Design Description of THE VILLAGE
道格·桑德斯曾在《Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World》一书中指出落脚城市（也就是城中村）的发展是城市化进程中的关键一环，可能是下一波经济与文化的诞生地，也可能是下一波暴力冲突的爆发地，需要我们妥善处理。
In his book Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World, Doug Saunders points out that the development of the arrival city (also known as urban village) is an important part in the urbanization process. It may be the birthplace of the next wave of economic and cultural development, or the explosive place of the next wave of violent conflicts, which needs to be properly handled.
本次改造的项目便是位于广州市越秀区寺右二马路上的一处知名的城中村。这一区域聚居了大量的年轻上班族，人口密度极高 © TEAM_BLDG
日景鸟瞰 © 雷坛坛
Guangzhou is the only first-tier city where a large number of urban villages still exist in the city center. As of 2016, according to incomplete statistics, there are 304 villages in Guangzhou, with a total area of 716 square kilometers and a population of nearly 6 million. Just like the area where our renovation project is located, due to its superior location, a large number of migrants still flow in every year. However, most of the residential buildings they live in are dilapidated, facing the urgent need to be improved its living environment. A severe lack of funds and intricate surroundings are the biggest obstacles to the renovation of these old apartments. In this architectural renovation, we hope not only to solve a single problem, but also to explore a reproducible template to provide an additional solution for this old urban village area.
夜景鸟瞰 © 雷坛坛
Bustling urban village
As the central urban area with the smallest area and the highest population density in downtown Guangzhou, Yuexiu district still has a lot of urban villages, remnant areas slightly disjointed with the high-speed urbanization. The renovation project this time is located in a well-known urban village at the Siyou Second Road in Yuexiu District.
建筑东立面 © 雷坛坛
The residential buildings in the urban village are basically the matchbox type corridor houses built in the 1950s and 1960s. In order to meet the actual use needs, there are many additions and structures at the façade and inside of the building. With its excellent downtown location and convenient transportation environment, this area is populated by a large number of young office workers. While enjoying living in the city center, they also want to pursue comfort and design, so that they are eager to improve the living environment.
改造后的建筑外立面 © 雷坛坛