PROF. DR.-ING. ANNETTE RUDOLPH-CLEFF
DIPL.-ING. SIMON GEHRMANN
DIPL.-ING. BRITTA EIERMANN
M.SC. YANG LI
Due to its coastal location, Xinxinggang is prone to natural hazards. Consequently, it requires protection to reach resilience. Therefore, the basic livelihoods security, hygiene, energy and income must be stabilized. The idea is to inspire a bottom-up process. It is not through big investment but rather through constant growth started within the community that income is guaranteed. A multiple step programmeincluding protecting, constructing and connecting phases is a reasonable approach to meet demands on physical, cultural and economic levels.
Considering the outcomes of previous disasters, it becomes clear that Xinxinggang needs protection for its infrastructure, population and economy. Physical Resilience is achieved through the installation of reef balls and an elevated second street level. New public buildings serve to increase cultural resilience. Economic Resilience is granted through guaranteeing income by storing goods and introducing a new waste disposal system.
The proposed enlargement of the coastal village helps to transform it into a travel destination in order to stimulate local economy. It is important to further develop the village’s infrastructure so as to reach a long-term resilience. Typhoon proof housing, developing a greenbelt and securing power and water supplies through renewable energy are innovations for reaching this.
To have an overall strong social and economic structure, there has to be a broad web of connection and communication. Also, early warning systems should be improved. Developing the bridges further to connect Xinxinggang horizontally and vertically, investing into tourism businesses to secure income and marketing this concept online support the idea of local, regional and global connection. The idea of the concept of “Start small – grow strong” is to build up physical, social and economic resilience through soft ecosystem-based approaches. Because of the bottom-up process, this project fulfills the goals of affordability, availability and adequacy.