Accordingly to the World Bank since 2009 more than 50% of the world population is part of the urban population. In the new developing countries such as China, urbanization is a big problem for its cities and the coming years more people will move from the rural areas to the urban areas. Due to the current “Hukou” policy in China, the government is trying to diminish this movement from rural to urban. This urban growth poses some problems such as the decline of arable land, congestion of its infrastructure and a shortage of housing.We can either use the existing urban architectural models to accommodate increased populations with devastating effects on land, infrastructure, and the environment or createnew models of urban architecture will be formed.
The intentions for this graduation project ware to develop a sustainable and most of all a livable design for high dense vertical cities on all levels. A vertical city can only be a success if you have to travel via multiple horizontal urban levels/areas instead of stepping in to an elevator and go up in one direct vertical direction. This kind of old fashion transport is an obstacle to get in contact with your fellow residents. Like in cities you have to take corners when you are going to your destination. But this is only in the horizontal plane. The goal is to redevelop this vertical movement in cities or buildings and dealing with Chengdu’s urban expansion and the housing demands of its rising population.