A group that focuses specifically on Pingyao, a well-preserved Han Chinese city that nevertheless faces a host of modern threats.
Latest Activity: Mar 30
Started by Global Heritage Network Sep 5, 2012.
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Tags: courtyards, GHF, China, Pingyao
Click here to see the newly released UNESCO Pingyao Courtyard Conservation Guidelines.
@Vincent: one problem was people's lack of aesthetic sense about a historic complex
One of the big challenges are new constructions that support the historic architecture but also threaten to supplant it. Pingyao needs more examples like the GHF restorations that demonstrate how existing historic buildings can be used for offices, homes, hotels and so forth. Otherwise people will just keep building "fake antiques"
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