Our site, Jiaobei – in the eastern half of the city of Jiangmen, in China's Guangdong province – is situated right at the junction of West and Jiangmen Rivers, with views of the city's historical district as well as views to large new developments and the urban water landscape to the north, and mountain scenery to the south. It currently is home to historical villages, factories, and the Jiangmen industrial park which has bought this city into brilliant ages of industry. But the area has suffered after a large cement factory closed over pollution concerns. Consequently, we propose new steps aimed at taking advantage the area's key site; by creating new uses on the site, we will be able to create a prominent new development for this site, and boost the nearby economy.
This project was part of a joint workshop between UC Berkeley and the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. This team consisted of four SCUT students – Wen Xin (温馨), Liu Yi Yao (刘亿瑶), Liao Zhe Xuan (廖喆旋), and Qiu Pu Zhao (仇普钊) – and two Berkeley students, Fabrizio Prati and Craig Toocheck