Circuit by Cao Dimin and Zhang Lele, China

2004: China.

Scale Model and Illustrations on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Dimin Cao is currently studying at the Industry Design Department of Architecture and Urban Planning Collage at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. She is currently in her fifth year of school.


Peking Opera is our national treasure now famous in the world. We are moved by the splendid, masterly performance. However it’s a pity that we can only enjoy the national treasure on radio, television or in the theater. It seems so far from our daily life. Now Circuit appears making the dream come true. The boy can hold more than ten actors and actress. When stops, it stretches a pretty stage which has nice theater curtain on its left and right. The stage is about 1 meter high so that more people can enjoy the show. Two speakers stand on both sides of the car so that everyone can hear clearly. And behind the curtains, there is the room for making up, clothes and stage props storage. With Circuit, Peking Opera will be so close to people just like when it was hundreds of years ago. Peking Opera originated from common people. The dramas described what the common people thought, imagine or meet. The opera team went to anywhere close to them and then they put up a stage (just a small stage is enough) and began acting. It’s so close to people and that is why it was so popular through Chinese ancient history.