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The Fuctionality of Metro Public Art with Hangzhou Metro Public Art as an Example

Author LingYun
Tutor ZhangXinYu
School Zhejiang University of Technology
Course Art of Design
Keywords public art subway urban construction functionality
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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A city’s public transport shows the process of modernization of the city, while public art in the public transport renders the city’s cultural taste and spiritual outlook. With the rapid development of subway transportation, public art in the metro space has more and more attention, and make it become the most representative public art in urban public transport.Hangzhou is a modern city with traditional culture deeply rooted. How to leverage the metro public art to convey the spirit of the city of Hangzhou is an interesting research topic. We analyze and review the literature, do survey research, combined with field research. By analyzing metro public art theory and best practice at home and abroad, we get the point of view of that metro public art should meet the functional demand of the subway environment. Based on that, we propose a functional framework to work on metro public art in the subway environment. From the areas of relationship between the art of space environment and nature public space, the reflection of artistic value in public space and the art management in public space, also combined with the characteristics of the city of Hangzhou and the newly opened Metro Public Art Wall, we’ll propose some advices for metro public art construction in Hangzhou.

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