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HAOYU ZHAO Harvard Graduate School of Design Master in Landscape Architecture, 2020 East China University of Science and Technology Bachelor of Engineering, 2017 e: hzhao@gsd.harvard.edu t: +1-857-318-8821


HAOYU ZHAO Education

Professional Experience

Additional Experience

Scholorship & Awards

Design Skills

Harvard University | Class of 2020 Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA I) l Landscape Architecture Department, Graduate School of Design East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) | Aug 2013 – July 2017 Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Art Design and Media University of California, Berkeley | July 2015 – Aug 2015 Summer session, Social Psychology and Person in Big Data, Psychology Department East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI) | Feb 2017 Urban Design Intern Turban Airport Landscape Design, Xinjiang | Participated in site analysis and concept development. Yancheng City Newtown Planning, Jiangsu | Participated in design research, created section drawing, produced documents for presentation. Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute | Jan 2015 Landscape Architectural Intern Guangzhou Baiyun New Town General Planning | Participated in site survey and concept development. Guangzhou International Financial City Startup Supporting Green Space Design | Participated in brainstorm, created 3D models, produced documents for presentation in competitive bidding. National Undergraduate Training Programs for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | May 2015 – May 2017 Practice of Campus Ecological Landscape Base on The Theory of Productive Landscape | Team leader and designer; building experimental field. Cultural Heritages Protection Organization of Xuhui | Mar 2016 – May 2017 Registering location and features of historical buildings, helping develop public website. University Student Research Plan of ECUST | Sep 2014 – Sep 2015 Development strategy of Chinese old towns under instructions of Heritage Impact Assessment | Helped translated literature from UNISCO, surveyed current old towns in Shanghai. Women in Design at Harvard GSD | Sep 2017 to present Member of International Women's Day Section Was in charge of Loeb Library exhibition "Feminine Power and the Making of Modern Architectural History"; collected efforts from faculty and students; designed exhibition from general layout to detail construction. Student Union of School of Art Design and Media | Sep 2015 – June 2016 Co-Chair Was in charge of department of lectures and performance appraisal, connected vendors for student’s Idea Market; developed theme for Reading Party of each semester. Student Organization of Campus Productive Landscape | Mar 2015 – Apr 2016 Co-Founder and Chair Led the team to build the first ecological-productive garden in campus. "Five Flavors" Student Works Exhibition | June 2015 Curator Helped determined place for exhibition; connected with authors.

Earned General Courses Scholarship each academic year Cheng Siwei Honorary President Scholarship | Oct 2016 Grand Prize Scholarship of General Courses of ECUST | Oct 2016 National Scholarship | Oct 2015 1st-class Scholarship of General Courses of ECUST | Sep 2015 2nd-class Scholarship of General Courses of ECUST | Sep 2014 Awards and honor GSD Platform XI Nomination | May 2018 Third Prize of i.FUTURE International Ideas Competition for Future Cities | May 2017 Excellent graduates of Shanghai Colleges and Universities | April 2017 A-class Award of Social Works of ECUST | Sep 2016 Finalist of International Competition of Young Designers | Open space leading down the east bank of the Huangpu River Project | June 2016 First Prize of Shanghai College Student Creative Works Exhibition | May 2016 TOP 22 of ‘Back to the future’ 2015 International Architecture Design Competition | Nov 2015 Adobe Suite, SketchUP, Rhinoceros, 3Ds Max, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office.

