foshan cultural complex

All tracks on the land are the testimony of an historical period, a geographic situation or a way of life. Although the main impact of humans on the territory appears to be the formation of the city, it is far from alone. Indeed, the shape of agricultural fields, quarries and ponds are the scars marking the territory even if they seem insignificant, they reflect a culture fact is involved in cultural continuum that is necessary for the identity of a man community.  By analyzing existing forms of land from a photo taken from the sky in a circle with a diameter of6 km around the site, we observe that this area is mainly defined by specific forms of exploitation of ceramics. We propose to combine the footsteps of history with the contemporary grid structure. The presence of these two forms from two different eras offers a physical form of land memory. As well as projected in a temporal scale evolution of the “classic” city, against the inexorable frenetic land cleaning, traces of the past: organic, fluid and unplanned is merged slowly in the orthogonal structural grid, representing the new rational intervention.

concours international sur invitation
statut: 3eme prix
type: projet urbain, infrastructure culturelle
data: 2008, 30ha, 700 000 m²
lieu: foshan, chine
équipe: fang, feng,jacquier, leroux
collaboration: tongji université