KONG Yuhang Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University
WANG Xiangrong Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the School of Architecture, School of Landscape Architecture, Founder and Chief Architect of Altelier DYJG
Located on the western border of Jiangxi, Yongxin County is a famous general county in the country and the center of the Hunan and Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base. Yongxin embodies its unique gene of “rich humanity, red history and beautiful ecology”. However, the development of the old city, like many other counties in China, is facing numerous issues such as slow economic development, lack of industrial vitality, gradual brain drain, urgent needs to improve the infrastructure and city’s appearance. Therefore, how to protect, inherit and take full advantage of Yongxin’s rich and unique cultural resources and historical genes are both challenging and promising for the development of Yongxin in the new era.
In this context, taking the features and culture of Yongxin Old City as the carrier, guided by design, culture and art, Yongxin Old City has carried out practical operation to solve difficulties as well as future-oriented renovation and transformation through events, communities and industries. Attaching a spatial value to Yongxin Old city via culture revival, environmental improvement, affluent life and model setting. The city will finally realize its renewal plan through the endeavor such as creating an old city regeneration model, reviving the old city’s culture, reconstructing the ancient city ecological circle, consolidating the ancient city industrial foundation.
First Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 300,000 RMB (before tax, around 42,000 USD)
Second Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 200,000 RMB (before tax, around 28,000 USD )
Third Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 100,000 RMB (before tax, around 14,000 USD)
Sponsor: Yongxin County People’s Government
“Rediscover Yongxin” Old City Renewal Project Leading Group
CBC (China Building Centre)
Academic Support: International Urban and Rural Innovation & Development Research Center
Media Support: Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
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