Tongji University Design Studio, SP2018, Shanghai, China

LC_2701 Education, Post-Secondary, Hospitality, Institutional, Master Planning, Mixed-Use, Multi-Purpose, Private, Public, Residential, Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Streetscapes Leave a Comment

In Spring 2018 we taught a design studio at Tongji University with our host professor, Wang Jun Yang. We introduced two of Shanghai’s most important historic parcels for study: the Dong Ba Kuai “shikumen” neighborhood of Jing’an District. Placing priority on the careful balance of historic preservation and revitalization, the student work featured here revolves around the theme of “Fashion” as one of the early industries in global urban revitalization and as an important factor in Shanghai’s history. Students: Gao Zhou, Wang Yu Ting, Zhang Jin Yi, Guo Qiu Hua, Huang Na Wei and Ka Na Ku Ya (Marvin). HDC visiting critics: Tim Geisler and Marco Egidi. Teaching Assistant: Delta Li

Shanghai Renewal Center, Shanghai, China

LC_2701 Commercial, Community Initiative, Education, Post-Secondary, F&B, Institutional, Multi-Purpose

The Renewal Center is dedicated to supporting non-governmental organizations in Shanghai. In May 2015 HDC collaborated with Foster + Partners to develop ideas for how to transform the Center’s space. “…The results are fantastic. It not only expands the space for our vital drop-in services, it helps us use our space more efficiently. And as a wonderful bonus, it’s just …

Odyssey School, Denver, Colorado

LC_2701 Community Initiative, Education, K-12, F&B, Institutional, Multi-Purpose

The school’s teaching philosophy is to provide expeditionary learning. Hyperform’s design proposal reflects the Odyssey School’s core values and ideas, envisioning the campus as a venue and landscape for adventure, focused on students’ health, artistic expression and social needs. Open air classrooms, performance stage, group circles, rich natural elements in the playground, synthetic art, a challenge course, sensory habitat garden, active wetlands, …

Suining Riverfront, Sichuan, China

LC_2701 Commercial, F&B, Hospitality, Institutional, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Mixed-Use, Multi-Purpose, Private, Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Theme Park

Spanning 1.5 km, this waterfront recreation district serves as the primary cultural district of Suining, at prefecture in central Sichuan province. Drawing from the rich history of Suining, and its local mythology, we created seven districts, each defined in spirit and function by principles of Guanyin philosophy: Gathering; Wellness; Discovery; Harmony; Mercy; Learning; and Conservation. The architectural assemblies and material …