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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #161
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Vehicles enter the Yunhe Zhijiang Tunnel in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 28, 2012. The two-kilometer tunnel, which started construction on Dec. 19, 2009, opened to traffic on Friday. It is the first tunnel to cross the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in Hangzhou. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)




Vehicles move in the Yunhe Zhijiang Tunnel in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Dec. 28, 2012. The two-kilometer tunnel, which started construction on Dec. 19, 2009, opened to traffic on Friday. It is the first tunnel to cross the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in Hangzhou. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

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Xixi National Wetland Park Art Village

Architects: Wang Weijen Architecture
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Client: Xixi Wetlands Park Construction Headquarter
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

The site sits on three narrow strips of land opens to water views both in their front and back, provoking our senses toward mountain, water, sky and the field.Different situations of landform lead to possibilities of shaping various linear landscape experiences.

Through the composition of a series of architectural viewing instruments each designed for different positions and viewing angles, the project intends to reverse the process of mo[ve]vie[w] and reframe our scenic experiences, exploring new conditions for our perceptions toward landscape, or mountain and water.

Time = changing, Movie watching / static view

Place = changing, Moving and watching / reframing

“In this brilliant, singular work in cantilevering, reinforced concrete, box construction, Wang has been able to deploy and bend the studio module so as to create a syncopated, rhythmic composition of exceptional sophistication. By any standards, this is a small masterpiece and one would be hard pressed to find comparable collective housing anywhere, of recent date, having such astonishing plastic force and conviction. All this woven slippage and elision of modular form, as much in section s in plan, arises not out of some kind of closed formalistic game but rather out of the desire of allowing each one of the megaron-studio forms to relate to the peninsular, water-lined site in a different way”. Kenneth Frampton: The Architecture of Wang Weijen

















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Hangzhou East Railway Station

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Hangzhou railway renovation begins
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2010-January-26 13:52:42

Hangzhou East Railway Station, which is located on the east end of Tiancheng Road, was closed down on Jan 20 for major renovations to build it into a transportation hub for eastern Hangzhou in Zhejiang province.

Many netizens write comments on 19lou, the most active online community in Hangzhou, to express sorrow about tearing down the old station. “I’ve been taking the bus between Hangzhou and my home town for more than 10 years,” said one post. “Hangzhou East was a witness to my youth.”

Beginning operations on Jan 20, 1992, Hangzhou East Railway Station became one of two major railway interchanges in Hangzhou. The other is a railway station in the southern part of the city. After more than a decade in service, the train station was in urgent need of renovations to handle increasing demands for rail transportation.

During the renovation, trains will be diverted to the Xiaoshan train station, which is now called Hangzhou South Railway Station and Hangzhou Station. The train station is about 22 miles south of downtown Hangzhou.

The new railway station is expected to provide multiple transportation functions, including a train station, rapid transit station, bus stop, subway station and taxi station. Construction is estimated to be completed by the end of 2011.
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Link to Huangshan
23 August 2013
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The construction of a 265-kilometer railway linking Hangzhou with Huangshan, a city at the foot of the scenic Yellow Mountain, is expected to start later this year as the second environmental evaluation on the project has been published for public review.

When the railway is put into service five years from now, people from Hangzhou will be able to reach Huangshan in one and a half hours. The new rail is also expected to boost economic development along the way.

The 36.7 billion yuan railway will have 10 stations in Zhejiang and Anhui provinces — Hangzhou East, Hangzhou South, Fuyang, Tonglu, Jiande, Chun’an, Sanyang, Shexian, Jixi and Huangshan North.

The new railway will also offer tourists from Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjing easy access to the Yellow Mountain, Qiandao Lake and Fuchun River.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 04:07 PM   #169
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masterplan competiton for new district

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UN Studio takes part in a current competition about a new district

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Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute

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Architects: Wang Deng Yue
Location: Fuyang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Area: 7,180 sqm
Photographs: Savoye Architectural Photography



This project is designed as an artist research institute for Mr. He, Shuifa, the renowned Chinese painter specialized in painting flowers and birds. There is a scene of ‘Temple Mountain’ portrayed in the famous Chinese painting ‘Fuchun Mountain Villa’. The project site is exactly where the scene was. The site expands out from a mountain, with the main access road to the east and a lake to the west.

