Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Sustainable: the urban model based on high-density, high-rise and multiple, intensive land use: the case of Hong Kong

Stephen Siu Yu Lau, Paula González Martínez


China is going through one of the most dramatic social and cultural transformations in its
history. In this speed change scenario, the never - questioned conventions in the western
architecture have been betrayed. Invention, reinterpretation sometimes even revolution, never
represent a step further as they did in the XXI century theoretical thinking.
To engage architectural thoughts with the booming economy could contribute to the definition of
a contemporary Chinese architecture, far from the generic city, in a society that has evolved
from pre-modernism to post-industrialism in a short period of time.
Through the analysis of Hong Kong, and a series of case studies, a conclusion to this scenario
is sought.

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