项目背景 | Background
Many of the urban problems we face today come from “blank space” in the process of urbanization. The unprecedented high-speed and large-scale urbanization process inevitably leaves a lot of “blanks” between the newly built industrial and residential areas. The “blanks” are fragmented public spaces that lacks vitality. Jinqiao Town, Pudong New area, was speedily developed in the 1990s, because the area was designated as National Jinqiao Export Processing Zone. The newly built industrial zone takes up 60% of the town area. It is surrounded by the new residential blocks where the relocated residents resettled.
▼更新后鸟瞰，updated aerial view © 任广
▼项目区位图及场地原状，是一个碎片化的三角形城市隙地，具有边缘性、封闭性以及隔离性，the location and the original state of the site, it is a fragmented triangular urban gap that is marginalized, closed and isolated
The entrance greenbelt of Jiahong Community is located at the junction of the town community and the central industrial development zone. The distortion of urban texture in residential and industrial areas resulted in a triangular urban gap. There is a substation in a walled courtyard, a 2-story Community Office Building, and a star-shaped square. It is a typical fragmented urban space. The irregular green space is only used as a back door of the community due to its remote location. The courtyard of the Committee Office Building, which should have been the entrance of the community, is often occupied by cars. The residents have to walk through a zig-zag lane at the back of the Office Building. The large star-shaped square is so deserted since it is walled and difficult to access. In a word, the fragmented space is marginalized, closed and isolated. It is challenging to gather popularity and lacks vitality.
▼曲廊及活动广场鸟瞰，aerial view of the corridor and the square © 田方方
改造策略 | Strategy
The core strategy of the renovation design is to activate the existing spatial resources by the precise interventions on the minimal scale to adjust the current circulations and to discover and stimulate the potentials of the existing elements.
▼线性的异形曲廊局部俯视，partial top view of the winding corridor © 田方方
▼更新后的社区入口（左），曲廊局部，节点处的沙坑成为孩子们最爱的玩耍处（右），updated community entrance (left), partial view of the winding corridor, sandpits become children’s favorite playground (right) © 田方方
▼曲廊和活动广场上的休息空间（左），活动广场上更新后的曲廊休憩空间（右），winding corridor and the lounge space on the square (left), updated corridor lounge space on the square (right) © 田方方
In the transformation, a carefully designed winding corridor is placed on the site. The winding corridor adjusts and redefines the boundaries of the community, and forms a coming-home path. On the other hand, it connects several activity venues that were initially separated and weaved them together. The corridor also attracts the residents on their way home.
▼曲廊的海棠转门（左），曲廊局部（右），begonia turnstile of the winding corridor (left), partial view of the winding corridor (right) © 任广（左）， © 田方方（右）
▼曲廊，间隙处与植物相结合，内部采用木饰面，winding corridor with the wooden interior veneer, planting trees in the gaps © 田方方
Meanwhile, we opened up the wall of the activity rooms on the ground floor of the Committee Office Building, whose green space at the back is transformed into an urban farm. All of these are organized into the public space complex created by the corridor.
▼都市农园鸟瞰，aerial view of urban farm © 田方方
▼曲廊和都市农园，农园被纳入到曲廊所构建的公共空间体系当中，the winding corridor and the urban farm that is organized into the public space complex created by the corridor © 田方方
▼作为框景的曲廊，曲廊边上设有木制台面的休息空间，the winding corridor as a framed scenery, organizing seating area along the corridor © 田方方
▼都市农园，urban farm © 田方方
As the new element, the corridor is the insertion that forms a symbiotic relationship with the original site’s features. The corridor completes and defines the surrounding activity space. It is integrated into different sections and sometimes become a unique space. As a result, the corridor weaves the scattered and fragmented green space into an organic and related complex, which has stimulated the public life of the community residents, reconnected the fragmented urban space and restored the broken social relations.
▼社区共享空间，community sharing space © 田方方
▼社区会议室，community meeting room © 田方方
▼项目夜景鸟瞰，project aerial view at night © 田方方
▼项目近景夜景鸟瞰，close-up aerial view of the project at night © 田方方
▼更新后的社区界面夜景，updated community boundaries at night © 田方方
▼剖面图A-A，B-B，section A-A, B-B
设计团队：张珂维 侯坤奇 许岭 郭鴻衢
Project Name：The Entrance Greenbelt of Jiahong community, Jinqiao Town, Pudong New area
Project Location: Intersection of Jinjing Road and Jiahong Road, Jinqiao Town, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Site Area: 2000 square meters
Building Area: 350 square meters
Architects: TONG Ming, REN Guang
Team Members: ZHANG Kewei, HOU Kunqi, XU Lin, GUO Hongqu
Design: March-July 2018
Construction: Shanghai Hengyuan Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
Completion: January 2019