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Alleyway community vs. today's high-rise loneliness
Alleyway community vs. today's high-rise loneliness

History of housing and community types in Shanghai
History of housing and community types in Shanghai

15 years ongoing fight between government and investors formed this loophole
15 years ongoing fight between government and investors formed this loophole

statistics, interviews and research lead to current representatives of society
statistics, interviews and research lead to current representatives of society

Proposal for further development of shanghai typical building types
Proposal for further development of shanghai typical building types

Individual answers for the residents needs of the local community
Individual answers for the residents needs of the local community

Combining both hybrids in an urban context creates a new SH-neighborhood type
Combining both hybrids in an urban context creates a new SH-neighborhood type

Those rules summaries the facts to develop a profitable and social neighborhood
Those rules summaries the facts to develop a profitable and social neighborhood




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NEIGHBORHOOD AMONG MILLIONS
Universität Stuttgart
ARCHITECTURE,URBAN DESIGN

Decoding Shanghai
Neighborhood among millions//

With the opening of the real estate market in the late 70s in China a big movement in society and the forms of living together folllowed. Community spaces, social aspects and aesthetic disappeared from the cityscape and efficiency, profitability and economic factors determined and formed to communal life henceforth.
Today economy and politics do not share the same objectives anymore. The question about how to develop vibrant and healthy community networks in metropoles as Shanghai becomes more and more important.
A 2,1 acres-wasteland in the heart of the french concession in Shanghai is a symbol for the current discrepancy in chinese society. While the investors want to make profit and implement luxury housing the government has to respond to current needs in society.
My proposal shall reconcile government and investors by bringing profitability and social aspects together.

Prevailing, characteristic building structures are taken up and further developed to give a site-specific answer to the needs of the six shaped representatives. The Lilong-type grows in density on the traditional grid. Individual entrances and wide arcades give space to temporarily relocate your private program to the outside. Even if the Lilongs are up to 6 levels high the terracing allows enough daylight into the various types of flats.
The high-rise gains in social aspects such as public facilities and spacious, naturally illuminated access routes with a high quality of stay. It also provides new housing types such as cluster-living for individual life styles.

Street-facing Lilong-buildings with ground floor usage provide a diverse streetscape. Passages and lead-ins create yards and alleyways. The high-rises are located prominently near the streets and the height is adapted to the environment. Open points of interaction, retreats and social togetherness allow a colorful neighborhood under a high profitability.

While 20% of the flats are luxury housing and 10% is for experimental living the government is able to buy 40% of the flats and rent it out under their own conditions. The remaining 30% could be for sale at the real estate market. The design accomplished a floor area number of 5.9.
10 golden rules can help to make a transfer to future projects with the aim of high profitability and added social value in mega cities.