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Made By Chen Xuewei

for Urban Planning New York University

Where Is The Future Of City...... Environmentally

Site: Italy Date: July. 2013

It Has To Be...... Environmentally

May.2013 Academic, independent work

Socially Integrated

Jun.2014 Academic, independent work

Protective Renovation

Jun.2013 Academic, independent work

Mobility and integration

Jan.2014 Academic, team work(leader)

Urban Design of Hangyang area in Gongshu, Hangzhou

Urban Design Of Historical and Cultural Blocks in Haining

Protection Planning of Vernacular Architecture in Fotang Town

Masterplan And Urban Design Of Baita, Xianju, 2020

Site: Italy Date: July. 2013

Environmentally Urban Design of Hangyang area in Gongshu, Hangzhou Location: Category: Time: Tutor:

1. Environmentally Friendly 2. Socially Integrated 3. Protective Renovation 4. Mobility and Intergration


Hangyang area, Hangzhou, P.R.China Academic, independent work May.2013 Zhou Jun, Wang Jianyun

A city of the future has to be environmentally friendly. Every time we see a concrete jungle, what I got to do is to find some open spaces. I would like to go inside these open spaces and make it that people can get inside and can use those spaces. An environment friendly city should provide citizens enough places to meet and put nature. Thereby, every time i think of city, I have got to think green, green and green. This area provide us a great city fragment, like the old factory, rails, canals,etc. How to connect these fragments and try best to input as many green spaces as I can is the main problem I try to figure out in this project. To make this area attractive and environment friendly.

Due to the improvement and the limitations from the terrain, the ancient Hangzhou, expanding toward the north and east. Meanwhile, together with replacement from secondary industry to the tertiary industry, numerous factories moved away from the urban area. Thereby,Hangzhou has many undeveloped land and historic relics.

Hangzhou owns eight districts. Among them, Shang and Xiadistricts are the origins of Hangzhou and they both have the most large rates of population density. Due to the construction of new transportation hubs,and the increasingly intergrate traffic system, Gongshu has a splendid attracion from the citizens and visitors.

Based on the analysis from GIS, we can get familiar with the intergration of the transportation system in Hangzhou. the central city owns the most convenient traffic with high accessibility. Moreover, the reachability in Gongshu also has a obvious ad-vantages, which means the development in Gongshu should be considered seriously day by day.

In 2010, the government officially decided to start the construction of slowtraffic system, which refers to the special park along the canal system (identified as the world cultural heritage in 2014). This excavation site is in the joint of city and it requires a protective cover and a sightseeing plan form and also should inspire the connection and the development of nearby functions.

Site Analysis


River system

Nearby Functions

Correlated Buildings



Building Height


Based on the reources of the West Lake and the culture from ancient China, Hangzhou has became a tourist city in the world. The site is near to two important transportation habs in Hangzhou, the East railway station and Jiubao Bus station. It can be created as the gateway landscape with the urban image characteristics.

Effecacy Sightseeing

The site owns the advantages of transportation, because it near the Desheng fast speed road and with an entrance in the site.


The factories in the north moved away which leaved numerous relics in the city which can be constructed as the park or cultural areas.


The relics of Genshan railway station is near the site which provide the transportation culture and rails for the site. Genshan station was the most important transportation hub in the past days.


This area owns a high residential density. However, it also owns the highest numbers of favelas in Hangzhou. How to reorganize the spatial structure and inner functions to satisfy the requirement of nearby? There are amount of undeveloped land in the site. How to plan it based on the requirement from the people and diversify their life? It located in the pivotal point of canal. How to intergrate the slow-traffic system and become an important attraction along the canal?

Building Style

Inner Functions

Explanation The site can be created as the gateway landscape with the urban image characteristics. By this way, it can convey the spirit and culture of Hangzhou more effectively.

