From Construction Waste to Landscape: Shanghai Riverfront Aite Park
Urban Design 2017/12 NO.014

In China’s rapid urbanization over the past few decades, the disposal of construction waste is a problem that is not very well received by the construction industry. The architects are busy building new houses, but they are helpless about the environmental pollution caused by massive construction. In the construction waste, 98% of the waste is piled up in the open air or simply filled in. And also, the architects’ design strategy against environmental problems, should not be limited to the building technology application. “Architecture” must be redefined as the core values of ecological infrastructure through a wider range of studies with site, community, and urban. And it should arouse all stakeholders the fear of the natural environment to leave the pure land for sustainable development.