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Chunchun Wu’s Portfolio with her imagination and adventure in Landscape Architecture


CONTENTS

Urban Park Design: The Spatialize of Time

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Urban Design: Flow of Pedestrian and Hydrology

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Urban Design: Reconstruction of the Public Space

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Traditional Gardening: Seven Gardens

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<Shangluo, China> Individual 2 months

< the Textile City, Xiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;an, China> Individual 2 months

<the urban village of the Textile City, Xiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;an, China> Teamwork Position: teamleader 2months

< the Lingering Garden, Suzhou, China> Individual 2months

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Project Narrative The city our park sitting in has a long history which can trace back to around 256 BC while first having its name of Shang in 340 BC, as a reward to a reformer of a kingdom. In the long term of the ever-changing Chinese feudal dynasties, Shangluo has always played a vital role as a fortress of the communication between north and south of the empire, not only the exchange of commodities but also the fusion of folk custom. Yet with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapid development sweeping the whole country, this small city seems kind of falling behind, making people lost in anxiety, leading to the apathetic towards what they once had in their daily life. Thus there is a need for a museum-like open space which can play the role of cultural presentation to the great extent in order to rebuild the local self-confidence. Besides, different kind of events are free to take place, for what exactly make the space an open one is the growing participation of people. BOXES: The park shifts its role from stage to background. When it comes to folk art, as exhibits, they may have their very exhibition boxes. The existed city wall may also be an item on display. Appearing as landmark structures, these boxes may organize the basic order of the park together with the old city wall. These interpret the topic of the park, telling the history of the city directly as well. BACKGROUND: For daily life, the park act as a background, making every form of the local activities possible to take place while integrating into the surrounding social interactions. Thus the background actually may make up by many various small scale stages for all daily activities of which the essence are performances ranging from individual to collective. Since the folk custom has grown up to routine for centuries, there are more possibilities given by the small stages for the tradition to implement, not only the landmark.

The Spatialize of Time Landscape Planning & Design of Shangluo Lotus Lake Park Site: 18.3ha Location: Shangluo, China Duration: 2016/09-2016/11 Individual

KEY SITES&ROUTES: Some typical folk custom forms are selected and spatialize to key sites and key routes, key sights as well. Key sites are with the city wall conducting the order for the park. Key routes engage in the traffic system, mostly parallel and vertical to the city wall for the site itself once been the orderly cropland. Key sites with the landscape system have the traditional Chinese landscape pattern as its basic landform. 5


SITE ANALYSIS

The property of surroundings

Most of the historical and religious buildings and sites settle in this certain area.

the new urban district the old district

The population composition the aged the middle-aged

the youngster

the cultural building

the children

the historic place The new residential district are completed here

the municipal government the commercial building

The government locates in the area, together with more middle schools and kindergartens.

where people come from

Daily Experiences Staff from the commercial buildings often comeby the old park for a break.

forming

The elderly people who take great care of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history are the frequenters of the park.

Teenagers from primary schools and middle schools take park as their fairyland.

History

for centuries farmers in Shangluo were dancing and singing to celebrate the harvest

the Huagu Opera we are now watching on the stage

folk art come into being

Activity time of the middle-aged PM12:00 PM9:00

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Activity time of the youngster & children PM1:00

AM11:00

AM6:00

PM7:00

walking or having a rest

PM4:00

PM6:00

PM6:00 doing what ?

passing outdoor by opera passing by

doing ecercises

Memory

PM2:00

doing what ?

doing what ?

for the time of life

PM12:00

PM9:00

PM14:00

PM7:00

As one of the small cities locating in the Qinling Mountains, Shangluo once has played an essential role as traffic hub in the Qin, Han and Tang Dynasty. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the city indeed is fully sufficient with natural landscape resources. While Most of the natural scenic spots settle along the intercity and interprovincial road, the Lian Lake Park locates in the city center, kind of far away from the extraneous traffic node. The isolation the distinctive geographical situation bringing to the city and similiar tourism attractions has caused the stagnation of development.

