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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040911.

Study on the Optimization of Activity-oriented Rural External Public Space—On the Basis of Beijing Shuiyu Village


Tianyu Jin1, Manqing Chen2, Shuwen Jiang3

Corresponding Author:
Tianyu Jin

1Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

2Qingdao 58th Middle School, Qingdao, Shandong, China

3Pratt Institute, New York, NY, United States


In China today, the construction of public space outside the traditional countryside has been influenced by the new urbanisation and has initially changed in the direction of intensification, functionalisation and outward orientation, and in the process has exposed the problems of uneven distribution, single function and under-release of stock. The starting and ending points are the adaptation of different types of public space to outdoor activities. In summary, the three main types of outdoor activities in China's countryside are gathering, leisure and commercial activities, and there are differences in the form and distribution of external space dominated by different activities, and different construction strategies. As an ancient village with mainly assembly and leisure activities, Beijing Shuiyu Village has a single form of assembly space, a scribbled monument space and a blank commercial space. Based on this, the thesis proposes a spatial strategy of "monument protection, assembly development and commercial increment", which promotes the revitalisation of the village in parallel with protection and development, guides the transformation of the village space in a holistic manner, and provides a refined activity perspective for the optimisation of the village space in general.


rural revitalization; outdoor activities; external public space; Shuiyu Village

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Tianyu Jin, Manqing Chen, Shuwen Jiang. Study on the Optimization of Activity-oriented Rural External Public Space—On the Basis of Beijing Shuiyu Village. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 9: 68-75. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040911.


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