Project B.A.R.C.: Beyond Architectural Regulations in China

Friday, November 27, 2009 12:58

barc_poster

What: A Case Study of Evolutionary Green Planning
Where: Shenzhen Biennale 2009 / Shanghai World Expo 2010
When: Dec 7-9, 2009, Shenzhen Library auditorium
Who: Dynamic City Foundation and Partners

BARC (Beyond Architectural Regulations in China) is an ambitious collaborative design-research initiated by the Dynamic City Foundation (DCF), a Beijing-based research institute focused on dynamic urbanization in China, that delivers a sustainable vision for China in the form of a tangible case study. The project brings together ten teams from Holland and China in a two-tiered compressed innovation cycle to conceive fundamental concepts for the green city.

Without integrated planning a collection of well designed sustainable buildings can still amount to a poorly operating, ultimately unsustainable city. ~ Neville Mars, Dynamic City Foundation

Central theme: Green Living in China
Should we accept urban life as it has evolved in the global centers?
Are congestion, pollution and monotony the ultimate parameters of the modern metropolis?
Will technological creep keep us complacent?
Or, are some bold designers capable of conceiving an alternative future?

The First Phase is a general mapping of the possibilities for the green city of tomorrow. A two-day expert workshop is organized on the project site of Caofeidian Tangshan, where teams will meet with the mayor and key local officials. Each office will be able to present their work and vision on sustainability, followed by a design charrette. The outcome is a book of missions statements from each office, supported by basic conceptual sketches, describing the ideal scenario for the green city. This book of statements and sketches will be published and presented at a forum of the Shenzhen Biennale for architecture 2009.

The Second Phase aims to explore the process of evolutionary greening of the city of Caofeidian from 2010 to 2050. To do achieve this the teams will be asked to expand Caofeidian with 100,000 people in a five year period. The teams will work consecutively designing on top of the proposal of the previous team. During a period of ten weeks the 3D file of the cumulative proposal will travel from office to office. The process is documented in order to trace the emergence of a green metropolis over time and understand the qualities of a city as an organic entity. The video footage and the proposals will be visualized in a set of ten videos and a large urban model and presented at a Dutch Culture House of the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Full project presentation, biographies, details, and calendar at burb.tv

2009 Shenzhen Biennale & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture

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  1. Freie Mediale S. says:

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