Junyuan Chen. Graduation Project 2014/2015 – Future Ruralization of Longshang Village
Future Ruralization of Longshang Village – Awarded KABK Master Prize 2015. Nominee BNI Master Prize 20015
My research started from my personal interest in a recent design phenomena in China: the new generation of Chinese architects have started to participate in the regeneration of rural areas throughout the country. Through an intensive field research in Longshang village, a small village located in Southwest China, I found that this revival of the rural has many side effects, for example concerning tourism. For that reason, in Longshang village a paper museum was designed by a young well-known architectural office to promote the traditional handicraft paper making of the villagers.
Combining this forced top-down policy of the government and mental bottom-up needs of the villagers, I propose a multifunctional public space with a leisure function, facilities for the paper making site and a water cleaning system. In this way I hope to create a sustainable rural process in the village.
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