: 2017-2018; Thesis Project
- ABSTRACT: The urban concept of co-existence is exemplified by a built environment that acts as a self-sustaining eco-system. With a combination of old and new, organic and man-made, the architecture of Shenzhen has the potential to balance the needs of a rapidly growing population. This proposal suggests a third generation harvesting to replace the “harvest_2.0” of property rent.
- INFO: The villages of the future. Harvesting_3.0 strives to bridge the gap left behind in the transition from rural farmland (Harvest_1.0) to industrial parks and real estate rallies. With the combination of existing structure and modular planting systems, Harvest_3.0 acts as an urban farming center that combines open air modular planting systems with environments to engage the community with the roots of its food culture. In addition to providing rental plots for anyone to partake in urban farming or gardening, Harvesting_3.0 offers classroom spaces for gardening and cooking classes available to the public as well as private groups. A rooftop restaurant and bar as well as lobby salad bar and juice bars utilize the garden space to stock their kitchens with organic, locally grown produce. The building is divided in a tripartite division, grouping the service programs and storage spaces to the poorly lit back wall. The core is illuminated by an open air, seven story atrium which increases in size on every floor and creates both a light well and a wind tunnel. Mostly enclosed in glass, the north wall features green walls that frame the main staircase. The pixelated form lifts the majority of the mass off of the ground plane to give back outdoor space to the public. The green roof creates a welcoming environment to both garden and enjoy views of historic and modern Shenzhen. In place of handrails, the balconies are protected by a fine mesh which does not obstruct the view but allows for vines and taller plants to naturally decorate the building.
- PROGRAMS: Revit, Rhino, Lumion, Creative Suite