"The Social Waterscapes Project investigates the role of water infrastructures within the city as a medium to improve social life. In the context of Chinese rapid urbanisation, we explore the potential of water as an instrument of modernisation. [...] The Masterplan aims to integrate the existing  urban pattern of the villages, recognizing and establishing them as cores of the cultural identity of the new city. [...] The relationship between water and people becomes the crucial driver for all the decisions in designing the city."


Social waterscapes is the design thesis of Jaime Traspaderne, Ana Abram and Costanza Madricardo at the Architectural Association within the Landscape Urbanism Programme 2011/2012.

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