[Xiangmi Lake] Research into Informal Space of Xiangmi Lake

2012.08.01

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Filled with regulated and unregulated buildings, the food street south of the Planning Building has evolved from a lakeside resort into one of the most popular public space in Shenzhen. Shenzhen Center for Design advocated research of the city’s growth and development from different angles, especially those from the surroundings and everyday life. In the 1980s, the Xiangmi Lake on the south of the Planning Building was a famous resort and theme park. Now it has become one of the most popular dining paradise in Shenzhen. While enjoying the gourmet foods, urban planners and designers should not ignore this spontaneous change and take it as a blind spot. Actually, the economic, complex and sustainable building strategy of these flexibly transformed food stalls well demonstrated the non-professional wisdom of temporary buildings.