Foshan cultural complex

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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 of 6 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.

Project Name: Foshan cultural complex

Location: Foshan, China

Project Team: Feng Yang, Fang Weiyi, Francis Jacquier, Marlene Leroux, Sun jing_ect...


Building Area: 30ha,700000 m2


Design Period: may - december 2008


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