2016 GSAPP Critics: Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciard
Every year, an amount of land equals to 8 time total area of Central Park is created at the Yellow River Delta region due to the sedimentation process. This causes a constant horizontal movement of the coastline in the region towards the ocean. At the same time, a vertical grow of land is constructing as a result of the rapid urbanization at the site. This project converges the horizontal and vertical movements at the same space by using flexible structures that can grow overtime together with the site and the changing program to form a layered urbanism. During this process of changing program, the structure from the previous program will remain and be transformed in a sustainable way to accommodate the new program. The project balances the growth between natural movements and artificial development. It is a project in between nature and city.