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Activate “today“ in ancient city of Dali

Torii, Mai LU (2019) ASBM01 20191
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Abstract
Activate “today” in ancient city of Dali

The old city district of Dali is one of the famous
tourist’s destination in Yunnan, China. More than
40 million tourists visit Dali every year to see
this “ancient city.” The city continuously develops
tourists facilities and its old cityscape. The development
of Dali old city is highly focusing on tourism,
and the city’s main streets are full of souvenir
shops and new buildings decorated as “old.”
However, those tourism developments are intending
to keep the city as “old” and concentrating in
the city’s central area, the west side. The east side
of the city is left out from the tourism development
and remain as “today.” But public facilities
such as schools, markets, hospitals, the... (More)
Activate “today” in ancient city of Dali

The old city district of Dali is one of the famous
tourist’s destination in Yunnan, China. More than
40 million tourists visit Dali every year to see
this “ancient city.” The city continuously develops
tourists facilities and its old cityscape. The development
of Dali old city is highly focusing on tourism,
and the city’s main streets are full of souvenir
shops and new buildings decorated as “old.”
However, those tourism developments are intending
to keep the city as “old” and concentrating in
the city’s central area, the west side. The east side
of the city is left out from the tourism development
and remain as “today.” But public facilities
such as schools, markets, hospitals, the cultural
and religious place are all in the west, and the east
area is lacking lively public spaces.
This project aims for developing today’s life in the
east area of the city and keep touristic developments
stay in the west. The main focus is developing
an unutilized green space next to the military
base in the south. Improving the accessibility
from the surrounding and adding leisure and
educational values to collaborate with the existing
function on the west side. At the same time, open
the existing green assets in the north to the public
and create a new north-south spine of the public
spaces in the east side. Convert inactive tourist
facilities into new multifamily housings and
support the new residents. In the end, the east side
becomes “the center of today” from “the outside
of the old.”
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Torii, Mai LU
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  abstract     = {Activate “today” in ancient city of Dali

The old city district of Dali is one of the famous
tourist’s destination in Yunnan, China. More than
40 million tourists visit Dali every year to see
this “ancient city.” The city continuously develops
tourists facilities and its old cityscape. The development
of Dali old city is highly focusing on tourism,
and the city’s main streets are full of souvenir
shops and new buildings decorated as “old.”
However, those tourism developments are intending
to keep the city as “old” and concentrating in
the city’s central area, the west side. The east side
of the city is left out from the tourism development
and remain as “today.” But public facilities
such as schools, markets, hospitals, the cultural
and religious place are all in the west, and the east
area is lacking lively public spaces.
This project aims for developing today’s life in the
east area of the city and keep touristic developments
stay in the west. The main focus is developing
an unutilized green space next to the military
base in the south. Improving the accessibility
from the surrounding and adding leisure and
educational values to collaborate with the existing
function on the west side. At the same time, open
the existing green assets in the north to the public
and create a new north-south spine of the public
spaces in the east side. Convert inactive tourist
facilities into new multifamily housings and
support the new residents. In the end, the east side
becomes “the center of today” from “the outside
of the old.”
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  author       = {Torii, Mai},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Activate “today“ in ancient city of Dali},
  year         = {2019},
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