During the decade Shangahai has experienced massive growth in economy, population, transport, consumption, and land use. The changes are causing massive strain in trems of pollution and congestion in Shanghai. The challenge is how to attract development and investment to the rual areas. We propose a new interpretation of suburbanism. The subcity combines the best of two worlds: a dense urban cluster wrapped in an attractive eco-nature. The project is a part of the Danish contribution to the Venice Biennale 2006 with the title CO-EVOLUTION and won the prestigious Golden Lion Award.
Research and development
Tongji University, Carl Bro
Sinus Lynge, Tue Hesselberg Foged...
The dense urban grid optimizes accessibility and ensures that the surrounding landscape is always visible from the city. Plots of 100 X 40 meter define the subcity grid. It is a smaller version of traditional city grids creating a human scale urbanism.