The Enriched Field:
Urbanising the Central Plains of China
Ramondetti, Leonardo, 2022. The Enriched Field: Urbanising the Central Plains of China. Basel: Birkhäuser.
This publication explores such an unprecedented condition based on research and fieldworks carried out over four years in Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Zhengdong New District, Zhengbian New District, and many other places in the Central Plains. It examined policies, plans, and projects focusing on their socio-spatial implications; and investigates in great detail the urban layout and architecture of new infrastructures, housing, and spaces for production. Through a rich collection of original documents, maps, and photo essays, this book builds a case for a different way of seeing the Chinese space, and a basis for design.