11.307 | Summer 2008 | Graduate
Beijing Urban Design Studio

Calendar

DAYS TOPICS KEY DATES
Week 1
1 Tour Shanghai: Jin Mao tower and Pudong waterfront; Yuyuan garden and market; Xintiendi project; evening on Bund waterfront  
2 Travel to Suzhou; visit Suzhou gardens  
3

Visit in Suzhou: silk factory, canal town

Return to Shanghai in evening

 
4 Shanghai planning institute; French Concession historic district  
Week 2
1

Arrive in Beijing, get settled in guesthouses

Meet Chinese students, organize teams, buy bicycles

 
2 Begin studio, visit site Assignment 1 (site clues) out
3 Work  
4 Work  
5 Site clues presentation  
6   Assignment 2 (preliminary plan) out
7 Tour in Beijing: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven  
Week 3
1 Work  
2   Design directions due
3 Leave for Shanxi province Preliminary plan due
4

Tour Shanxi: Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Hanging Monastery

Evening on Mount Wutai

 
5 Visit Wutai; Jinci temple; travel to Pingyao walled city  
Week 4
1 Visit Pingyao; return to Beijing in evening  
2   Assignment 3 (design development) out
3   Design development due
4 Visit Great Wall  
Week 5
1   Assignment 4 (final presentation) out
2   Final presentation
Course Info
As Taught In
Summer 2008
Level
Learning Resource Types
group_work Projects with Examples
assignment_turned_in Presentation Assignments with Examples