Location: Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Award: Silver Prize of the 2nd Lingnan Feature Planning and Design Award of Guangdong Province, 2013
As the east-west axis and the only east-west road running through the ancient Guangzhou city, Zhong Shan Lu was of great importance in the city’s history and has been remaining prosperous from Tang Dynasty until now. The typical Qilou along Zhong Shan Liu Lu was constructed in 1930s and mainly involved four styles, i.e. pseudo-gothic, Chinese traditional, Southeast Asia and ancient Rome arcade.
The Plan aims to celebrate, conserve and display the historical value and evoke the historical memory with decremental planning approaches; moreover, decentralize population and traffic flows, increase public spaces and cultural and tourist facilities ，revitalize the block with the cultural functions.