Design strategies of the urban public space in the Franco-Chinese metropolitan cities of Paris and Dalian

Zengrong Gao
2019 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
The purpose of this research is based on the placement of two geographically opposed cities, but with similarities in their urban structure, Dalian and Paris. We study here the design strategies involved in the emergence of contemporary urban public spaces, in the metropolitan context, and in a globalized context of urban identity research. First, we compare the status of public space in the two different cultural and urban contexts of China and Europe. Then, we enter in the analysis of
more » ... analysis of examples of two main elements of urban composition: the public square and the metropolitan axis. By the first, we put our analysis on the example of Zhongshan Square, a singular but not unique case in the Chinese city the most provided in places that is Dalian. Then, concerning the metropolitan axis, we focus our study on the Champs-Élysé es, allowing us to reveal the great axis of Dalian constituted by the succession of broad streets between Qingniwa and the Donggang Center. We conclude our study of the Parisian examples of the Beaubourg plateau and Les Halles, which show both perspectives and models of conceptions of public spaces that follow and bring urban progress, in our contemporary and globalized cultural and historical context.
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/376/1/012046 fatcat:gvscxxm4djhvxfc7vfqjl2245q