The rejuvenation of an ancient village merges history and life
Vision Master Plan
An ancient village, on the outskirts of a major Chinese city, was identified as a potential site to create a living historical destination. The concept combined historical sites, living museums and working farms and shops with multi-media experiences, retail and dining concepts and street performance - all developed around the changing agricultural seasons and yearly festivals.
The living museum on a series of canals would co-exist with the local population, so that modern village market life lives side by side with the traditions and lives of villages from the Qing period on.