In collaboration with the Columbia University Studio X, SUPERSPACE conducted a workshop in Shenzhen about the theme of Housing the Majority. The workshop aimed at developing new high dense housing typologies that accommodate the social fabric of migrant worker communities of the urban villages, with Baishizhou in Shenzhen serving as a case study.
In a city without public data, SUPERSPACE instructed students on observation techniques, data collection and digitization methods. We analysed the data and conducted machine learning in order to establish pattern of associations between spatial conditions and social activation. The patterns were used to establish design concepts and develop design rules to guide the design development of new high-dense typologies of living for migrant workers
Students from Columbia University and designers from Woods Bagot applied the insights and pattern to design a series of options that would translate and improve the social and spatial character of the original urban village into a contemporary high-dense community. Buro Happold participated to provide guidance on the design of energy infrastructures for such new neighbourhood typologies.