Baishizhou Youtha Apartment is a rare renovation project of residential houses in urban villages in Shenzhen. Baishizhou village, containing 603 houses built by local villagers, is one of the largest urban villages in Nanshan District in central Shenzhen.
The village is in poor living condition, where most houses with unsafe structure are in long-time disrepair, public spaces are crowded and cramped, lighting and ventilation condition are bad, municipal facilities are aging, and fire safety is not promised.
After our research, 9 typical buildings in the village were selected for renovation and upgrading. The project strongly emphasizes humanistic care, because we want to introduce a community-based lifestyle and delicate tranquility into the urban village. Therefore, we not only carry out designs on structure reinforcement and function optimization of residential buildings, but also figure out solutions to improve public environment.
Baishizhou Youtha Apartment is not only a residential renovation project. It is also a spiritual home in urban village, a brave attempt, and an effort for a better life.