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Baitasi Remade
by AAVS Beijing

The Beijing Visiting School aims to establish a networking platform for cross-disciplinary experiment on data-based design ideas and methodologies.
The ultimate agenda of the Beijing Visiting School is to test its intellectual discoveries and theoretical implications. In this way they can describe the new knowledge about the architectural practice through the unprecedented urbanization in China, in terms of scale and speed.

It is the second year in which they are centering their research on the theme “Su(pe)rReal”, which essentially investigates, in a pragmatic way, the meaning of data to design innovation upon the emerging knowledge. Such data-based design theme includes – but it is not limited to – data collection, data visualization, data standardization, data spatialization, data conceptualization, and data parameterization into spatial orders.

The focus of this project is on the urban gentrification of the area of Baitasi. The essential objective is to re-discover Beijing’s last valuable low-rise Hutong neighborhoods, through the systematic design methodology of big data in multiple dimensions, e.g. spatial, economic, social and ecological.
Based on the findings of this research, the Beijing Visiting School will then initiate a number of design possibilities for a denser and better Baitasi.

AA School
Liqun ZHAO (curator)

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 7th

The Global School /
Marketplace /
52 Gongmenkou Dongcha