Location: Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Time: Mar 2006
Award: The 2nd Prize of 2008 Metropolis Award
Xin He Pu Historic Conservation Area is the home to the city’s largest traditional courtyard house groups which perfectly blend the local Lingnan style with the European style. Most of these historic buildings were built during 1920s-1930s featuring the plain red brick wall, granitic plaster prevailing during Republican Period and the European style.
The Plan aims to conserve and restore the historical features while highlighting the characteristics and strong humanistic atmosphere of this area. It is planned to increases the public service facilities and green spaces, improve living environment, thus enhance and improve the living level of local residents.
Since its implementation, the Plan has brought positive social, environmental and economic benefits and set up an example for historic conservation area in Guangzhou. It won the 2nd Prize of 2008 Metropolis Award, which was the first Chinese project to win this Award.