The Master Plan
History and Existing Condition
Due to the unprecedented urbanization, Jiading, which is an outer district of Shanghai is undergoing the erosion of historical context.
The pavement of the West Gate Street is from Song Dynasty, but it is out of repair for long years, full of sags and crests. Walking and riding on the street is to some extent a tough task especially during rain.
People’s recreation life mainly happen on and along the street, making it a lively street. Yet the linear space also limited the variety of activity.
Abandoned spaces after house demolition
The LianQi Canal was a busy commercial shipment waterway back in Qing Dynasty. Yet it no longer serve the navigation purpose. Along with the fences on bridges, it becomes a geological and social devision between to social stratum.
The new neighhood across the river fences the bridge for security consideration. The bridges are not available, becoming a mere decoration upon the river.
Analysis and Ideas
To create a new relationship between market and community
1.A revived market we regard as an energy core.
2.With a bond collecting the surroundings and attracting the crowds to make the market more available and efficient.
3.Different markets and bonds which follows the same rule form an organized structure model.
4.With more potential bonds the structure model is completed.
Step by step
1.A changing texture:
More public spaces are freed to create a more comfortable living dimension.
2.A changing landscape system:
The boring linear street with little landscape turns to a complex and various landscape system with loops.
More circular paths with facilities create various activities and the open spaces forms interesting living scenes.
4.Changing stream of people:
People are more willing to move around and explore the interior space of the traditional residence, which makes communication possible.
The position and orientation of the sections and the perspective views
Section A: view of narrow pathway
Section B:view of the West Gate Street
Perspective A:narrow pathways pass through ancient dwellings could also be activated.
The bond also creates an linkage between the West Street and the narrow pathways, guiding the pedestrians to have a deeper participation as well as a more thorough experience in the public activities.
Perspective B: view of the West Gate Street,the linear planting deciduous trees provid an interactive space for the pedestrian
Space & Actives
Section C: view of the activity space by the West Gate Street.
Section D: the activity space spread over ancient dwellings act as a space node.
As an important part of the bond, the activity space is a multifunctional node, simultaneously offering the activity space, the pathway, and the possibility of further communication between residents.
Perspective D: a series of activity space spread over the loop turns the whole district into a community center.
Section E: view from new-built commodity houses towards the West Gate Street.
Section F: the two banks of the river consist a recreation loop as a whole.
The paths,markets,activities,landscapes around make the waterfront an interact area,different sectors of the community share their lives here together.
Perspective E:the loop makes the two community divided by the river become more interactive both in mentally and physically.
Section G: view of proposed craft and antique market.
|Flowers&birds market is a traditional Chinese market, it provids both trade and communicate space.It fits the way that the old relax themselves.
||Most local people have some skills to maintain their livelihood.Along with the increase of communication and the set up of the craft&antique market ,the quality of their life would be improved a lot.
||Everyone everyday goes to food market,they prefer fresh food.So we arange this market in the loop to make this process more interesting.
Perspective F: view of flowers&birds market.