“Hutopolis: city visions” is an exhibition that collects one year of research, experiments and events organized in Asia and Europe by the Hutopolis research program with the goal of creating feasible solutions for urban planning in China. Following “Next step: Hutopolis”, presented during Beijing Design Week 2011, “City visions” wants to understand how the re-use and enhance of the traditional city patterns could lead towards a new evolution of the city. The renewed exhibition will take place at this year´s edition of the “Beijing Design Week”.
Hutopolis is an initiative of Giannantonio Bongiorno and “AQSO arquitectos office”, together with Eugenia Murialdo and a wide team of researchers, students and architects from Tsinghua University, Politecnico di Milano, University of Genoa, University of Valladolid, University of Valencia and with the support of Strelka Institute. Soft and physical strategies, visions and ideas have been developed taking Beijing as case study. Conceived as a collaborative network featuring a series of proposals from different backgrounds, the exhibition showcases strategies based on four sites in both historical and modern areas of the city.
The projects envision solutions to the problems provoked by the radical urban development in Asia: this context characterized by a continuous process of destruction and construction leaves unanswered questions related to quality of life in the new settlements and issues related to preservation. Density, Green, Social and Transportation have been the focus of the projects developed together with European and Chinese Institutions.Location: Xicheng district, Beijing, China Architect: aqso arquitectos office