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Organic Renewal and Cultural Inheritance of Chinese Modern Campuses: The Place-Making of Yan Yuan, Peking University

Qi Zhang1 Enchang Zhang2
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1 China Architecture Design and Research Group, China
2 Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2020 , 2(2), 1–13; https://doi.org/10.36922/jcau.v2i2.75
Submitted: 25 February 2019 | Accepted: 28 March 2022 | Published: 22 April 2022
© 2020 by the Author(s). Licensee AccScience Publishing, Singapore. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

In recent years, with a continuous increase in the number of college students in China, the limits to the campus land use and the needs for improved functions have become more and more paradoxical, especially for traditional campuses. The problems caused by this issue are acute. The research and practice of campus renewal for time-honoured campuses, such as Peking University (PKU), are of great significance for both its renewal and reconstruction. In this report, the creation of a pleasant learning environment in a traditional Chinese campus was theoretically and practically explored through the two real projects of the Centennial Memorial Hall and the Humanities Buildings in Yan Yuan of Peking University. Multiple possibilities of organic upgrades and cultural inheritance of the campus were sought by offering open spaces, and indoor and outdoor spaces, to meet the functional requirements, meanwhile, creating a growth-based campus environment and continuing cultural inheritance in the hope of inspiring the creation of contemporary campus environment based on tradition.

Keywords
modern campus
space design
Peking University
organic renewal
cultural inheritance
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Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, Electronic ISSN: 2717-5626, Print ISSN: TBA, Published by AccScience Publishing