Activity time of the aged

passing by walking or having a rest

walking or having a rest

The City Wall is of a hundred years old. The tree beside me is of fifty years old. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on my way walking to somewhere at my early 20s. 7


EXISTING ACTIVITIES

1 The Presentation of History

2 The Presentation of Memory

Large Time Scale Group Events

Large Time Scale Individual Events

Small Time Scale Group Events

Small Time Scale Individual Events

the folk activities with a profound cultural meaning

the handicrafts on the display stand

annually traditional festivals, monthly temple fairs, weekly markets

random personal activities

The Huagu Opera

The Ceramic Craft

At first a group of people in Shangluo played the Huagu opera in their courtyards surrounded by four sides in order to treat their friends and relatives, whom had come a long way for the hosts’weddings or funerals.

Once a craftsman made a plain and interesting piece of pottery for his interest, which was just something he could live without. As time goes on, the very piece of pottery has witnessed generations of people come and go.

As time flows, the custom comes into being in the region and becomes wildly known as a unique folk art in Shangluo. Thus, the Shangluo Huagu Opera appears as the exactly performances which we are watching on the stage today. witness

Therefore, we are able to appreciate the representative pottery works of various historical backgrounds.

Jan. The Laba Rice Porridge Festival Feb. The Spring Festival Mar. The Lantern Festival Apr. The Qingming Festival May Jun. The Dragon Boat Festival July Aug. The Double Seventh Festival Sep. The Mid-Autumn Festival Oct. The Double Ninth Festival Nov. •••••• Dec.

The Regular Activities

The Random Activities

The list on the right are the traditional festivals that every Chinese will celebrate every year of their life.

What a man has gone through in his life makes up his memory.

The commom characteristic of these activities is their regularity and the only direction time marches in.

From a child to a teenager, then an adult becomes older and older. That anything can happen seems to be random, yet a simple restriction maintaining orde is in need for people, not a blank without anything.

POINT the spatial container for the Huagu Opera to perform

the form of expression in the park

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ENCLOSURE

have people involved in traditional folk activities

GRID

the spatial container for the pottery to perform the form of expression in the park

the iconic pavilion-like space limited in volume but of infinite space and time

the form of expression in the park

festivals along the main routes of park have increased the flow of people in and around the park

the form of expression in the park

a basic plane structure is offered to carry all kinds of random activities

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City Central Square

Shangluo Museum Dayun Temple

MASTER PLAN

the Beijie Village historical block

the West Street Community Shangluo No.1 Primary School

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Christian Church Catholic Church B

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the Old Lotus Park Gate the Mid-Lake Pavilion the Tearoom the City Wall the Sunken Theater the Ceramic Art Museum the Experience of Shadow Play the Main Routes the Point Structure the Grid Structure

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the Municipal Government

the evergreen conifer

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City God Temple

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the evergreen broad-leaved tree

the deciduous broad-leaved tree 7

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the colored foliage tree

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the shrub

the Dan River 10

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the Riverside Park 11


SCENE Enclosure

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Point

Grid

There is an out-door exhibition to be held outside the museum

What a brilliant Lantern Festival!

I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been watching a Huagu Opera show since I was a little boy in the countryside.

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Could you see the pavilion on the Gui mountain in the distance? It has witnessed the city development for centuries.

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STRUCTURE

BEFORE&AFTER

SECTION

Routes Planting

Section A-A Points

Master Plan

the Ceramic Art Museum

Background

the Experience of Shadow Play

the Sunken Theater

Water System

Section B-B

Topography

the Experience of Shadow Play

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the Sunken Theater

the City Wall

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Flow of Pedestrian & Hydrology Planning & Design of Landscape Architecture Ⅲ Urban Design Site: 9ha Location: The Textile City, Xi’an, China Duration: 2017/11-2017/12 Individual

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SITE ANALYSIS

Textile Mill built during the founding era of the PRC (1950s)

Max Precipitation Intensity 60mm/h

The Emerging Cultural and Creative Industry

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The property of surrounding areas

Weakness

With a industry substitution at present, the factory locating in the east part of the site has witnessed the great development of the new China.