Gateway landscape Culture exhibition Requirement-oriented


Canal system



Slow-traffic system

Building quality

Based on the sources of factories and rails, they can be used as materials to create the exhibition or other cultural activities which will not only protect the memories of old time but will also inherit the tradition. The design should be requirement-oriented. Requires from olders, students, children, workers, visitors should all be considered based on the analysis for the coorelated areas. Fixing the canal system within the site and create diverse spaces to make it become a pivotal joint of the whole canal system. Go inside the open places and make it that people can get inside and can use these spaces. An environmental place is comfortable for people to meet and put nature.

Master Plan


Fast Road

Slow Road

Scenic Road


Vista Road

River system

Public park




Three types of business and commercial yard. Closed yard

People can get to the yard only by go through the building. It is a great way to build a secret space for company and also contribute to the great working environment.

Open yard

People can get to the yard from outside road. The yard become the public place which will provide citizens a place to entertain and serve the workers who work in the surrounding buildings.

Semi-open yard

People can get to part of a yard casually but cannot get to the whole spaces of the yard. By this way, some company can have their own pravicy and it is a perfect way to share a single yard by different requirements of business.

Open Yard

Take a lake as the central of yard, workers and visitors can take a break and drink some coffee all around the water. Moreover, children can also have fun with the zigzag paths and greenery.

Semi-open Yard

Use the corridor as the partition to create the different styles yard, the open one and the closed one. By this way, according to the special requirement, we can protect the privacy of the left one and they can hold a meeting or party in the outside but without disturb. Meanwhile, we provide visitors a open space in the right which connect land and air corridor to integrate the vertical space system.

Open Yard

By using the air corridor, visitors can easily shuttle from different buildings and can also take a break or have a chat on the rest board or box on the air corridor. Meanwhile, the big steps together with the bench constitute to the city square, it can used to take presentation, sing a song, etc. People can sit on the board or they can enjoy the funny among the ups and downs of the steps.

Closed Yard

Some companies require a quiet environment to work and they also need some privacy to do some activities. A closed yard will provide them a isolated place to communicate, to discuss, to take a break and to hold some activities.

Aim of environmental design

Constituting to an ideal city, it must be environmentally. By create spaces environmentally, the number of potential users will be increased and they will be provided a more friendly and comfortable place to live and use. More importantly, because of the increasing visitors, the motivations of these area will be maintained. Everyone who visit this area will have various activities and enjoy the interesting spaces the environment provided.

Socially Integrated

Location and Development Origin Xiashi Town grew from the disordered houses from the intersection of three rivers.

Urban Design Of Historical and Cultural Blocks in Haining, Jiaxing Location: Category: Time: Tutor:

Development Together with the expansion of Xiashi Town, the number of person were increasing rapidly. It had became the pivotal of Haining and the government was located there.

Ganhe Street, Haining, P.R.China Academic, team work Jun.2014 Meng Haining


Main road

Decline After the migration of government, Haining has contributed new point. Because of the lack of spaces, the old city has been declined for years. Development strategy

1. Environmentally Friendly 2. Socially Integrated 3. Protective Renovation 4. Mobility and Intergration

A city of the future has to be socially integrated. Together with the urbanization, the number of forgotten and decaying spaces is increasing. In many situations, it may cover historical culture and destroy the looking of a city. Thereby, it is pivotal for us to go into these areas and find the origins, reorganize the functions, open the spaces, bring a new life for these places. This place is in the old city and it owns various culture and history. However, the disordered houses and inadequate functions decrease the attractions. Therefore, what we need to do is to discover the origin texture and history and weave them into the planning and design.









Historical Commercial















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35 1 person/km2

Retail Distribution

Traditional Form

Function Analysis

Elements Location

Historical memory Traditional food Fitness


Cultural experience

Tourism Commercial

Culture education







Resident Business






Residential Historic Residential

Elements Timeline



Dwelling, hotel, entertainment, school, dinning, shopping, office,shopping mall etc. Within the area, the functions are mainly self-organized.

