Shanghai Satellite Towns | publication

Earlier this year, the German architecture magazine Bauwelt published ‘Satellitenstädte | Eine Stadt, neun Städtchen‘ [words by MovingCities, images by Arnd Dewald – featured in Bauwelt 7.2012]. The article deals with the phenomenon of the thematically and sketchy styled satellite towns [a Dutch, Nordic, Italian, Spanish, British, German, Canadian and even Chinese one]  dotting the periphery of Shanghai 上海. Visiting these areas wasn’t a fun experience but a rather depressing journey to the end of urbanism, to a far-fetched future, a suburban scam.
Download the German version directly [pdf (3.9MB) no longer available] , or read the full English version below.