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Sewage

Flooding

Barriers

Abandoned

from the old factory and the caused by the summer heavy formed when the factory Railway Relics village accumulates in rainfall has engulfed more built up stages to get goods representing the construction low-lying areas. and more houses in the from trains. period of the new China recent few yeares now filled up with different kinds of waste.

Though situated in Xi’an, the area has severe problems with fiooding. The max precipitation intensity has reached 60mm/h for many times, yet the drainage system has become increasingly difficult to repair for the illegal buildings in the village. In order to revive the area, the closed factory has become a creative industry park. As more and more craftsmen and artists set up their studios here, the environment issue is getting more urgent while the isolation is supposed to be broke out. Due to the height difference and the floods, the area has been completely impassible for years. The less human activity, the more desolate the wasteland will become, and the more crowded the village will grow. That’s where the vicious cycle starts.

the city village at proper height

the city village at flooded depressions the flooded area

the factory with hard barrier

The main weaknesses of our site are concentrated on the chaos of the water and routes. There remains waste water and floods nowhere to go leading to the poor quality of envitonment, while people from either west or east part of the site are absolutely unavailable to each other, which has caused severe inconvenience for the city life. To rearrange the order of the site, a brand new water and pedestrian system for the area is in badly need. 19


ORGANIZATION OF PEDESTRIAN

Entrances

ORGANIZATION OF HYDROLOGY

Flooding Plan the waste water the current water the flood basin

The existing entrances are selected to set up as traffic nodes from east to west.

1 Collection

the waste water from village and factory has been gathered in the pond

the flow direction

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4 Wetland

with sufficient oxygen, the water goes through the wetland to get more impurities filtered out.

1 2 Sedimentation

Connecting

the gathered waste water flows to a bigger pond to precipitated the imperities

5 Waterfall the water fall pours down as the terrain changes dramatically.

Make the fluent flow connect the two side.

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4 3 Oxygen Exposure

Routes & Playground Every two entrances from each side forms its route from westside towards eastside while the activity playground settles along the way, which provides sufficient space to stop and communicate.

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After a small folded of water, more oxygen is supposed to be got.

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6 Lake

filteres through layers, the water of pollution previously now turns to form a lake.

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SITE PLAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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SUBMERGED SCENE

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the Undercarriage (the old railway) the High Bridge (the old railway) the Waterfront Plaza the Leisure Square the Sunken Plaza the Experience of Wetland the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activity area the Outdoor Theater the Leisure Square the Collection Pond the Creative Industry Park (the old factory) the Urban Village

2 1 10 3 Railway existed

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Railway been submerged

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Reconstruction of the Public Space Planning & Design of Landscape Architecture Ⅲ Urban Design Site: 5ha Location: The Textile City, Xi’an, China Duration: 2017/06-2017/07 Group work

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SITE ANALYSIS

With the rapid development of Xiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;an, the city-village area is getting increasingly isolated and crowded as more illegal buildings appeared while the quanlity of construction level far below the average. building

hard edge

Weakness 01 Lack of the Per Capita Green Area

green edge

Due to the high density of the residential, the village is badly short of green space.

Strategy 1 To Preserve

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clear up the streets acrossing the village and pick up one for Main Axis

select some tortuous streets with properly demolition of buildings form Public Spaces

02 Lack of Public Spaces

Since the village was built without planning, houses were set up one by one while the streets were the only public spaces left.