Hotel Entertainment School Dinning Shopping Office prosperous 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24



Although, it is the old part of Haining, it had been inserted passion and energy to get the improvement and attract more visitors to come and see. Thereby, the native residents, who are living in this sample area, should be provided with more comprehensive services in the future to get the integrated social work.


The west site of the sample area is beside to the largest shopping mall in Haining and the road is a main road of the city. The west site has accumulated higher popularity.

visual focus


The monument of Xu Zhimo is the attraction of the area.However, the circumstances of the rest spaces in this sample area are not enough to invite people to come in.



Most people come into the area from 2 entrances and they both rely on the prosperous in Ganhe Street, which has large wide types of goods with long history.


The east site of the sample area is beside the Hedong River.But because of the blocked structures and the broken texture, the other part of areas have a bad environment.

Historic Commercial




Public spaces

Public spaces Historic Public spaces



It is located in the central of Haining. The most prosperous area in Haining.


External transportation provide convenient life while the various genres of internal transportation increase the attraction of this area.


Xu Zhimo, Xu Guozhang and many other scholars contributed to the foundamental of culture here.


The plenty of the buildings borned in 1900 provide a fantastic dream for the visitors. The situation of these buildings are quite well.


Many of these historic houses are belonging to individual and they carry all the old memories of Haining.


Gongren Road and Ganhe road are the main road for the traditional commercial and they have brilliant comprehensiveness.


The foundamental of river system is quite well and the history from the rivers is the other attraction for visitors.

Green Land

Green land is inadequate in this area while some old trees standing inside the place, which will consititute to the historic atmosphere.


Internal Traffic

Trip Mode

Former Home

Historic Building

Resident Condition

Internal Business

River Spaces

Greenland System


Master Plan A traditional technology of weaving. Take the silk producted by silkworm as basic material, after several processes, selection, reeling, weaving and polish, the beautiful satin will be existed.

Mix and Cognize Get familiar with the elements inside the area and consider the meaning of these points. Open space

Select and Cook Leave meaningful elements and then reconsider the inside connections among them.

Reel and Reorganize Organizing the elements in every level of the area especially, the connection among the elements.

Weave and Polish Pay attention to the specific spaces and make them to be the pivotal in this place.

The size of open space is too large for visitors to use and this place lack of small open spaces to connect.

Downsize the original spaces and create others to be the subcenter of area.

Open space along the main axes and try to create gallery spaces.

Create small spaces based on the sub-axes and use them to connect different constructions.

This greedland space is too large to use and green spaces in this area is inadequate.

Create a new greenland space to be another attraction in this area.

Produce a diverse axes inside this place and use various greenland spaces to beautify the environment.

Put greenland spaces into every group to connect the axes and to diversify the area.

Original retail distribution is so simple that it can not satisfy the need from users.

Take the historical structures as the pivotal spirit of the area and diversify the functions here.

Renew facades but reserve the original functions along the roads.

Comsummate the infrastructures in this place to satisfy the need of users.

Greenland space

Retail distribution


Legend Historical constructure New constructure

Weave of material

Weave of context


Post Office


Tan House

Public bath


Post Office

Cai House

Wufangzhai Youyi Hotel Xin bookstore Public bath



Photo studio


Photo studio Chinese medicine Clothes shop Bread Delicatessen shop Barbershop Dental hospital Photo studio


Cotton shop Nuts shop





娱 Xu house Dental hospital Clothes shop Photo studio


Food shop

Nuts shop

观 教


旅 商 Cai House


Wufangzhai Youyi Hotel Xin bookstore Public bath



Xu house Dental hospital


Nuts shop

Candy shop

Photo studio




住 福


感 谈

试 赏


Road system

Open spaces system

Retail distribution

Function intereaction

Activities connection

Culture system

First Floor Plan

Isometric diagram

Children Youth Middle age Elder 06:00





Resting Playing


Strolling Visiting






Shopping 22:00

Chatting Eating



Take Xu Zhimo's historical house as main content of this space and put various assistent constructures into this area to intergrate the activies there. The style of constructures is consistent with the Republic buildings spread the streets, which is not only protect the culture and history texture there, but also provide an access to reproduce a scene of the old days for the native citizens. The function in there are more diverse than the old days. The museum, traditional food store, Xu Zhimo bookstore, music bar, art center will diversify the activities for the people who visit. What's more, the conversation among historical building and the newly ones are truly important and we intent to enhance the connection between them from both the constructures and outside spaces.

