Distinguished experts, scholars, architects, designers and media friends:
At present, the innovation and development of Chinese cities, as the main driving force of the "China model", has become an important force leading the new trend of innovation and development of international cities from the latecomers in the world. At the same time, as the main position to promote urbanization, industrialization, especially creative industries, opening up and internationalization, as the important content of urban innovation and development and an important platform to promote China's economic globalization, China's urban renewal and old city stock revitalization are facing the test of how to transform and develop in the new era.
The word "Silicon Alley" comes from Manhattan, New York. It is different from Silicon Valley in that Silicon Valley is a science and technology innovation park with complete high-end service supporting built in the urban fringe, while silicon Alley is an innovation industry cluster mainly based on the renewal of stock space. The city "Silicon Alley" represents the development pattern and industrial layout of the city from renewal to innovation. This process is accompanied by two important potential energies. The first is design driven, the second is technology enabled. Among them, design (industry) represents an important development momentum for the future and leading innovation. No matter from urban planning, architecture and interior space design, they are facing new opportunities and challenges under the transformation, upgrading and innovative development of the city, which is different from the past, and more a systematic process, with the continuous comparative study of response strategies, and the exploration of localization from the perspective of globalization.
Accordingly, in the global context of the information technology revolution, digital and intelligent connectivity has greatly changed the way people used to communicate, live and work. With the growing maturity of 5g and other information technologies, a series of cutting-edge technologies such as automatic driving, telemedicine, Internet of things communication and artificial intelligence will gradually be put into daily application, which will have a lasting and far-reaching impact on urban and rural material space. Faced with such trends, opportunities and challenges, urban decision makers, planners and designers need to think deeply and explore how to make urban space more adapt to the changing lifestyle and production mode? How to utilize opportunities and challenges for new technologies and changes in a more creative and forward-looking way?
Based on this background, the international design competition of "city · silicon Alley" for future design "Nanjing old tobacco factory renewal" was officially launched under the goal of developing city "Silicon Alley" in Nanjing and building a famous innovative city. Based on the renewal of Nanjing Xuanwu old tobacco factory, based on the design industry, it explores the relationship between urban silicon Alley and future oriented design, the relationship between city, design and individual users, and the relationship between design and future; based on the domestic and foreign architects and designer groups, it collects innovative and creative renovation design schemes, and based on the transformation of Nanjing old tobacco factory. In order to design the Creative Industry Park, connect the surrounding communities (blocks) and the design industry belt around Southeast University, from the perspective of interdisciplinary and multi angle, put forward the urban spatial development pattern with obvious regional function and sustainable development, respond to the multi-level urban problems, provide more integration and diversity for the park and the city, and become the urban silicon Alley and the east ring design industry belt. Demonstration project.
With the launch of the competition, a series of salon activities of designers are also in progress to stimulate thinking and sharing under the same theme. The first event in Beijing will be held by the main construction and operation unit of Nanjing old tobacco factory, Nanjing Zhongshan Group, one of the organizers of the competition, the EMGdotART Foundation (as an important platform for connecting academic and practical exchanges of architectural design at home and abroad, promoting Chinese design to shine on the international stage in multiple forms such as exhibitions, and establishing exchanges and cooperation at home and abroad), together with partners. It will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019 at Shanghai 800 Show, to share experience, open ideas, expand inspiration and build consensus in concept and practice, and form the experience of urban "Silicon lane" development and inter city image and connection through the venue itself (Shanghai 800 Show), and open up a road for designers to play a role in the construction of Nanjing urban silicon lane.
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