The design process is the architect’s exploration towards ‘Chinese and Modern’. Being quite different from western paintings, traditional Chinese paintings are more impressionistic and spiritual, which is called ‘Yi’. Yi is when the artist has achieved the spiritual parallel with the subject then manifests in the paintings. Inspired by such, the project architect tried to remove the common symbols that represent forms in traditional architecture, and with the much more in-depth understanding of the essence to depict the real Yi. Thereby, it allows the audience to resonate with the tradition internally at a much deeper level to thus, re-present tradition.

Through linear organization of courtyards, terraces, water, axis and framed views, the architecture hugs the natural mountain landform to create the contrast between open space and enclosed space, thereby form this experiential beauty of sequence. It is by such means, the building symbolically represents the ‘honesty, enclosure and open-ness, modesty and spiritual connection’ in traditional Chinese philosophy through a spatial experience. The design then reaches the spiritual parallel with the traditional Chinese painting.

The entire architecture is divided into east and west following the mountain body. The eastern gallery main hall has two floors. A cross shape skyline corridor subdivides the main hall into eight smaller spaces. There is a stairwell within the skyline corridor while the corridor is sequenced by a series of arches. Visitors would follow the designed sequence intuitively counter-clockwise starting from the first floor, then follow the stairs to second floor and come back down without repeating their pathes.

The residential portion of the project is designed with special noise cancelling technique. It serves a gallery for art collections. The exterior façade design has a very interest rhythm.

The western part of the site has abundant existing vegetation. The architect decided to use it for art studio. The design of this part emphasizes on the co-living environment between the architecture and the existing trees. There are also a few terraces with fantastic views to the lake.



































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Hangzhou Binjiang New Area / 滨江新区
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Historic block will join revived creative centers
19 March 2014
Shanghai Daily


Phoenix Creative International Park retains huge chimneys, rusty steel stairs and all kinds of obsolete factory equipment.

There are too many stories to tell about the block of Fenghuang Hill in the south of Hangzhou. It was the central point of the city when it was established over 1,400 years ago; it housed the central government 1,000 years ago when the city was a dynastic capital; and it became a state-owned tobacco factory once the PeopleÕs Republic of China was built.

However, the block gradually became suburban, and three years ago the factory moved. The block was almost empty.

But a fashionable mall, named Shining City 1157 (for the year the major government departments of the Southern Song Dynasty — 1127-1279 — officially started operations in what is now Hangzhou) was founded at the old tobacco factory. It is under construction and is expected to revive the prosperity of ancient downtown.

The entire factory and the nearby area covers 60,000 square meters and is to be developed into a complex of “crisscrossed Chinese-style lanes, and designed fashionably,” said Shen Xiao, deputy general manager of Hangzhou Ziyan Investment Co, the developer of the block.

He cites Shanghai’s Tian Zi Fang as a teaching example that “mixes Chinese culture and Western lifestyle very well.”

The revamp is organized jointly by the state-owned company and local government. The mall is expected to open next year.

Plans call for turning the old factory’s 9-meter-high first floor into an “indoor shopping zone crisscrossed with lanes,” and its second and third floors into a place of restaurants, bars, cafes and boutiques.

Transformation of old factories is not done in just one way in Hangzhou, as the city aims to establish itself a leading cultural and creative city in China.

In 2008, Hangzhou authorities proposed to build a “Creative Hangzhou,” and a key part of the brand building is a citywide transformation of old factories into creative industry parks.

The added value of the city’s cultural and creative industry amounted to 135.9 billion yuan (US$22.1 billion) last year.

Today Shanghai Daily tours other creative parks created from obsolete factories.

Jolo Fifth Creative Park

In Jolo Fifth, two four-floor orange buildings with graffiti-covered walls and modern interiors give barely a clue revealing their appearance three years ago: textile mill warehouses.

Situated on Genshan No. 3 Sub-Road, the creative park covers 10,000 square meters. The mills were adapted into a place more suitable for office use after adaption of power and water supplies.

So far 24 companies have moved in Jolo Fifth. And 22 among them run architectural design businesses, such as landscape design and interior design.