Retail Distribution


Routs Desgin

Cultural Experience




Discovering Old Time

From the Old to the New...

Repulic Romentic Story

Today's passion

By using the method of WEAVE, we intend to create a time line to connect the past and future of Haining which will constitute to the original life for native residents. Weaving environment, use the limited elements and try to create local characteristics. Weaving road system, reorganize the roadway and produce the comfortable pedestrains. Weaving infrastructures, intergrate the living facilities system. Weaving industries, optimize allocation of resources and the city constructre. Weaving life style, bring the prosperous and diversity life back to the native residents.

Protective Renovation

Site Analysis

Protection Planning of Vernacular Architecture in Fotang Town Location: Category: Time: Tutor:

Fotang Town, Jinhua, Zhejiang province, P.R.China Academic, independent work Jun.2013 Song Shaohang


Height high




Old village New constructure area

1. Environmentally Friendly 2. Socially Integrated 3. Protective Renovation 4. Mobility and Intergration

A city of the future has to protective renovate the historical area. Together with the expanding of city, it is eroding the culture and land of villages. Thereby, it is us, the city retrofitters' responsibility to control and preserve the town texture and tradion of this place. This area owns a special Chinese traditional culture, the ancestral temple, which is a place to show the respect for the ancestors and in nowadays, it is also used for living. Although the function of the temple has been changed, we still cannot eliminate the value of temple. Therefore, pay attention to the connection of historical building and the surrounding buildings is the key point and try our best to use the skill of protective renovation to deal with the task.

The design area is a sub-central of the who Fotang Town with the historical ancestral temple. The big difference between this area and the others is this place is the transition from the old traditional houses and the newly ones. How to be a connection between the old and new? How to deal with the existed houses show the respect for the old? How to renovate and bring the passion back to this historical place? We should analysis the village texture deep inside and discuss the inherent connection and texture which might be existed to instruct the design.

Quality good

Strategy bad




Master Plan

Instead of innovate, the destination of this plan is try to bring the original life for the native people and make them feel more comfortable.Therefore, basically, the urban texture of this area has not been changed and the original structures have been protected as best as we can. The visual corridors are the key point of the design. By reorganizing diverse and zigzag streets and alleys, we create different visual perceptions and these spaces can stimulate various human proximics. Moreover, we intended to increase the proportion of greenland. The old towns are always lack of design for environment and it may limit the quality of a residential place. Thereby, the environmental design will be used in this place and aimed to create the harmonious atmosphere here. By inserting some new functions in the structures near the ancestral temple, it will provide visitors a lot more place to take a break, have some eat and drink some coffee. In this way, it will assist this village to keep the visitors which probably means that it will bring some new commercial chances to drive the growth of the village.


Flat urban planning

Urban planning with height

Pedestrain Platform

Urban road system

Visual Analysis

Second Floor Plan +4.00

First Floor Plan +0.00

Third Floor Plan +8.00

With the existing ancestral temple, the visitors will be diversification. Moreover, this open space with lake is the largest one in the town. Thereby, it is very important to creating a comfortable place to meet the needs of native residents. The key point is to renew the facades of the bywater structures. Also, by designing a path near the lake with various types of spaces to provide successive scenic sights for people strolling around the lake. Meanwhile, the tree we design to plant will be based on the thought of opposite scenery. This open space should become a place where people can have diverse activities, like eating, playing, chatting and exercising. It should become a central of the whole town.

