Shijia Hutong, Beijing, China, Regeneration
Hutongs are a form of traditional city grid pattern unique to China. Essentially a long, narrow street, a hutong is made up of a series of courtyards called siheyuan, joined side by side to one another. The narrow width and strong walls with decorated gateways are unique to Chinese architecture.
In April 2010, we were invited by the Shijia Community Centre to conduct a collaborative workshop in the Shijia Hutong. With financial support from the Prince’s Charities Foundation (PCF) the workshop was intended to identify issues affecting residents and propose interventions to help the Hutong.
This project is
- Traditional Chinese architecture
- Shijia Community Centre