“Here the rent is lower, the area is spacious, and we are free to design the facade or paint on the walls. That is what we designers like about this,” an employee surnamed Cong said.

The park is not very large but to walk inside it refreshes your mind because of the novel design everywhere, such as meeting rooms containing a manmade white birch forest, with walls made from plants.

Also, at a stair corner and in front of Lisun Design, there’s a portrait of a man in a suit, with the man’s face on the ceiling and the body on the wall. “It is painted by disabled artists to present different views about the arts,” said Zhong Biao, vice president of Lisun Design.

Address: 5 Genshan No. 3 Sub-Road

Hemu 555

Some people are persistent, like Hangzhou local Jin Fangyong, who has collected over 10,000 vinyl records, and opened his vinyl workshop to share his collection in the old Huafeng Paper Mill, located at 555 Hemu Road in north Hangzhou.

Weathered walls and discarded machines make the place smell old, but the new firms, including JinÕs workshop, are eye-opening.

Jin rented a warehouse, averaging 8 meters tall, good for listening to music. JinÕs huge collection, in all kinds of styles including classical, rock and hip-hop, are waiting for fans. They are available for sale, from dozens of yuan to thousands of yuan. Jin’s customers are from home and abroad.

Also highlighted in his workshop, besides the music, are the furniture and design. Lockers for the records are made of used wood from a boathouse, and vessels used to hold paper pulp are still hanging from the ceiling and above people’s heads. Worn-out and rusty pipes are naturally the interior design.

In the creative park Hemu 555, other places, like photo studios and design firms, also deserve a look. And next to the park there is a food street.

Address: 555 Hemu Rd

Phoenix CreativeInternational Park

In Zhuantang Town in south Hangzhou there were just mountains and farms, but the entry of Xiangshan campus of the China Academy of Art and Phoenix Creative International Park have brought the town into the art world.

It is located in the 28,000sqm area formerly used for manufacturing and housing by the Shuangliu Concrete Factory and still retains huge chimneys, rusty steel stairs and all kinds of obsolete factory equipment. The former workshops are now offices and exhibition rooms.

The space, consisting of four huge cement barrels, is now a studio for design brand Hesign, run by famed Chinese designer He Jianping.

An old workshop is now a cartoon studio and exhibition room for Tsai Chih Chung, the renowned Taiwan cartoonist who spends a third of his time working and living in Hangzhou.

The space also hosts exhibitions by both mature designers and young college students.

Address: 1 Chuangyi Rd
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BEIJING, Apr. 4 (Xinhua) – The Qianjiang Economic Development Zone in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang province, plans to invest no less than 5 billion yuan to boost the development of the sensor industry in 2014-2016, the Xinhua-run China Securities Journal reported on Friday.

The economic development zone has formulated and begun to implement a series of supporting policies to build the Hangzhou national sensor industrial park, which is also called Qianjiang sensor valley.

It will use the 5 billion yuan to develop the industry and grant financial incentives and supports to sensor enterprises in the valley in terms of funds, house rents, exhibitions, certifications and talent.

Hangzhou started the construction of Qianjiang sensor valley in 2013. The first two stages of the construction, from 2013 to 2023, will cover 7,500 mu (500 hectares or 5 square km) of land, involve about 50 billion yuan of investment, and generate sales value of 160 billion yuan. In the third stage, the park's coverage will be expanded to 25 square km.
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Cities along canal eye new preservation
24 June 2014
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Relics-protection authorities along the Grand Canal see the listing of the world's longest artificial waterway as a World Cultural Heritage site as a new starting point for its preservation.

After Sunday's announcement that the canal had been designated by UNESCO, Hangzhou declared that the city will create a system to protect and manage the canal to ensure that it will survive for another 2,000 years.

Of the total 58 historical sites of the Grand Canal, 11 of them are in Hangzhou.


Gao Xiaohui, deputy director of the Hangzhou Grand Canal Protection Committee, said the city has made three promises regarding the protection of the canal.

"The city will not charge for any museums along or about the canal. The cultural relics will be protected from being ruined, and no company or individuals will be allowed to encroach on the public resources of the canal," he said.

