By Nina Mertanen Cuni
Nowadays, people in cities move from old neighbourhoods in search for modern buildings with facilities that are up to today standards, causing these old areas to disappear. In the case of Shanghai, all the shikumen buildings are being demolished to build skyscrapers.
The intervention consists on creating a structure made of laminated wood. This structure will strenghthen the existing buildings and serve as foundation for a new complex of buildings that will “float” over the existing ones.