全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Small & Smart Design

深圳市城市设计促进中心/ 中国

Shenzhen Center for Design / China


Shenzhen Center for Design / ChinaThe density of Urban Village is squeezing the public space while turning it into a rich urban environment. Because of the limited size of interior space, most of the residents' daily activities are held at the exterior. The lack of unified planning, the limited size, and the insufficient infrastructure of the public space have resulted in a general impression of the area as a left over space that is old and dirty. The superficial impression is affecting people's understanding of the social structure and population structure of the Urban Village. Cooperating with the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Committee, Shenzhen Center for Design is calling for open submission of design proposal, focusing on the low quality of urban environment at Nantou Ancient City, to improve the public space and infrastructure at the area. The Small Smart Design is a noncommercial, open, and cross-specialty design competition initiated by Shenzhen Center for Design. The competition advocates the idea of "small is beauty". It explore the method of starting from detail with lower cost to improve the public living environment according to the need of citizens and create a smarter city. The Small Smart Design create opportunities for young designers to participate in small projects that are closely related to the citizen's daily life and provide high quality solutions for minor problems in urban operation to the government.