6th Holcim Awards 2020/21

218 Shajing Ancient Fair is the largest existing historical district in Shenzhen with a particularly rich architectural heritage. With 500,000 residents, the subdistrict is the most densely populated area of the city. Despite the significant sociological and aesthetic values embedded, many historical sites in this district are at risk of being demolished because of their advanced state of decay. The intervention on Shajing’s Longjin River district described by this proposal shows that an alternative to demolition exists – and resides in a careful combination of preservation and rejuvenation actions. Architectural, landscape and interior design projects are proposed Holcim Awards Gold 2014 Asia Pacific Ancient Rejuvenation Urban revitalisation as alternative to demolition Shenzhen, China Silver 20 i Global Holcim Awards finalist update page 248