How can we better understand fundamental spatial elements that constitute local culture and history to create urban community spaces?
To understand the future of placemaking, I took part in researching interstitial spaces in mixed-use developments in Shanghai, in hopes of preserving identity and culture in the rapidly changing Chinese urban fabric. The insights are published in Gensler's 2014 annual design innovation catalogue
The final report from Gensler's annual design innovation catalogue provides historic sociocultural frameworks to aid in the planning of interstitial spaces, the roots of Chinese urban life.
A glimpse into the project's research, interviews, and impact on Gensler's collaborative process.