全球唯一“城市\建筑”双年展
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OF URBANISM\ARCHITECTURE IN THE WORLD
Shanghai Project: A Study of Workers' Village

Feng Lu, Zhang Bin, Zhuang Shen, Fan Wenbing, Zheng Xiangzhu / China

冯路、张斌、庄慎、范文兵、郑湘竹 / 中国


Shanghai Project (SHP) is a research project began in the first half of 2014, which is a long-term project initiated by four architects: FENG Lu, ZHANG Bin, ZHUANG Shen and FAN Wenbing. The project intending to explore and understand the architectural and urban issues in contemporary era through research and rethinking on daily urban space in Shanghai.

Workers' New Village is a significant content of Shanghai urban spaces. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Shanghai became an important industrial city, and then it was

an important mission of urban development to offer accommodations to new workers. Workers' New Villages, built in the 50s-70s, was the specialization of the production and organization of social

collectivism. Following the change of Shanghai's economy and society after the 90s, the original collective units were gradually disintegrated or removed. Meanwhile, the nature of Wokers' New Villages had been self-transferred from a model of collective space to a kind of common space and urban community. In this context, the investigation and drawing of Workers' New Villages could be

regarded as a meaningful project which would contribute to urban renewal by producing documents, knowledge and thinking.


Dr. Feng Lu is an architect, scholar and curator. Zhang Bin is an architect. Zhuang Shen is an architect. Fan Wenbing is a scholar, architect and critic. Zheng Xiangzhu is a registered urban planner and research fellow.