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2 To Dismantle

large area of dilapidated buildings are to be dismantled and reconstruct as a Park

03 Lack of Order

Been porrly planning, the road system makes it difficult abd complicated for the passers-by to get through the villlage smoothly. 26

reorganize the arrangement of large volume buildings to form Enclosures

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SITE PLAN

SECTION the Street Park

the Open Living Community

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the Street Park the Open Living Community the Village Market the Central Plaza the Shopping Mall the Railway Park the Underground Pass

the Street Park

the Village Market

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NEW PUBLIC SPACES The Public Space been reconstructed

01 the Street Park

02 the Village Market

Different Ways of using the public space Private Auction Market

Outdoor Exhibition

Concert

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Skating Rink

03 along the Street

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04 the Public Space of the Open Living Community

Campfire Party

Open-air Cinema

As an open public sapce, the circular field for activities meets people of various ages at different periods of time. Since the upper part of the circular structure can be suspended, the plaza turns out to be more flexible with a pretty good visual permeability. Concerts, exhibitions, open-air movies, parties and other recreational activities are allowed to be held at this certain plaza. Moreover, we are expecting more special activities of different seasons to be performed here, such as some ice sports in winter.

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Project Narrative I want to have this utopia world, always appearing when the entrances draw me in, formed when the feelings and illusions come into being on my way to it. The destination I arrive at last might be a pavilion, a museum, a platform or even a sight of white sheets of water, yet the key point is the world which the seven very entrances are implying when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the face of them. Through the entrance Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m catching sight of various gardens on the other side. The land of peach blossoms has been imagining on my travel. The Travel of Clouds-like Walls

The Travel of Basin of Rock

The Travel of Dense Groves

The Travel of Museum

The Travel The Travel of of Climbing Groves of Bamboo

Seven Gardens Theory & Design of Traditional Gardening Site: 0.58ha Location: The Lingering Garden, Suzhou, China Duration: 2016/12-2017/01 Individual

The Travel of High Bridge

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DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCATION

a masterpiece of Chinese Painting ‘Traveling amid Mountains and Streams’ by Fan Kuan

the three spatial rhythms of Fan Kuan’s ‘Traveling amid Mountains and Streams’

THE RHYTHM OF SPACE

Distant View

Looking beyond the water and clouds-like walls to borrow the Huqiu in the distance

Medium Shot

Lost yourself in limited space while paying a visit at the Private Museum

looking up

Outside of the Lingering Garden: The old district the Lingering Garden locating in is abundant with old historical remains. With a strong atmosphere of cultural protection, residential areas around the Garden are mostly low storey buildings. Inside of the Lingering Garden: Our site locates in the west part of the Garden. With pretty unique wilderness, the west part of the Lingering Garden turns out to be totally different with the delicate and compact in the middle part of the Garden. Dominated by the dense groves, buildings are rare, together with bare ground where stones and rocks could be seen. While reaching a commanding height, many hills lying to the west of Suzhou are catching into its distant view.

eye-level

Close Shot

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Standing upon the grove under your eyes at the Tea House 35


Master Plan 1

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SEVEN KINDS OF TRAVEL

the travel of Clouds-like Walls 5 the travel of Museum the travel of Groves of Bamboo 6 the travel of Dense Groves the travel of Basin of Rock 7 the travel of High Bridge the travel of Climbing

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structure analysis a. With a Tea House above the dense grove, one can have a full view of thr garden. b. One can be immersed in space with the exhibits while walking through the buildings. c. One is supposed to have his line of sight achieved a distant scene of Huqiu while wandering the narrow winding ways in the Clouds-like Walls.

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The Travel of Clouds-like Walls

The Travel of Groves of Bamboo

4 The Travel of Climbing

The Travel of Basin of Rock

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route analysis

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The seven very entrances are all selected from the existed entrances of the garden itself. With some on on the street, others from an architecture or a garden on the other side of wall, they all tactfully designed to attract you to take a small trip into it.

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The Travel of Museum

The Travel of Dense Groves

7 The Travel of High Bridge

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topographic analysis The lowest part of our garden is the central water, with the both south and north sides the highest. When it flows from the south to the middle, visitors are likely tobe engrossing. When from the middle to the north, visitors are likely to have their line of sight given a distant overlook.

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main route tour route branches

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South

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SECTION

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Chunchun Wu Landscape Architecture prtfolio  

Admitted to MLA path2.5 of UVa and MLA2 of Risd.

Chunchun Wu Landscape Architecture prtfolio  

Admitted to MLA path2.5 of UVa and MLA2 of Risd.

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