Urban Witness: the transformation of Shekou Fishing Port
Urban Witness: the transformation of Shekou Fishing Port – 都市见证：蛇口渔港之转型 Ai Deng 艾登, Li Lipeng 李丽朋 , INTACT Studio Throughout the history of architecture up until quite recently, the best tools and techniques for perceiving, recording and representing space were oral descriptions, pictures, drawings and videos, amongst others. However, we believe these medium rarely allow us to have an immersive experience of a space and its transformation. In this exhibition, our team strives to expand the perception of urban space through the use of space sensing technologies. We capture the transformation of a specific urban form, while archiving the digitalized data, editing and presenting it as an immersive three dimensional experience. We hope this unconventional presentation offers the public a unique opportunity to witness a transformation, and thus spark a new interest on the issue of urban development.
This project investigates the area of Shekou Fishing Port, which has been experiencing significant transformations recently. In the last few decades, constant policy reform, rapid economic development, massive population migration and emerging technological innovation transformed Shenzhen into the first and most successful special economic zone of China. An international metropolis that emerged from a small fishing village, Shekou Fishing Port illustrates this “over-night success” legend. Known as “the last fishing port in the city,” it was officially demolished in 2018 and will be redeveloped as a waterfront commercial complex.
In order to witness this vital transformation in the history of Shenzhen urban development, our team investigates the fishing port, a fishing vessel and locals daily life. Instrumenting advanced space sensing technologies, we digitalized the physical space. Combined with interviews, illustrations, and the simulated immersive space can be presented as multi-dimensional experience giving a richer setting for a discussion in the future.
Our project explores two types of advanced space-sensing technologies: Oblique Aerial Photogrammetry captures series of overlapped images from orthogonal view and at multiple angles through sensors placed on a flying platform, which can then be processed by the computer and transcript into a virtual simulation; LiDAR 3D scanning (or light detection and ranging) is a remote sensing technology which uses the pulse of a laser to measure distances to and from an object, in order to collect three dimensional parameters and create a precise digital model.
Credits: Ai Deng 艾登, Li Lipeng 李丽朋 , Tao Huang 黄涛, Chow Waitat 邹伟达, Wong Chienbang 黄镇邦.
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