Ruins•Rebirth - Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition
Задача конкурсантов – разработать проекты по регенерации китайской деревни Дунцзин-юй. Конкурс ставит целью возрождение сельской местности страны, возвращение к ее культурным традициям, сохранение исторического наследия. Планируется, что в будущем деревня станет площадкой для проведения различных выставок и мероприятий, связанных с искусством.
The “RUINS•REBIRTH” Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition is co-organized by China Building Centre (CBC), Yuyang Township Government and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. As a point of departure for Dongjingyu Village’s regeneration masterplan, this competition seeks to respond to the rural revival movement across China and explore the local culture and charm of the Village. Professionals in landscape, planning, architecture and art as well as individuals of cross-disciplinary thinking from all parts of the world are invited to delve into the rustic wisdom and human relationship with nature embodied in the place.It is hoped that with sustained efforts of landscape and cultural intervention, the village will be transformed into a picturesque locus engaging a vibrant and diverse community, which will also contribute to the country’s rural revival endeavors and development of a new rural society.
The Dongjing Valley Village is at the Ji County, the only mountainous area in the Tianjin municipality and an hour’s drive from Beijing Capital International Airport .It is home to a cluster of vernacular stone dwellings of extraordinary design and layout, interspersed among grotesque rocks, primeval trees and rare plants. Not only is the village acclaimed for its primordial landscape and the stunning beauty of nature, It marks the beginning of the stratotype section of the Middle and Upper proterozoic Erathem some 800 to 1800 million years ago, a virtual topographical chronicle for us to minutely pore over. The Dongjingyu Village boasts locational advantages and idiosyncratic landscape. As habitat for a traditional Chinese rural community it witnessed farmers’ simple way of making a living from the land. Decades of abandonment further turned it into captivating ruins and now, it seems to make perfect sense to reclaim this unique place through the power of design.
With galvanizing Tianjin tourism and improving the ‘rural quality of life in mind, the “RUINS•REBIRTH” Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition is developed on the greatest respect for the status quo and historical resonance of the abandoned village. The idea is to undercut its functional and professional aspects while underscoring the phenomenon of the place per se by conceiving an “open exhibition” on it. Reflections on the sense of place is highly regarded, and participants are encouraged to reactivate the reciprocal relationship and mutual influence between design and the site, and to generate a synergy that recreates the Dongjingyu Village,in the philosophical sense and in a human scale, as an extension of men’s will and the genius loci.
The Future Dongjingyu Village
The abandoned situation of the village itself is considered worthy of preservation. It is expected that gradually Nature will take over the place again. There is going to be annual art activities that turns the cherished ruins into a site of open exhibition, to celebrate the intervention through art and design. Those winning entries that are actually built will be cautiously introduced to the site until the arrival of new built proposals in the next year. The Dongjingyu Village will be transformed into an urban public exhibition space, a large-scale exhibit in its own right to boost the quality of life and urban vitality.