Cultural Soul (Urban Design) by Honglei Liu
2018 - 2019, Golden A' Urban Planning and Urban Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Based on the cultural and creative industry as well as publishing industry, with the core of characteristic culture and life culture, and supplemented by the comprehensive utilization of tourism resources, Taiping Book Town forms a characteristic style blending rich living atmosphere, folk customs, tourism and industry. It’s a town embracing characteristic industries and at the same time provides the public with a characteristic town for leisure, entertainment and touring.
Creativity
Inheriting history, creating the future, the transformation of Taiping Book Town launches new vitality. It has been a complex town equipped with a two-wheel drive that is dominated by the ancient town tourism and cultural and creative industry, and creates a special town perfect for working, touring, living and innovating.
Design Challenges
One of the challenges set by similar areas around Taiping Ancient Town. There are many tourist towns around Suzhou, which will have a certain impact on the formation of Taiping Ancient Town. This also requires Taiping Ancient Town to be different from other ancient towns in planning and positioning. One of the challenges is the implementation. As the construction of Taiping Ancient Town has been in disrepair for a long time, the environmental quality has not been well protected. Future development and implementation will also cause difficulties.
Production Technology
The design introduces book culture as the soul and New Economy concept of human experience and the ancient town tourism, which has become an important means of urban repair, ecological restoration and industrial repair with innovations in form, industry composition and operation mode.
       
     
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