03 TERRITORY UNREGISTERED Harvard Graduate School of Design Kristin Frederickson

15 SACRED AND SECULAR East China University of Science and Technology Jie Zhang 23 NOW[HERE] TO PERFORM STREET LIFE East China University of Science and Technology Yinan Lin 35 TRACE OF LIFE East China University of Science and Technology Lu Feng 41 SPACE IN-BETWEEN Harvard Graduate School of Design Gareth Doherty

CONTENT

Leadership

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TERRITORY UNREGISTERED Franklin Park Cambridge, MA Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

The feeling of body shaped the memory of landscape. When I first enter the site, I felt uncomfortable, along the journey the harsh Winter wind accentuated the feeling of loneliness and detachment. So I started to look at the wind on the site and what it can bring to the human comfort. I use the study of wind to approach the site, then I found the topographic condition designed by Olmsted gave a richness of micro-climate on the site but seldom do people notice these areas. So based on wind analysis and using flow design I located those spaces with distinctive thermal condition the spot either embrace or escape from humid east summer wind and the cold dry winter wind. Combined with surface materials - the rock, soil, grass and the irradiation condition, I re-scheme the circulation based on a idea of constantly changing micro-climate. In general, I am fascinated by the richness of climate condition that first translated by the wind, and then my view-shed started to be expanded to the vegetation, irradiation, surface and their related special quality and trying to use the gesture of curving to reinvent the space as a pleasure park drawing people to visit and further I will focusing the long term of the influence of the wind as a dynamic media - for the material and vegetation growth so to design a process that could embrace the wind as a new element of the park Core I Studio, Fall 2017 Critic: Jill Desimini

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Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Wind Dynamic Study: Concept

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Wind Dynamic Study

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Slope 0.1-0.3

10 Degree Slope

Slope > 0.3

20 Degree Slope

Existing

30 Degree Slope

Quaking Alsphant

Replacement Evergreen

Generating Wind Soundscape

Blocking Urban Trafic Noise

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Plantation Strategy

Site

40 Degree Slope

10 Degree Slope

20 Degree Slope

30 Degree Slope

40 Degree Slope

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Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

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West Entrance

Immersive Ground

Sectional Perspective

Sectional Perspective

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Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

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Blue Hill Ave Entrance

Roxbury Entrance

Sectional Perspective

Sectional Perspective

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Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Model: Curving Ground

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SACRED AND SECULAR Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

Zhuang’s cosmology envisions the world as a three-layer construction, from the top to the bottom is the celestial sphere, the earth sphere, and the water sphere. The main god, Baeuqlozdoz, creates the world from a solid rock and takes charge of the three spheres, making rules to coordinate every-thing’s operation. Zhuang people believe they are the siblings of Baeuqlozdoz. Bronze drum as Zhuangs main sacred vessel is forging in accordance with the structure of universe, its head, body, and floor represented the celestial sphere, the earth sphere and the water sphere respectively. In the same time, Chinese modern society, starting from 1912, accepted modern scientific and technological achievements and established modern system based on democracy in 1945. After the development of seventy years, the contrast between high level of modernization in the mainstream and Zhuang’s strong tradition based on its own sacred narrative still exists and was further amplified by recent proposed tourism planning, the sacred natural landscape is facing challenges of re-evaluation... According to the new relation of landscape reading, a new system of tourism is developed towards the well-being of local inhabitants. The planning preserves most of the original housings and landscape as natural attraction. Hotels is decomposed in to different functional units using the facade of historical buildings, tourists have to walk through the village in their searching for relevant services. Recreational pools was embedded in the lake and cultural plaza was reconstructed both for the tourism and local festivals. In the meantime, a trestle surrounding the whole village is developed as observatory was canceled. Tourists will appreciate the same view as the inhabitants do.

天空

 Celestial sphere

Celestial sphere

陸地

 Earth sphere

Earth sphere

海洋

Water sphere

Water sphere

Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

This project reexamines reading and writing system in landscape planning and tourism development. By re-appreciating local traditional culture, current landscape system was revealed as efficiency-oriented instead of authenticity and integrity. A methodology of inter-converting the subject and object is developed to turn the unfavorable position of local community in tourism planning.

