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Research and Application on Typology in the Historical District Renewal
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Media Design.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

As an important constituent part during the urban development, the historical district has very important historical and cultural values. At present, with the accelerate development of the whole city, the problem of how to preserve the historical environment and continue the historical essence while make the district adapt to the modern society at the same time became more and more seriously. Therefore, the topic about historical district renewal is well worth researching. This paper starts with issues standing in front of the historical district in the background of quick city booming and then points out the most important problem during the renewal process of historical district in China. After that, this paper introduces typology as a new perspective to solve the problem. The main theories and application methods are both researched in this paper. Based on the sum-up experiences from the example studies, the paper tries to research the concrete process of historical district renewal by using typology as tools, which is mainly from classification, type abstraction and construction to type embodiment. And some basic ways of typology application would be summarized after the case study. These theoretical tools and example experiences are all taken into the case study for practice.

Abstract [sv]

Historical district renewal is not only a kind of renew for the physical environment, but also related to the society, culture and other elements. On the basis of learning experiences from previous examples, we need to find a kind of useful theory and method to instruct the development of historical district. This paper chose typology as a useful perspective to solve the problems which had happened during the renewal process in China. And the real renewal case in Yangzhou has been researched on the basis of combining the typology and the previous experiences together. The theoretical tool of typology has been verified through the case study. The deep structure of the historical district has been represented on the surface structure which is the organization form of buildings and spaces. Generally speaking, historical district renewal is a complicated task which involves many sides. The whole research structure needs to implement from city layer to the building layer. And the whole process also related to many subjects, such as history, society, culture and so on. It’s hard to research historical district renewal from all aspects deeply. This paper only tried solve the common problems in China by introducing a new perspective. The work of this paper is just a start for the historical district renewal by using typology. The main aim is to afford a kind of new framework and idea to solve the renewal problem in China. There still have a long way to research the application of typology deeply and other methods which could be used to help the renewal process still need to research in the future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
historical district, renewal, typology
National Category
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2092Local ID: diva2:829357
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2011-06-24 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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