玉山，农村都市主义的一个案例 Jade Valley(2011-04-07 17:42:29)
Acase of Agri-Urbanism
Modern Cities no longer grow organically. They are meticulously planned. The modern countryside, on the other hand, grows wildly into something we hardly recognize. In China this paradox is extreme. While planners and urban designers obsessed with transforming cities into engineered monsters, they have left agricultural regions to grow into feral beasts. This proposal breaks into this paradox and re-relates urbanism and agricultural development through retooling and re-empowering the very act of planning and urban design.
Agri-urbanism is a proposition founded on a re-imagined relationship between agricultural productivity and urban activity. This relationship connects the intelligence of the agricultural processes to what the governs urban mechanisms. Planning and design in this context is not only formal but also formative. Their process is not only technical but also political. This requires the integration of the designer, developer, builder, local government advisor, media promoter, and in some instances the user. Mada s.p.a.m. claims all these roles in the conceptualization and execution of the Jade Valley project.
The Jade Valley project, an experiment in Agri-urbanism, is a development in the countryside that aims to unify ecology and economy through increased value agriculture, use of local labor, education, art, and ecotourism. It generates new sustainable forms of regional culture on the social and economic level. works to ensure a development process based on cash flow and a sale targets not one dictated by a master schedule. The process is both generated and generating financial vitality along a sophisticated timeline synchronized with that of a specific agricultural situation—in this case, wine making!
Ten years after the negotiation with the government the instatement of an eco-tourism zone and introduction of a new agricultural development, the Jade Valley project has transformed the land's productivity potential—from merely growing barley to growing grapes, providing new employment for farmers in the vineyard and winery, to preserving an otherwise disappearing local labor force. Through the construction of buildings, such as Well Hall, the project helped to evoke local craftsmanship that risks extinction. In addition to economic enhancement, art programs have been dedicated to showcasing peasant living and dignified working, the loss of which has directly translated into the loss of local labor and land.