Paola Brunori, Elisabetta Pallottino

The Xīyáng Lóu's ruins

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&e Authors present the study and the preliminary project for the development and restoration of the western buildings area (Xīyáng Lóu) of the Yuánmíng Yuán Park in Beijing. &e plan is part of a cooperation agreement between Chinese and Italian Institutions carried on in 2009. &e Xīyáng Lóu was designed and built for emperor Qianlong by Jesuit experts, aligning figurative episodes along a monumental walk, ordered according the rules of western perspective, where buildings hybridize classical and Chinese architecture. A@er the destruction in 1860 and the following events, since 1998 the Park is designated as a UNESCO heritage site. &e project aims to define correct paths and visual points that could allow a fruition more suited to the ancient context and a better understanding of original values, proposing a reorganization of the vegetation and limited anastylosis and restoration of architectural remains to improve the understanding of that which was one of the most interesting intercultural dialogue experiments in history.

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