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NewsNews • 25 Jan 2021

Restoration of 12 historic structures helps to preserve the collective memory of a village

Dongximen Village in Tai’an Shandong is a historic village that despite its natural beauty has been suffering from depopulation and economic depression. As part of a masterplan that aims to provide a sustainable jump-start for eco-tourism in the region, 12 historical structures have been renovated by gad · line+ studio. The masterplan also includes new housing, a wellness retreat and visitor centre.  zystudio The site is a typical sloping village with dense vegetation. A small river runs through it and reaches the top of the village, with views to Mount Tai in the distance. When the project started, no villagers were living on the site, leaving only a dozen groups of stone houses, some broken stone walls and a s... More