The second day of the “NAi China Housing workshop” comprised of a series of housing-related project presentations by Dutch and Chinese architects, followed by discussions, brainstorms and sketching sessions. During the morning program, Mao Daqing 毛大庆 [Executive Vice President, Vanke Co Ltd, President of Beijing Vanke Co Ltd] introduced the operations and ambitions of VANKE 万科, followed by the Xianghe Project Introduction 香河项目介绍 by Zhao Feifei 赵菲菲 [Beijing Vanke Co Ltd].
During the day following questions, amongst many many others, were put on the table:
Do we really want an experiment with a focus on social housing in China on a strategically interesting location? Acknowledging a certain programmatic and locational separation of social and residential housing, could the nation-wide ambitions of the 10 million units be positively approached as a “temporal problem”? This leads to the question what do you do after or in 15 years from now on?
How can this workshop lead to an exercise in developing prototypes of housing that can be applied in other contexts, or at various scales?
The notion of community structure is of utmost importance in this project. The question is how to make a community coherent and diverse? And how to rebuild the existing community that is now living and working on the site of intervention?
Pictures by movingcities.org
NAi China Housing workshop
Urbanus Architecture & Design 都市实践 | Wang Hui 王辉 + Xiaodu Liu 刘晓都, standardarchitecture 标准营造 | Zhang Ke 张轲, O-office 源计划工作室 | He Jianxiang & Jiang Ying | 何健翔 & 蒋滢, NODE 南沙原创建筑工作室（NODE) | Doreen Heng Liu 刘珩, amateur architecture studio | 业余建筑工作室 | Wang Shu 王澍, Citiarc International | Haoru Chen 陈浩如, KNOWSPACE architecture + cities | Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, KCAP | Petar Zaklanovic, NL Architecten | Pieter Bannenberg + Walter van Dijk, Arons en Gelauff | Floor Arons + Arnoud Gelauff, NEXT Architects | John van de Water + Michel Schreinemachers, BARCODE | Dirk Peters
Special Thanks: WANG Shu 王澍, LU Wenyu 陆文宇, ZHANG MinMin 张敏敏 /
China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] School of Architecture 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院