• Jiaxin Liang
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
“Village in the city” in China, or called city village, as a distinct urban form, attracts great academic attention. Meanwhile, Chinese metropolises facing the problem of too excessive urbanization caused by the rapid accumulation of economic interest, and the current situation is that traditional buildings and heritage are replaced by new anonymous buildings. The typical dynamic city is Shenzhen, a massive city with a population of 13 million, transformed from small fishing villages by the Chinese government's reform and opening-up policy after 1978. While with fierce protests from residents and scholars after accumulative demolition of traditional city villages, the renewal of villages in the city has been put on the agenda by the Shenzhen government in recent years. At the same time, many villages in the city, although there are many physical problems, their architectural form, color, material make them different from the majority buildings in the city, their historical and cultural value should be re-estimated, especially in Shenzhen, a city whose regional characteristics and city image are diluted by modernization. Therefore, the purpose of this thesis is to develop an urban design framework that corresponds to the urban village problems through the case of Wanxia village, based on the cognition of the existing context, to improve the physical condition of the urban village by the color intervention.
Publication date20 May 2020
Number of pages103
ID: 332650633