Site: Shanghai, China.
Collaboration with Matteo Biasiolo and Chiara Sonzogni.
In the neighborhood of the city of Shanghai known as Hongkou, the urban fabric and residential areas have been overcrowd and deteriorated in the last 30 years. Residents of three blocks of the study area have increased. In the area, now live four times more inhabitants than the area can support. Families live crowded together in their homes-business-shop, and commercial activity takes place in the driveway.
The statement proposes to restructure the project area from scratch. Remove elements that cause the malfunction of the congested urban life, at both public and private scale; clean and enhance the commercial life and residential quality of the area.
The project seeks a configuration of private and public spaces that allow the coexistence of commercial and residential activities in a effective way...