Posted on 10 November 2023 by Bingchuan Wang
I come from Chengdu, Sichuan, China, one of the most rapidly growing cities in modern China. I was born in a period of rapid development. Consequently, I have grown up with the constant renewal and expansion of the city, seeing the creation of various steel and concrete landmarks; however, I also regret that traditional historical buildings have been destroyed, as their presence was considered by the planners of the time to be an obstacle to the development of the modern city. However, in my personal opinion, traditional historical buildings are also one of the witnesses of the city and they deserve to be preserved. This is because the fact that the historic buildings are not only a collection of experiences from the past, but they also hold the fond memories of generations of people. Thus, I wanted to explore ways of dealing with the relationship between modern cities and traditional architecture.