School of Architecture, Tsinghua University | Jan 8 - Jan 10, 2020 Online Workshop | Apr 24, 2020
Workshop 1: School of Architecture, Tsinghua University | Jan 8 - Jan 10, 2020
Workshop summary: The theme of this 3-day workshop was exploring the combination of downtown core and new shared spaces with sharing practices. The Guomao CBD, Beijing was selected as the workshop site. In the first day's forum, Jocob Walker, a landscape designer and the co-founder of BAM, gave an inspiring lecture about his research and reimagination of Guomao Intersection, a complex overpass at the Guomao CBD. Prof. Huang He introduced the context of the workshop site, while Prof. Long Ying shared his research on spatial intervention and digital innovation for future cities. The forum was followed by a site visit and tours of new developments surrounding CBD. In the following two days, students from NUS and Tsinghua worked together to develop design charrettes in small groups on five aspects, namely, shared work, shared living, shared mobility, shared green infrastructure and shared commerce.
Site Visit: Guomao CBD
Sample Scheme and Design Analysis from Design Charrette
Discussion and Review
Workshop 2: Online Workshop | Apr 24, 2020
Workshop Summary: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop planned to be held in Singapore was canceled, and the last workshop was conducted online. The workshop aimed at a joint review of students' design outcomes from both NUS and Tsinghua. The diverse review panel was composed of academics, professionals, and the public realm, including Prof. Li Xiaodong from Tsinghua, Prof. Ho Puay Peng from NUS, Ms. Mei from Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore, Mr. Liu Yuyang from ALYA, Mr Seah Chee Huang from DP Architects, Mr. Tan Chee Yong from DP Architects and all the studio tutors. Reviewers and students deeply discussed the studio topics and insights on potential developments of the urban center and sharing practices, especially in these uncertain times.