() is a street in Shanghai
. It divides Tongji University
, located in the north of Shanghai, into two parts: the North Campus and the South Campus. The 20-meter-(65') wide road with camber on each side witnesses the flux of the sphere of Tongji over 50 years.
For some people, Chifeng Road is definitely an obvious obstacle lying in the center of Tongji, related with the words such as inconvenience and uncomfortable. This notion, only focusing on the unity of the form of the campus, neglects a significant fact that it is the road that animates the local vigor and power. The road represents the drive.
As a fragment of the city, the campus acquires the character of complexity and continuity, which is derived from the process of local urbanism. That means due to the historical evolution the patterns of the campus and the local community was and is overlapping with each other. This phenomenon constitutes the diversity of the local activities, urban events, and the image of the road’s interface. In fact, the uniform and regular layout of the campus is little to do with the local energy; and the relationship and complexity between the campus and surroundings is crucial.
Huge market is created by the university for the local people. The basic factors of the city, such as food shops, snacks, pubs, hotels, printing centers, and banks make the road become an articulate system, which connects and integrates resources in the circumstance and has all the factors a... Read More