Two Worlds

Old City Renovation, Fall 2017 Critic: Yinan Lin

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Topography

Cultural Identity

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Endemic landscape

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Water

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Forest

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Artificial connected

Site Study

Site Study

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Lake

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Soil

Ground

Irrigation

Service facility

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Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

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1. Entrance 2. Parking lot 3. Viewing platform 4. Distributor point 5. Visor’s center 6. Original stream 7. Viewing wharf 8. Recreational pool 9. Waterfront footpath 10. Cultural plaza

11. Villager’s plaza 12. Visitor’s service center 13. Old village cluster 14. Wooden steps 15. Cultural plaza 16. Viewing platform 17. Tidal flow wet land 18. Pool (Fish cultivation) 19. Pool 20. Forest

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Plane

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Perspective

Plane

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Perspective

Plane

Section

Perspective

Site Plan

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Condition Rendering 3

Condition Rendering 2

Condition Rendering 4

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Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

Guming Village Tourism Planning Nanning, Guangxi, China

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Condition Rendering 1

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NOW[HERE] TO PERFORM STREET LIFE Datong Road Community Renewal Shanghai, China

Perceiving street life as culture legacy from Chinese traditional ideology, the project described a creative intervention in community renovation process. In Shanghai, the theatricality of conflict between old living form and new development is re-understood as opportunity of protection. By studying theatrical space from 2-dimention to 3-dimention, I established a system to revitalize street life.

The old, also simultaneous urban fabric reflected in the condition ground revealed a nature of heterogeneity in traditional architecture practices, which, together with the complexity of life in the city catalyzed liveliness of street life. However, the inner homogeneity behind commercial residential projects recent keep creating collisions with traditional living form from all extend including the street logic and its role as a functional subjective and its futuristic image of city dweller. Consequently, emergence of street life was greatly broken by the integration of larger consideration of city development, pointing to a decay of local culture tradition. Saving the street life is by no means a reconfiguration of the form and activities within a facade simply replicated from the past, but is to reconstruct the logic and recapture the aesthetic value of the life style in the ever-changing times of city transformation.

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Started from Confucianism, Chinese traditional ideology brings a sensitive perspective of people’s street life. Atheistic view from Confucianism established a practical perspective towards every-day life, because of the overlook of religion also leaded a concern for daily affairs. Thus, a colorful street scenario was highly valued as the evidence of prosperous and was sustained for centuries as a culture legacy. However, through a content analysis of abundant art works from past dynasties, a basic correlation can be drawn between the economic development and street life richness. The previous positive correlation was replaced by a negative correlation in this century, especially in this decade, the street life is about to be forgot s as the economy of modern China kept a high rate of development. However, this phenomenon can be understood as a decline of traditional street life spirit and the traditional ideology behind it.

Rendering

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子不語:怪力乱神

仁義禮智信

Types of art

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Painting

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Literature

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Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Theatre

Han dynasty was identified as the beginning of genre painting, which was aimed to depict the life of common people in the city. Thus, the street landscape was introduced to the image of Chinese traditional art.

Economic development

People Republic is a transition from traditional social structure to the modernism, when the western city planning and new administrative structure was introduced to the old city, It became a turning point of the development of street life...

Song is the first highpoint of mundane life related artworks, when the business was unprecedented prosperous huge amount of masterpiece was created based on the observation of the color street life

China

格物致知

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Poetry

Pre Histroy

Han (202-220)

Art Works Related to Street Life

Three Kindoms Wei-jin (220-280) (280-589)

Sui Tang (581-618) (618-907)

Song (960-1279)

Ming Yuan (1271-1368) (1368-1644)

Qing (1636-1912)

People Republic

PRC

21st Century

Records of Economic Development

Study of Street Life in Literature

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攤車

攤車

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Storage

Interactive

Wood 儲藏櫃

儲藏櫃

+ Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Movable seats

路邊桌

菜販車

晾衣桿

Street Life: Contemporary Documentation

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Immersive

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Bamboo晾衣桿 bar

Interactive/Immersive

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跳房子

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Curved plank 菜販車

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Dryer

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Plastic 路邊桌

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Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Metal Food vendor

