4group3 - 2004 Beijing summer studio MIT and Tsinghua...

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2004 Beijing summer studio MIT and Tsinghua University Beijing Urban Campus Hiba Bou Akar, Haoying Han, Linda Laniado, Jelena Pejkovic Whereas design process often develops as a fierce criticism of an existing condition, the thesis for this project grows out of the fascination by the incredible richness and mix of conditions already present on the site. The melon vendor, the business man, the high end resident of Leisure Garden complex, students, peasants, all coexist on the site and utilize the space under and next to the light rail tracks. These wildly different people all find ways to appropriate the space around the elevated railway. Our aim in this project is twofold. Firstly, we aspire to capture as many of the activities that are already present on the site as possible and to build upon them. Secondly, we attempt to bridge the existing gap between the low income east and the higher income west sides of the tracks by designing a campus of activities and spaces which invite the two to mix. The central notion that guides our design is to preserve – whether physically or experientially
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.101 taught by Professor Williamhubbardassn during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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