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Towards A Synthetic District:The Revitalizing Plan for the Textile City Core Area
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis reviews the theoretical background of urban renaissance represented by Rogers’ research and report, was well as the theories and models of preservation and reuse of industrial heritages, to discuss the trends and principles of urban renewal process, and the concept and measures of protecting-utilization of industrial sites and buildings, and several successful examples are studied here to learn the application of these theories into real practice. On trying to apply the theories into the project of the Textile City Core Area, the background and the current situation of this area is analyzed, and according to the Master plan of the whole Textile City made by the Urban Planning and Design Research Institute of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, the master plan of the core area is made and presented here to create a synthetic district and revitalize the whole Textile City is presented. And a further design proposal is made focusing on the old industrial site and textile factories going to be reused as the Creative Factory, the Textile Museum and the Shopping Mall, the abandoned railway and the linear green field along with it having great potential to be transformed into public space, and a former urban village area that can be remodified into Street-shopping District. Key words: urban renaissance, industrial heritage, revitalization

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2009. , 49 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24856OAI: diva2:353647
Available from: 2010-09-28 Created: 2010-09-28 Last updated: 2010-09-28Bibliographically approved

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