Sectional Elevation


Mobility and Intergration Masterplan And Urban Design Of Baita, Xianju, 2020 Location: Category: Teammates: Time: Tutor:

1. Environmentally Friendly 2. Socially Integrated 3. Protective Renovation 4. Mobility and Intergration

Baita, Xianju, Zhejiang Province, P.R.China Academic, team work (leader) Cai Anna, Pang Yunjun, Ding Feng, Wang Hongkun Jan, 2014 Chen Yujuan, Li Yinghao

Baita is a traffic hub town in Xianju's spatial expansion. Located in with mountains and rivers, Baita is given a natural benefits like scenic rigions as well as an ecological constraint on town pattern. Meanwhile, the situation of transportation in Baita is so poor which cannot support the traffic. Our design team schemed the town by reorganizing the transportation network and by using it as fundament to connect all central villages and all scenic regions. Based on the old traffic system, we classified it into high speed roads, main roads and collector streets and make sure that this new system can provide the convenient survice for every part of this town.

A city of the future has to deal with mobility and intergration. Cities are made of people and when lots of people together, how do our planners make the people around. Thereby, when we think about these people, we think of the high effective trasportation. For this simple town without much money, we reorganized the traffic system by clearly classfy the levels of road, and we don't have to rich or powerful to get things done, we just use the original ways. By deal with the mobility and intergration, we expected to coordinate the connection among farmland, living areas and the scienc areas.

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Ecosystem Conservation Area


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Tourist Attraction Shenxianju Scenic Region

Transportation System

Town System

Spatial Structure



Jingxingyan Scenic Region

Master Plan

Master Plan of central village

The new transportation system reorganized the functions in the town, especially the major town. The main road connect with the several clusters and make it more convenient to communicate with the major town. By the support from the sources in the major town, the logistics industry, the historical village and the health industry will have a great improvement.

Because of the accumulations together with the development, this central area has a strong foundation to support several subcentral for their further improvement.

Residential Land

Public Managment and Service Land

Business and Commercial Land

Public service and storage land

Take the old and new provintial road as the basic structure, the central area concentrated on the developments toward west to east. Moreover, the continent is crisscrossed by the roads linking the various functional lands. There are two lengthways roads and two transverse roads support the main activities for this city. One of them is for the commercial while another is for the public service. Moreover, the other roads have been reorganized and these square mesh roads will be better for the town to rearrange the buildings, especially for the houses people used to live.

Aim of mobility and integration A city has to developing integrally. To get this goal, it has to deal with the basic element, transportation. It is because that the roads are the skeleton of a city and they support the basic activities of people. Therefore, organize the roads system and make sure that it will give a hand to a city improvement, these are the important steps for the design.

Chen Xuewei

Born Date: Jan. 05, 1992 Email: Tel: 086-18767121940

Education Background

1.Zhejiang University of Technology Candidate Bachelor of Engineering, Major in Urban Planning GPA: 3.6/4.0, Major GPA: 3.76/4.0 Academic Ranking: 3rd /31 Comprehensive Ranking: 2nd /31 Honor: University Scholarship 2nd Prize (2011, 2013), 3rd Prize (2012) Awarded Recommendation to Graduate Program in Zhejiang University with Wavier of Entrance Exam

Sep 2010-Jun 2015

2.Spaienza University of Rome, Italy United Design Program of Three Universities in Hangzhou and Rome Participated in Two Projects as One of the 12 Students Selected Made a Presentation for Italian Students on behalf of Chinese Students Introduced Site Analysis and Jinghang Canal Culture

Oct 2013-Oct 2013

3.University of Massachusetts, USA Summer Exchange Program, Visited Top Architecture Schools, Experienced Cultural Difference between Us and China, and Organized an Cooperative Art Performance

Research Experience

5.Urban Spatial Structure Research Based on Traffic Model 1st Prize, Canal Cup College Student Academic Technology Competition Proposed Three Space Model based on Commuting Characteristics and O-D Matrix Model; Compared Predictions of Put Forward Solution for Traffic Congestions