Gao said the city will also make efforts to turn the canal into a world-class tourism spot.

"Getting listed as a World Heritage Site is not our ultimate goal. There is still a long way for us to go to protect the canal. Hangzhou will use this successful experience as a starting point to try to protect this cultural heritage generation after generation," he said.

The Grand Canal, the world's longest, reaches 1,776 kilometers to connect the Yangtze River with the Yellow River. Its oldest segments date to the 5th century BC.

Starting at Beijing, the canal first goes through Tianjin and then Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces to Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai.

Hangzhou's canal management started as early as the 1980s by linking the canal with the Qiantang River. Since 2002, canal renovation and protection has been listed among the top 10 construction projects for the city.

"To better protect the canal, we will speed up promoting legislation for heritage protection in Hangzhou," Gao said.

Xie Zhixiu, head of the Shandong Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, agreed that legislation is a good way to ensure preservation "in a sustainable way with the ultimate aim of benefiting people".

Shandong, which is home to 15 historical sites of the country's total 58, is the first province that has created regulations to protect the historical sites along the Grand Canal.

Effective since October, the regulations state that no projects will be constructed in protected areas except those necessary for flood control, channel dredging, facilities maintenance and water transportation that are approved by authorities.

The province is working on a plan that builds the canal into an attraction featuring strong historical culture - one jewel in a necklace sparkling with historical sites, Xie said.

Gu Feng, the honorary curator of Yangzhou Museum, which is located in one of the main riverside cities along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, said that joint efforts of the provinces are essential.

Zhu Minyang, mayor of Yangzhou, said that the environment around the canal has been greatly improved during the eight years of waiting for the world heritage designation.
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Hangzhou and Suzhou Lose Shine Among Real Estate Investors -- WSJ Blog
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"Heaven above, and Suzhou and Hangzhou below," goes an old Chinese saying, one that helps draw tourists to marvel at the former's gardens and the latter's West Lake.

But it appears that these two cities have recently lost some of their charm among real estate investors, due to a supply glut of office buildings and apartments.

According to a ranking of investment prospects of 36 of China's largest cities by the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research organization, Suzhou in Jiangsu province fell to seventh place this year from second place last year.

Hangzhou -- the capital city of Zhejiang province and home to many entrepreneurs as well as the headquarters of Alibaba Group Holding -- slid to 10 place from fifth place last year.

The ranking came from the results of a survey of 107 respondents conducted in April and early May this year, as China's housing market started to see major headwinds. The respondents include foreign and domestic investment managers, property developers, bankers and real estate service providers.

Shanghai, China's financial hub, retained its top position, followed by Shenzhen, Beijing and Guangzhou, the first time in the four years of the survey that the four tier one cities in China ranked highest for investment prospects.

Suzhou, about an hour's drive west of Shanghai, is suffering from oversupply in office buildings, especially in the Suzhou Industrial Park, said the report.

The report cited an investor's experience on a recent work visit to the Suzhou Industrial Park. "Our host joked that we were welcome to use office space in the same office building for free if we set up a company in Suzhou. There are so many empty office units in the building."

More than two million square meters of office space are scheduled to be completed in the next two years, the report added.

For Hangzhou, it's the lackluster housing market that is pouring cold water on investment appetite. Property developers have introduced substantial price cuts on residential projects, driven by a need to cut down inventory as construction of homes outpaced demand in recent years. According to data provider E-house China, housing inventories rose more than 30% in May in Hangzhou from a year earlier.

Hangzhou's government put up a large amount of land for sale in recent years at expensive prices, and there is a possibility that developers may lose money on projects they have to sell for cheap, the report cited an unnamed developer as saying.

Shanghai-listed property developer Poly Real Estate Group recently put up red promotion posters around the city for Charming Land, one of its housing projects in Hangzhou's suburbs. Poly is offering zero down payments, zero monthly payments and zero interest rates, allowing homebuyers to defer making the minimum 30% down payment to next year, according to the posters.

Poly's Hangzhou office did not respond to repeated calls for comment. At a recent visit to the Charming Land showroom, the place was void of people except for sales staff dressed in Brazil's yellow soccer jerseys.
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