Boundary Unseen

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2020 UIA HYP CUP Honor Award

A century ago, only about 10% of the world’s population lived in cities. According to the United Nations, this figure will rise to 75% by 2050. Obviously, the process of urbanization in various places is accelerating, including the venue involved in this competition-Tianjin Yangliuqing, an ancient New Year painting town with obvious historical context. However, the new city full of tall buildings is constantly squeezing the weak old city. Many precious items are inadvertently lost and become memories. There are dynamic “cracks” between the old and the new. We predict that Yang Liuqing may become one of the “one-thousand-one-side” urban agglomerations in the near future. The project responds to the coexistence of the old and the new in the process of urbanization. How to balance and coordinate these two unique lifestyles and architectural languages is ours The mystery of the city is designed to be revealed. It is hoped that this project can become an invisible boundary between the new city and the old city, resolve the conflict between the new city and the old city, and fill the gap.

The competition for land between the new and old towns has created a boundary between them, but this boundary should not be rigid. This green ups and downs is visually a process of transition from the new city to the old city, which is both a transition and a warning. Although the uprooted trees and the huge pits left behind were smoothed by nature, the memories of the old and new cities are still in people’s hearts. This greenery penetrates into space and also touched the so-called scars in the transition process.

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