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Staging Water Urbanisms: Landscape infrastructure for Changan Township, Guangdong

Related Staff : Dorothy Tang, Xiaoxuan Lu


Course Title: Staging Water Urbanisms: Landscape infrastructure for Changan Township, Guangdong

This three-week research and design workshop examines the land reclamation and hydrologic infrastructure of Chang’an Township on the southern edge of Dongguan bordering Shenzhen. It acknowledges the layered histories of urban development and planning within Chang’an, its disjointed relationship to the urbanization of its neighbors, and the environmental transformation resulting from a complex conflict in the management of water infrastructure. The workshop considers the hydrologic infrastructures as “staging grounds” for urbanism, working carefully with existing material, social, and ecological conditions while speculating on the future of Chang’an in light of its current planning efforts. Through ethnographic research, case study analysis, and interdisciplinary discussions with engineers and planners, students explore the potentials of engineered landscape in the cultural, social, and economic production of the territory. Students create a set of transects focusing on four primary natural and artificial waterways in Chang’an:

(T1) URBAN WATER – Changqing River and Maozhou River;
(T2) MANAGING WATER – Huanshan Channel and Xinmin Channel;
(T3) WATER ECOLOGIES – Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River;
(T4) PLANNING FOR WATER  –  Dongyin River and Modie River.

Research Teams:
T1: MOK Siu Man; LI Aijing; POON Yan Lam
T2: LAW Wai Yan; NWE Saw Yu; ZOU Wen Yao
T3: CHAN Lok; LEE Yin Chik; MAK Sui Hin
T4: CHONG Ying Monica; SHUM Hiu Lam

01 Transects focusing on four primary natural and artificial waterways in Chang’an02 System Map Flood Management Infrastructures in Chang’an03 Analysis of Changan water security04 Cross-sections along Transect Changqing River and Maozhou River_0105 Cross-section along Transect 1 Changqing River and Maozhou River_0206 Analysis of water ecologies along Transect 3 Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River_0107 Analysis of water ecologies along Transect 3 Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River_0208 Analysis of water ecologies along Transect 3 Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River_0309 Analysis of water ecologies along Transect 3 Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River_0410 Analysis of water ecologies along Transect 3 Shachong River, Dongyin River and Sanba River_05
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE