MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012: Hong Kong & Shanghai

  • Work by Ke Shi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Ke Shi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
  • Work by Ke Shi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Ke Shi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
  • Work by Liang Liang and Yue Bi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Liang Liang and Yue Bi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
  • Work by Liang Liang and Yue Bi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Liang Liang and Yue Bi for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
  • Work by Qianqian Yang and Hao Gong for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Qianqian Yang and Hao Gong for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
  • Work by Qianqian Yang and Hao Gong for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.
    Work by Qianqian Yang and Hao Gong for MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012.

MUD Global Urbanism Studio, Summer 2012 Hong Kong & Shanghai

John Hoal, Associate Professor
Seng Kuan, Assistant Professor
Bing Bu, Lecturer Abroad
Erik G. L’Heureux, Lecturer Abroad
Tsuto Sakamoto, Lecturer Abroad
Chunxia Yang, Lecturer Abroad
Yu Zhuang, Lecturer Abroad

For this action-research studio, students undertake significant research into some of the world’s most important urban centers, which they ultimately resolve into a specific design. This year, the cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong are the focus for all projects. In preparation for their work in Asia, students conduct a two-week comparative global urbanism research project on the urban morphology and metabolism of Shanghai and Hong Kong, covering three scales of site analysis: metropolitan, downtown, and site (riverfront).

During the second phase of the studio, students are subdivided into charrette teams, each of which develops a VISION_2050 plan for one of two sites: the Pudong neighborhood of Shanghai or the Kowloon district of Honk Hong. The plan must include a clearly stated vision; set of goals and urban design principles; a framework plan; 3D urban morphology mode; urban systems and performance; urban design code that describes spatial/building/landscape/infrastructural typologies and character; and a public realm plan. Finally, each team member individually completes the design of a detailed component of the group's plan; thus, each master plan includes a number of detailed companion studies testing the VISION_2050 plan and demonstrating the functionality, character, and use of the proposition. Studio work takes place in collaboration with students and faculty from the National University of Singapore and Tongji University.