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> Summary Studio Fall 2012

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Making New Towns in a New Town
Bridging the Paradoxes of Hyper-Density and Livability, Mega-Structure and Granularity, Retro-Futurism and Preservation

The primary case study presented here is Luohu and its recent urban redevelopment projects. The current proposal under consideration by the city increases the FAR of the new development areas from 4.5 to 9. Such rapid and brutal mega-scale development is considered to be the only solution to compensate the extremely high financial loss from compensating the existing residents. The main research focus was to identify the key features of the urban villages, industrial areas and commercial developments that should be maintained, cultivated, and built upon during the transformation process. Moreover, the research also analyzed different market forces and the will of the government to virtually guarantee full-scale modernization of each village site within the decade.

The four intervention sites were CEPA Plaza (business district), Sungang (industrial area), Hubei Village (urban village) and Dongmen (commercial district).

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 CHAN Kin Wang Kenneth 陳建宏

 CHEUNG Yuen Ching Angus 張淵清

 LAU Yeuk Ming Sue 劉若鳴

 LEE Siu Ki Jason 李肇淇

 LEE Wai Shing Simon 李偉誠

 LI Shanchao Cris 李善超

 MAK Chiu Fung Gary 麥潮鋒

 MAK Ka Ming Eric 麥嘉銘

 SO Kwong Tat Peter 蘇廣達

 AU Yong Wen Li Clifford


 Tat Lam: Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
 Travis Bunt: Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong