A conference aimed at promoting the
protection and industrial development of ancient architecture kicked off
Thursday in Huangshan, a city in east China's Anhui Province, famous
for its Hui-style architecture.
450 representatives, including experts and scholars from UNESCO, the
Palace Museum, China Construction Industry Association as well as
businesspersons from relevant industries, attended the opening ceremony.
event, first of its kind in Huangshan, includes a keynote conference, a
forum on the development of Hui-style ancient architecture and
architectural skills, business matchmaking and field trips.
by Huangshan City, an industry alliance of ancient architectures was
established at the conference, including 10 cities such as Hangzhou of
Zhejiang Province, Yangzhou of Jiangsu Province and more.
has many well-preserved Hui-style buildings dating back to the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties that feature black roof tiles
and white walls with exquisite wood, stone and brick carvings.
The two popular villages of Xidi and Hongcun were listed as world cultural heritage sites for their ancient Hui-style buildings.
is also striving to build a digital database of ancient buildings that
includes photos, videos and design papers. More than 56,300 photos
covering 8,037 ancient Hui-style architectures have been collected so
far, according to local authorities.
market size of China's ancient architecture industry has increased at
an average annual rate of over 15 percent in recent years from
approximately 61.6 billion yuan (about 9.5 billion U.S. dollars) in
2015, according to a report on the investment prospect of China's
ancient architecture industry.
Over 4.4 billion yuan has been invested to protect and utilize local ancient architectures in Huangshan since 2014.
are more than 200 companies that are involved in the ancient
architecture industry in Huangshan, and they are becoming stronger day
by day. We will spare no effort to inherit and promote these
architectural skills, and achieve integrated development of various
fields such as planning, design, research and construction," said Ling
Yun, Party chief of Huangshan City. Enditem