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Hutong revival in Dashilar

Date: 2014.10.13 Editor: Evelyn Shi

The Pilot Project, in collaboration with Beijing Design Week is undergoing recently in Dashilar. The project aims to improve the quality of life there and revitalize the Hutong community by working with urban planners, architects, designers and artists.



Among the latter's 28 efforts, many address the regeneration of the old courtyard houses in Hutong community. As people are moving out of the courtyard, there are more empty houses in the hutongs, many of which are in poor condition. To make use of these houses without damaging their original structure or disturbing the people living nearby, the project will renovate the courtyard house in an unprecedented way.