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UIA 2021 RIO Open Week starts free registration

Updated: 2021-03-25 15:10

Open Week of the 2021 Rio 27th World Congress of Architects will be held online from March 22 to 25, 2021. Organized by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the Brazilian Association of Architects, the event is held online in Brazil for the first time as part of the 27th World Congress of Architects.

The UIA2021 RIO digital week explores 'Weaknesses and Inequality'. Contemporary cities must cope with slums, cheap tenements, squatter settlements, homeless people and sheltering of refugees and immigrants. To fix these problems require architects and urban planners to explore new solutions.

The discussions of the event are free, and you can register at https://aberto.uia2021rio.archi/?lang=en , or click Read the Original Article at the end of the text.

International guests invited for the day's events include Adriana Levisky, Anupama Kundoo, EdsonDiniz, Gilson Rodrigues and Marcos Boldarini.

The 2021 Rio 27th World Congress of Architects consists of online and offline activities. Open online activities will be available in the middle of each month from March to June. Official languages of the conference include Portuguese, English and Spanish. The live event will be held in Rio on July 18-22, and will be broadcast live online to participants from all over the world.

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XIE Xiaoying

Career Experience
Xie Xiaoying,after graduated from Beijing Forestry University in 1986,she worked in the Ministry of Urban and Rural Construction and Environmental Protection of China. From 1990 to 1994, she had expanded her studies in Wageningen Agricultural University, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Berlage Architecture Institute (Master Class). The multiple realms of studies included researches in regional planning, urban design and landscape architecture, all of which formed her future cross-domain design concept. In 2004, Xie Xiaoying had founded View Unlimited Landscape Architects in CUCD (China Urban Construction Design & Research Academy Institute) as principle designer.

Major Projects
Addis Ababa Friendship Square (Sheger Park) Landscape Design, Ethiopia
Municipal Sub-Center Administrative Office Landscape Planning and Design And Start-Up Area Landscape Design, Beijing, China
Yangmeizhu Xiejie Renovation Plan and Mixed-Courtyard Public Space Design, Beijing, China
Citic Nanjing Hotel Landscape Design, Beijing , China
Xiamutang Village Center Landscape Design and "Earth Embroidery" Village And Town Revival Plan, Jiangxi, China
Zhangzhou Xixi Country Park Landscape Design, Fujian, China
Tangshan Fenghuangshan Park Renovation Landscape Design, Hebei, China
Shenzhen Shekou Houhai Mansion Residential Area Landscape Design, China
Micro-Space Around Temple Of Heaven Landscape Design, Beijing
Ordos 20+10 Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Park Landscape Design, China
Shandong Qi Culture Museum Landscape Design, China
Xiamen Center (Former Southeast Shipping Center) Landscape Design, China


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Yangmeizhu Xiejie renovation plan and mixed-courtyard public space design, Beijing

View Unlimited Landscape Studio, China Urban Construction Design & Research Institute

Yangmeizhu Xiejie is located in the Dashilan area in downtown Beijing. It was once a well-known street that preserved the city’s older features. As middle and high income earners moved out to emerging communities, the residents who stayed in the hutongs were mostly low-income earners, the elderly and tenants. Increasingly dilapidated environment and distressed living conditions reshaped their relationship with the city and disintegrated their sense of identity with the neighborhood. The neighbors and people in the hutongs have become estranged from each other, and the historical vitality of the neighborhood can hardly be stimulated. In recent years, urban renovation in the name of rational, standard, and aesthetic renewal has covered spontaneous, vital and abundant energies under a uniform regulation, leading to homogeneity in the development of the city. Residents who are the main population of the city have found that their ability to make independent lifestyle choices has been squeezed.

The design team engaged in the environmental renewal of Yangmeizhu Xiejie is committed to improving the daily life of residents and establishing a way forward for the old neighborhoods that is compatible with contemporary urban life. The team launched the "Hutong Pavilion of Flowers & Weeds" project which strives to rebuild community connections starting with planting activities in which residents can easily participate. As more residents join in planting flowers, their enthusiasm for improving their living environment and quality of life is inspired. In this process, the designer's work changed from "designing for residents" to "leading residents to spontaneously create a living environment."

The practice of the Yangmeizhu Xiejie environmental renewal project is closer to a sociological experiment. It has a certain pertinence and universality for the old urban areas where low-income earners are concentrated in terms of the concept and the specific methods. The goal of the design team is to participate in the social reconstruction of contemporary China in a professional manner, enhance the dignity of individuals during the social transformation period, and rebuild the mutual respect and harmonious interpersonal relationships between individuals and between social classes. Various attempts have been made to discover and establish an effective mechanism to benefit those living on the margins of society.UIA 2021 RIO Open Week starts free registration

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