Oct 2011-May 2012

6.Survey of Small Leisure Zone inside Commercial Area 3rd Prize, Canal Cup College Student Academic Technology Competition Based on AIEAS(Consumer Behavior Model), Surveyed the Leisure Zone In Two Main Commercial Streets in Hangzhou, Built Evaluation System of Leisure Zone Utilization in Commercial Areas and Proposed Optimization Strategy

Oct 2011-May 2012

7.The influence of Land Utilization Pattern and Public Transportation Competition to Citizens Travel Mode 1st Prize, Canal Cup College Student Academic Technology Competition This Project Was the Stretch of The Province-Level Project that I Engaged In. My Primary Role Was to Give the Junior Participants Instructions on Research Conducting and Report Writing, and To Do the Fundamental Data Acquisition And Reduction Work for the Province-Level Project

Sep 2012-May 2013

Leadership/Association Jul 2011-Jul 2011

1.Member of University Volunteer Association Volunteered at Deaf-mute Kindergarten Regularly Responsible for Planning, Contacting, Task Assignment and Purchasing 2.Member of Anhui Green Action Promotion Center Organized Activity of Trading Solid Wastes for Potted Plants in the City Promoted Green Action and Conducted the Questionnaire Survey

1.Urban Rail Transit Demand-Supply Study – Based on GIS and Space Syntax Published on World of Geography Information, Vol. Feb. 2014 Second Author Introduced the Spatial Distribution Pattern of the Rail Transportation Demand in Hangzhou, Further Discussed the Strategies for Arranging the Transfer Infrastructure in Hangzhou Metro Line1 and Made Proposals for Future Development

Feb 2014

2.Study on Life Quality of Immigrant Workers in Fringe Area of the City - Based on PLS Regression Analysis Published on Anhui Architecture, Vol. Dec. 2014 First Author Explored the Causes for Different Living Condition of Immigrant Workers and Local Residents in Village in City, and the Challenges Immigrants Face when Move to the City, and Put Forward Feasible Suggestions 3.Hangzhou Urban Rail Line 1 Performance Evaluation and Optimization Study National Fund Project, Second Leader Undergraduate Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Program Reviewed the Practices in Rail Transportation Planning, and Evaluated Line 1 Performance; Served as a Reference in Formulating Management Policies and Strategies in Terms of Encouraging a Low-Carbon Way of Transportation and Reducing Traffic Congestions 4.Influence Factor and Planning Strategy of Children Outdoor Activity Environment in Urban Village University Fund Project, Leader Undergraduate Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Program Took Use of Perception Map Research Methodology to Learn the Most Direct and Real Needs of Children, both Physically and Spiritually; Based On Space Syntax Theory, Summarized Existing Problems of Urban Village Space Design and Planning, and Put Forward the Feasible Renovation Strategy

Dec 2014

3.Assistant Tutor of 2013 Urban Planning Class Won Excellent Class Prize Helped Freshmen Integrated into College Life Invited to “Seniors Talking” to Share College Experience 4.Mentorship Program Paired with Professional Architect and Attended Studio Meetings Awarded “Outstanding Learner” and Internship Opportunity Discussed Proposals with Chief Architect 5.Class President Organized Various Class Activities and Freshman Welcome Party

Jun 2013-

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Sep 2010- Sep 2011

6.Article Published in the School Journal Wrote for 2013 Freshman Introducing College Life and Study, and Recommending Books 7.TCSL teacher (2h/week): Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Taught a Student from Ghana with major in Civil Engineering

Aug 2013

8.Volunteer in Tulips Exhibition in Hangzhou Prince Gulf Garden Guided the Visitors and Introduced to Them Scenic Spots

Apr 2012



Piano for National Amateur Level 9 Freshman Talent Competition, 1st Prize Piano Solo at 2009 SOA Graduate Party Calligraphy for National Amateur Level 3

Nov 2010 Jun 2013