全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
THE ONE AND ONLY BIENNALE
OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Four appearances of urban village

Li Chi (China Academy of Art) / China

李驰(中国美术学院)/ 中国


Urban Mutualism refers to the symbiosis of culture, society and spaces in multiple layers, it also means the tolerance and respect to the differences between varied urban formats. Therefore, to identify the value of the urban village in China is more important than "solving" its problems. We assigned four teams based on different perspectives towards this subject, each team chose one fourth of the total volume of the urban village and conceptualized renovation accordingly. When the four results were juxtaposed and evaluated, we found out more possibilities of the development of a complex city sample and the great potential of the urban village that remains undiscovered for a long time. We believe that the wisdom inside these villages will someday become solutions to the urban problems when the city is getting more and more densified and hybrid. Through the city's growth in differences, we are able to demonstrate the essence of "mutualism". It is only when the various urban formats are allowed to coexist and developed with maximum potential that we can have a perfect city.


Li Chi, a teacher from China Academy of Art, representative of MVRDV in China projects, and independent architect