School of Architecture, Tsinghua University Jan 9 - Jan 11, 2019
Workshop summary: The 3-day workshop explored how new sharing practices and especially new typologies of shared spaces can be introduced to, and embedded in, the historical neighbourhood of Baitasi in the Old City of Beijing, in order to regenerate the conservation area. In the first day, Professor Zhu Wenyi, the former Dean of the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University gave all the students an inspiring introduction of 5 milestones of the urban development of Beijing, and Wu Chaohui, Principal Architect from China Architecture Design and Research Group shared his exciting experience of how small design interventions lead to meaningful social transformations in the community. Tan Chee Yong, Director of DP Architects from Singapore introduced various community hubs in both Singapore and China that designed by the firm as new forms of sharing practice in the community. After a visit to the site and the precedent, Beijing Fun, students from NUS and Tsinghua University worked together in small groups, exploring the topic from different perspectives and forms of sharing in the design charrette held in the following two days.
Site Visit: Bai Ta Si, Beijing Fun
Sample Scheme and Design Analysis from Design Charrette
Discussion and Review
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