Research on the landscape image of urban architecture environment - A case study on Shenzhen

Yang Zhang, Shuo Fang Liu

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Rapid economic development has brought prosperity to cities, but it also caused some negative impact on cities, such as the lack of cultural characteristics in some cities. It is just because of the negligence of architectural landscape culture that caused this scarcity of cultural characteristics which are usually seen from the inner side of the city to the outside. Therefore, this study will start with culture, combine the feeling-values of the general public to explore the sensual intents of iconic elements in some emerging cities. In this study, eight iconic culture landscapes were selected as research samples through literature analysis and questionnaire surveys. In addition, a case study was conducted in Shenzhen which is an emerging city in China. 110 suitable sample adjective phrases were collected, after which 44 the most suitable adjective phrases were selected by 10 experienced designers and relevant professionals. Later on, the samples were screened through the Likert Scale by the degree of preference. Questionnaire results were analyzed in factor analysis by SPSS (statistical software), from which six groups of iconic element visual intent factors were obtained. They were then reintegrated and renamed. After a descriptive analysis of the renamed six groups of factors, a radar chart of the corresponding iconic elements was made to show the perception images of the general public. Hopefully, the results of this research can provide some references for relevant professionals and designers in planning cities environment, making city business cards, and promoting city’s international reputation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere107095
Pages (from-to)805-811
Number of pages7
Issue number107
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Pollution
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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