Taiqian: The Countryside as a City is premised upon two fundamental ambitions: the recuperation of an idea of the city as a project, and the pursuit of alternative forms of urbanization in response to the challenges posed by the developmental city in China. The former treats the project of the city as a cultural, political, and aesthetic act; the latter as a strategic project for urbanization, articulated through its architecture, landscape, and infrastructure. Research was focused on the transformation of China’s rural villages into towns. The studio defines the common framework as an architecture, landscape, and infrastructure that reifies the idea of the city as a space of coexistence.
Christopher C. M. Lee
Zhenhuan Xu Bicen Yue
Harvard GSD AECOM Project of China
This report was sponsored by the AECOM Fund for China Studios