Urban Emergencies: Sichuan was a 1-
The workshop was focused on 5 themes ranging from the scale of the architectural detail to regional econcomic development. Our group, called Spatial Economies, worked on a development strategy for Dujiangyan that draws relationships between is spatial, cultural and economic values in order to maintain the interests of all stakeholders, farmers, migrant workers, citizens, investors, levels of governments etc.
The workshop resulted in a presentation (download pdf) to local officials involved in the redevelopment process, a publication (download pdf), an exhibition (the panels above), and a website publication (below).
About UE Sichuan
On May 12, 2008, a disastrous earthquake struck the heart of the Sichuan province in China. Measured at 8.0 Ms on the Richter scale, it killed at least 68,000 people, many of whom were children attending school.
On May 13, 2008, the faculty of Architecture from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, was confronted with its own disaster as an early morning fire burnt down the entire building.
Both, the people in Sichuan and the Architecture Faculty, moved into tents. Soon after, students and teachers from the university came together to initiate an interdisciplinary effort to research post-
In the summer of 2010, in conjunction with various universities, a 3-
As the city expands, more agriculture lands will be taken, farmers are changing themselves into tourism servants or find a big city to live their new lives as labours, at the same time, lots of tourists comes to the city as marketing strategies promoted, some of those from the big cities bought their weekend house there because of the poverty price differences. Enormous Migration is driving Enormous Urbanization.
The tragedy of the earthquake and the resulting reconstruction effort offer an opportunity are both a curse and a blessing. The city confronts itself to such dilemma between historical agriculture capacity and the emerging urban challenge, between top-