper of the May issue of SWISS Magazine: Swiss Magazine