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Xian Valley Art Masterplan is a masterplanning, architectural, interior and landscape design project in a typical “emptied-out” village located in Tonglu, Zhejiang. Working with local stakeholders, the clients are gradually converting several farm houses in the village into an artist village. The aim of the project was not to extract the maximum amount of profits for the operators at the cost to the locals, which is typical of many such rural regeneration projects in China. [+]

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The Kowloon Fitness Park Masterplan looks to revitalizing an original fitness trail located in Hong Kong. The project looks to address various issues surrounding the park – from a rapidly aging population to engaging new technologies, sustainability, and accessibility and safety issues. Recognizing that the historical significance of the site, the project attempts to reconcile different time cycles and layers of temporalities. [+]

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Shanghai has undergone rampant de-industrialization. Pengpu, a once heavily industrialized zone has seen many of the production spaces converted into offices, malls, residences etc in recent years as ways for the city to monetize high land prices. This masterplan seeks to maintain a level of hybridity and informality found onsite, while capitalizing on its proximity to other high-end offices and health facilities. [+]

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This urban masterplan project looks to the historical development of Xiegang in Dongguan, and its potential future as a site of heavy industry and node within a global network of supply and demand. Even as Dongguan is still a major production center, real estate speculation and China’s transitioning economy has seen production move further out of cities. This masterplan proposes that production not only stay within the city, but that it can be strengthened by creative reuse of existing networks, buildings, and skilled populations. [+]

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This drawing is an exploration and reinvention of the figure ground mode of representation. It absorbs multiple plans from a variety of milestone periods in the history of a city, combining conflicted ideas of picturesque Garden City planning from a colonial planning office, technically and climatically efficient execution from a nationalist government, and politically legitimate and democratic persuasions from a regime trying to stay in power. [+]

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SKEW Collaborative was part of OMA and Olin’s finalist team for the competition to masterplan the Singapore Rail Corridor, a 24-kilometer stretch that runs from the north of the island to the south. The rail corridor was returned to Singapore as part of a land-swap agreement between the city-state and Malaysia, and provided an opportunity to radically change the urban fabric of Singapore. The programme included public amenities, cultural institutions and public housing. [+]

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The Ningbo Sunshine Bay masterplan attempts to create a 3-D city - with overlapping layers of infrastructure, landscape, and architecture creating a fabric of mixed-use programmes throughout the new district.

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The Xishuidong Industrial Heritage Retail District project raises the question of speed and progress within the context of China’s rapid urbanization and expanding middle class. Today, our connections to community and our environment are lost in the world of spectacles and consumerism, and this project has the possibility of addressing some of these complex issues. [+]

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Located in Liyang city, this masterplan was an attempt to rethink tea culture, with all its cultural and historical baggage, within an increasingly globalized context. The client had specifically requested that the masterplan not replicate the Potemkin designss that often characterize such developments. For the project, we looked at variations upon a rotated grid to produce all different scales of city living required, including cultural, retail, residential and park spaces. [+]

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The Suzhou Taihu Tourism Masterplan looks to use landscape as a form of infrastructure. The site comprises several office buildings and hotels sitting on a landscape podium that seeks to integrate the site to existing and new infrastructure, inculding mass transit. The podium also acts to connect the street with Lake Taihu, as it peels and undulates to create new indoor and outdoor programmes.

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