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Aiming to be the city for the future of China, and a model city for the world, Xiong’an New Area is facing challenges of regeneration from small agricultural villages and post-industrial towns. Collaborating with the Institute of Building Research, Shenzhen, Syracuse Architecture students focused on one post-industrial building and explored its potential as a green building research center with public programs for the city. Located in the heart of newly planned Xiong’an, this four-story factory building is a common typology in secondary cities across China. This work was part of Syracuse University School of Architecture spring 2018 fourth-year undergraduate Integrated Studio taught by Professor Fei Wang. Integrated Studio is the culminating undergraduate studio, combining advanced architectural design with technical knowledge acquired during the Building Systems and Structure sequences. Throughout the semester, students participated in a series of Systems and Structure workshops given by faculty and practicing professionals who provided real-world criticism and feedback. Parallel to technical and curricular requirements, the studio relied heavily on an introductory research component that examined the exceptional historic, political, and economic development of post-industrial sites throughout Xiong’an. This enabled students to produce speculative urban regeneration projects in response to the needs of new Xiong’an community that could also serve as prototypes for other urban regeneration sites of

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Xiong’an 1.0 is year-long research and design studio catalog that features the work of MS in Architecture students from Fall 2017 and Underg...

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