ISSN 2096-1235 CN 10-1376/TU
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2023 (4) NO 048
URBAN DESIGN PRACTICE IN WESTERN CHINA
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 Urban Design
THEME: URBAN DESIGN PRACTICE IN WESTERN CHINA
      The city is a complex organism, a constantly renewing process, bringing together a consensus from all parties. The role of the designer is to strive to discover the relationships within the city, establish an order where the new and the old of the city blend, build a bridge from tradition to the future, and continually adapt to people's aspirations for a better life. The theme of this issue is urban design practices in the western region, presenting the practical explorations of the China Northwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd in Chinese western areas.
      The Methodology Section of this issue mainly focuses on implemented projects, including six articles written by scholars/architects such as Meng Gao, Min Wang, Yuanchao Zhao, Qiannan Hui, and Zhao Du. The regional types cover urban new areas, historical protection and coordination zones, etc. These articles explore different issues of urban design practices by combining with their unique construction backgrounds. In terms of construction timing, the Xi’an National Games City has been rapidly constructed under the influence of the National Games, while the Chanba Center in Xi’an has been gradually built over a period of 20 years. Furthermore, the renewal construction of the Happin [Detail] ...
Urban Design and Designing Cities: Implementation-oriented Urban Design Practice
Yuanchao Zhao
GUEST COLUMN
Implementation-oriented Strategy Exploration of the Whole-process Urban Design: Taking Xi’an National Games City as an Example
Meng Gao, Boya Zhang, Lingqi Gao, Jiaxiang Li, Kai Hao
METHOD
Practice of Cluster Building Design: Taking Phase I Project of the Energy, Finance, and Trade Pilot Zone in Xixian New Area as an Example
Min Wang, Jing Zhang, Peng Liu, Zhao Li
METHOD
A Preliminary Study on the Urban Design Methods Based on the Protection and Utilization of Historical and Cultural Heritage: Taking the Reconstruction and Expansion of Xi’an Railway Station and Its Surrounding Supporting Projects as an Example
Yuanchao Zhao, Chao Jiang, He Zhang
METHOD
Exploring Strategies for Harmonious Coexistence and Development of Modern Urban Hubs and Major Heritage Sites: Taking the Urban Design of the T5 Airport Terminal Front Integrated Business District and Shunling Site Museum Area in Xi’an as an Example
Yufan Mao, Lingqi Gao, Jialu Zhang
METHOD
The Station Is Located in the Loess Valley; the Bridge and the Road Merge into the City: Design of Xi’an East Railway Station Under the Concept of “Four Harmonies”
Bing Li, Ning Zhang, Tao Bai, Anjie Yang
METHOD
Green Valley and Streams: Research on Urban Renewal Design of the Happiness Forest Belt in Xi’an
Qiannan Hui, Dong Wang, Song Qi
METHOD
Demonstrating the Spirit of Guanzhong People and Promoting the Culture of Silk Road: Documenting the 20-year Changes of Xi’an Chanba Center
Zhao Du, Bin Li, Pengfei Niu, Jing Zhang
METHOD
Aoxiang New Town: An Innovative Town Centered on High-tech Industry
Zhao Du, Xi Li, Xiaojie Xu, Yufan Mao, Zhao Li
METHOD
Brief Introduction of Urban Central Axis Design: Taking the Central Axis Design of the New City in Northern Yan’an as an Example
Min Wang, Bin Li, Anjie Yang
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Historical and Cultural Characteristics of Kaifeng City and Design Practice of Its Architectural Planning
Cheng Lv, Meizi Wang
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“Mountains and Rivers Act as Natural Barriers” and “Shanxi, a Place Where People Gather and Live”: Analysis of the Design Strategy of Shanxi Xiaohe International Convention and Exhibition Center and Supporting Hotels
Xi Li, Yan Lei, Shanshan Wu, Tianxin Zhou, Lijuan Wang
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