Student Project | Jiazhi (Jake) Yin | Resilient Aquaculture Armor

By analyzing a land reclamation plan in Wuchuan, a coastal city with a disaster-prone economic fringe and aquaculture-focused identity, this project re-imagines a response to the typical coastal land reclamation practiced in Chinese littoral cities, such as Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The project discusses the coastal development modes between typical land reclamation with artificial seawalls and aqua-cultural landscape with hydrological gradient. The design proposes integrating aquaculture and urban growth as Resilient Aquaculture Armor. The project aspires to support and expand the roles that aquacultures play in building resilient coastlines, urban ecologies, and a cohabited public realm.

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