The Newsletter 63 Spring 2013

Updating Shanghai: life from the ground up

Bart Kuijpers

This project is located in Shanghai, China’s biggest city, and the fastest growing city in the world. The social structure of two common but opposed housing typologies has been researched: the old alleyway neighbourhoods of Shanghai, and the contemporary residential high-rise tower. This project aims to use the good characteristics of the alleyway neighbourhood and apply them to residential high-rise design, while also trying to maintain the alleyway neighbourhood’s social structure and its architecture.

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