[Fenghuang Ancient Village] Project of Fenghuang Cultural Tourist Village, Bao'an District

2017.09.05

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Nestling at the foot of Fenghuang Mountain in Fuyong Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Fenghuang Ancient Village boasts a history of over 700 years and is the place where descendants of Wen Tianxiang, a national hero in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), live and thrive. There are more than 60 well-preserved residential buildings remaining from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which are valuable and rich in historical and cultural significance. However, during the process of integrating into the overall development of Shenzhen, great challenges emerge, threatening the Village’s traditional architecture style and its historical and cultural environment. Inspired by the concept of “Culture+ Tourism+ New Urbanization” in Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) and adhering to the principles of shared benefits and win-win cooperation, OCT and Bao’an District Government signed a cooperation framework agreement to develop and operate Fenghuang Cultural Tourist Village, a 6 km2 area centering Fenghuang Ancient Village. Therefore, Shenzhen Center for Public Art was invited by OCT to jointly explore the development and operation model of Fenghuang Cultural Tourist Village, to solve the problems of high-density in built-up areas, to activate its historical and cultural characteristics, and to integrate high-quality resources, so as to improve the environment and unleash the development potential.