Can Infill Save Beijing?

After an unstoppable run of megaprojects being built with an eye on the Olympics, architects are now designing smaller, human-scale projects in between the cracks.

"Xu Tiantian, director of Beijing-based architectural firm DnA Design and Architecture, concurs. "Beijing is now going through a healing process after the big Olympic party," she explains. "Smaller-scale projects are starting to contribute to communities and neighborhoods are being calmed and soothed. We need to develop and enhance these small-scale spaces to generate more of a sense of togetherness and raise quality of life.""

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