Architecture in Shanghai
History, Culture and Identity
Chiara Baglione, Federico Bucci, Tony Giannone, Luigi Spinelli, Jianlong Zhang, Ming Zhang
pp. 164, 1a edizione 2019 (Codice editore 70.6)
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By exploring the ongoing evolution of some strategic areas and the experiences of selected architects – Atelier Deshaus, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects and Original Design Studio –, the book analyses the fields, the reasons and the modalities of the transformations in contemporary Shangai, and outlines the raise of a counter-trend emerging from the most recent interventions on both existing and new buildings, which are experimenting with new relationships with the local history, cultural heritage and urban identity.
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Contemporary Shanghai is the epicenter of outstanding economic, social and cultural changes, resulting in the raise of new questions about demographic growth, environmental sustainability, urban security and cultural identity. These issues coalesced in the development of extensive, accelerated and sometimes contradictory architectural transformations, also driven by increasing resource availability and the necessity for rapid densification in the central areas of the city, which led to the progressive loss of significant historical traces.
By exploring the ongoing evolution of some strategic areas - the Lilong quartiers, the Bund, the system of public spaces facing the water - and the experiences of selected architects - Atelier Deshaus, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects and Original Design Studio -, the book analyses the fields, the reasons and the modalities of these transformations, and outlines the raise of a counter-trend emerging from the most recent interventions on both existing and new buildings, which are experimenting with new relationships with the local history, cultural heritage and urban identity.
Matteo Moscatelli holds a Ph.D. in Architecture, Urban Design, Conservation of Housing and Landscape, and is Professor in Architectural Design at Politecnico di Milano, where in 2018 he was engaged in a research project promoted within the UNESCO Chair in Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities, aimed at exploring the urban policies and practices dedicated to the preservation of architectural heritage in Shanghai.
Federico Bucci, Shanghai, China: Heritage and the City
Matteo Moscatelli, The Vanishing Identity. Birth, Development and Disappearance of the Lilong Housing in Shanghai
Luigi Spinelli, The Linear Element. The Relationship between Tradition and Design in the Architecture of Liu Yuyang
Chiara Baglione, Eclecticism and Business Identity. Origin and Renaissance of the Shanghai Bund
Tony Giannone, Waterfront Projects by Atelier Deshaus
Jianlong Zhang, The Shanghai Urban Evolution. Micro Regeneration of the Waterfront Space
Ming Zhang, Anchoring and Dissociation. Shanghai Yangpu Waterfront Demonstration Section
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