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Chalk mark 跳房子

Performing Nature in Street Life

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Audience

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Performing phase 1

Performing phase 2

Performing phase 3

Performing elements

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Stage

Performing phase 1 Spring

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Performing phase 2

Performing elements

Performing phase

Performing elements

Summer

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Performing phase 3

Performing phase 2

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Performing phase 1

Performing elements

Performing phase 1 Fall

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Performing phase 2

Performing elements

Winter

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Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Datong Road Community Shanghai, China

Rendering

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TRACE OF LIFE Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

This project proposes a new perspective of understanding urbanism especially in urban riverfront. Starts from investigation of local eating customs in drainage basin, a comprehensive analysis of trace left by different living forms on the site revealed a complex interaction between ecosystems from different time scales. By recording and reinterpreting the trace of life, a riverfront landscape system is designed to reintroduce the riverfront as responsive and active part of urbanization process.

Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

This project starts from a survey of local species in the Huangpu River, during which one famous seasonal migration fish was found, Coilia ectenes. Huangpu River was once considered as the mother river of Coilia ectenes, as fisherman can catch them in four season. However, the industry and urban development started from the last century, especially the avid pursuit of productivity of city construction around East bank of Huangpu River in 1990s, lead to a serious damage to local ecosystem, especially degraded the living quality of aquatic species, evident by the decline of general number, quality and vitality of Coilia ectenes. As an important site of the fish reproduction, the current problem of Huangpu waterfront reflects an unsustainable situation of the local ecology balance. It is even predicted that the fishing season of Coilia ectenes will disappear in near future. This project developed a concern about this precious relation between nature and culture, city and ecology and strive to reevaluated ecology process in current landscape practice. The mechanism behind tracing can be understood as a time-lapse photography. To observe the object in the perspective of continuously changing, the camera will choose appropriate interval to capture the form and combine them in to one picture. Instead of revealing a general, isolated route, the method is aimed to provide a general interaction by surveying several representative objects, thus the tracing is actually a trace of the trading off and taking turns pattern. Through the process the reality of urbanism will be found. Materialization will also be discussed in this scheme, as the traces, by large, are graphic pattern which can not be directly experienced in the real life, using physical method, making space, becomes necessary. The general relationship between the trace and its physical form can be best illustrated by the traffic construction. The railway track, is a hint of where the train is heading, and thus making a space of interaction. A place to arrive and leave. Some may argue that its trace doesn’t exist until it is determined by the track. I think they are in one system that can not be discuss separately. Material helps the trace become perceptible, the trace is the reason that materials make scene, its direction can not be discovered without any of them.

Rendering

Waterfront Renovation, Summer 2016 Critic: Aibin Yan

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A’

Recreational facilities

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Walls

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100m

Site Plan

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Infrastructure

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B’

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Platform

Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

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Park

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Start-up phase

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Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

Huangpu River Waterfront Renovation Shanghai, China

Condition Rendering 2

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SPACE IN-BETWEEN

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Riverfront Renovation of Charles River Cambridge, MA

Located between Cambridge and Boston, the Charles River witness a long history of human occupancy with its continuously building of the river. Reconstructing relationship between literature and space, this project is endeavored to create new landscape system which can embrace the complexity of the contextual urban condition. Thinking the institutional gesture of expanding the campus of Harvard and public growing need for collective space as one, the ambiguity is created to enrich interpretation and multiple function. Create a truly dynamic civic space.

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The scheme is about using riverfront landscape as poetic intervention. Writing poetry is a process of composing memory, images are collected unpacked and interlocked in ways that follows the creation of emotion. Recreating the landscape of the Charles River poses a challenge in balancing the institutional gesture with the public nature of the riverfront. The complexity of existing condition inspired a thought of the complexity in poetry, multiple interpretation and perception resided in the lines suggests a method to select, mediate and excavating the potential behind the enclosure, elevation and space in different orientation. Core I Studio, Fall 2017 Critic: Gary Hilderbrand

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Mapping the history and geography

Study Sketch 2

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Honey Locust

River Birch

American Hornbeam

London Plane

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Detail Plan

Detail Section Focused Plan: The Central Area

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Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Franklin Park: Pleasure Ground Boston, United States

Section Perspective

Section

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