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Shanghai Transforming

The Changing Physical, Economic, Social and Environmental Conditions of a Global Metropolis
Iker Gil

This comprehensive study of Shanghai’s profound urban transformation presents the bold new opportunity for architecture and urbanism that Shanghai represents. Immersed in a deep physical transformation with the upcoming 2010 World Expo, Shanghai is reconsidering relationships within the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Shanghai transforming examines this complex transformation through history, natural and artificial resources, economy, society, and public perception. With illustrations, texts, maps, and photos, this is a rich resource for understanding Shanghai’s past and future, through a transformation which is highly unique for speed, scale, and politics.

Texts by
Denise Scott Brown, Saskia Sassen, Robert Venturi, Greg Girard, Silas Chiow, Philip Enquist, Sharon Haar, Xiangning Li, Xiaochun Zhang, Weigang Qiu, Haolun Shu, Sol Madridejos, Juan Carlos Sancho, Jonathan Miller, Peter G. Rowe




Author: Iker Gil
Size: 16,5 x 24 cm.
Pages: 272
Illustrations: Color & Duotone
Cover: Softcover
Publication date: 2008
Published by: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 9788496954663

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Iker Gil


In the past few years, architects and firms from around the world have found in China the perfect location to develop their architecture, thanks to major changes taking place throughout the country.

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