2007-04-18 22:46:24 - Marina van den Bergen
Midterm review group 7
The group is dealing with borderline architecture. They came up with three proposals.
1 The high-rise buildings will be build anyway, so you better discuss the issue how the reserve of the city i.e. the radiance of public life, can be kept and in one way or another, and put in high-rise buildings. Their proposal: a reinterpretation of the traditional lilong houses and what they call the 1234 family houses, in a vertical typology.
2 Green space to create views from the traditional city to the riverfront. They speak of creating a window. Apart from creating a new public green space, the prices for property in the Dongjiadu area will rise and this makes it perhaps possible to realise a different kind of development (typology wise and programmatically) .
3 In the centre of the city parks are disappearing or getting smaller. The surface is almost totally made up of hard surfaces. Rainwater can only get away via the sewer system. Because of the climate change the water in the river will rise with 0,9 meters. The sewer system can\'t cope with that. The third proposal is about developing a new typology by letting trees grow out of the facade. It is green, the trees absorb a part of the rain and it can work as an air conditioner. Between the trees and the building, there will be a space that will be half-public half-private.
2007-03-26 12:00:00 -
Proposals for Cultural Facilities and Transport Infrastructure at Dongjiadu.
It is compelling to consider Contemporary Shanghai by way of its overlapping historical territories: the walled city of Nan Shi; the international concession territories; the Bund; the alleys and gardens of the Li-Long; the guild halls; the industrialized banks of the creek; Century Avenue and the skyscrapers of Lujiazui.
The 2010 expo is a catalyst for further development in Shanghai, driving the ‘re-territorialisation’ to be organized by the 2010 Masterplan: The displacement of manufacturing by service industries; the densification of housing; the satellite theme towns; the City Greening belt; water-born and elevated transport systems; the Dong-Tan eco-city.
New cultural facilities and transport infrastructure at Donggjiadu are constructions between contemporary Shanghai ‘territoriality’ and the dynamic ‘re-territorialisation’ proposed by the Shanghai 2010 masterplan.
DAY 1: City
Produce diagrams that describe the multiple territories of contemporary Shanghai.
Produce diagrams that describe the re-territorialisation proposed by the 2010 Masterplan.
Animation your diagrams to speculates on the effect of this re-territorialisation on Shanghai territoriality.
DAY 2: Site
In mixed media, make a qualitative description of the multiple territories of the site.
In mixed media, speculate on the qualitative potential of the re-territorialising effect of the 2010 Masterplan / Expo.
Animate your speculation to describe the qualitative potential of the re-territorialised site.
DAY 3: Building
Use your work to make proposals for new cultural facilities and transport Infrastructures on the site.
Use your work to make proposals for new constructions between contemporary shanghai territoriality and the re-territorialisation proposed by the 2010 Masterplan.
Amend you animations to include your building and infrastructure proposals.