2016 China 7th Industrial Heritage Forum

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The transformation and utilization of industrial heritage is not a new topic. Projects such as M50 and 800 show have been successfully activated, with pearls and jade first, but there are no shortage of rough copyists later. In the current historical conditions and context, how to respect and reuse industrial heritage? Does the industrial heritage in the central and fringe areas of the metropolis require different revitalization strategies? What kind of challenges does this pose to the role of architects?
With these questions in mind, Ms. Wang Fang, the co-founder of logon, was invited to attend the "2016 Seventh Industrial Heritage Symposium" to share the ten years of logon's exploration and logon LAB's research. The 800 show and the Shanghai Museum of Glass, designed by logon, represent the two paradigms of urban core and non-core areas. The architects proposed two completely different solutions. Perhaps it is not appropriate to use the term "paradigm". Every project has its own unique context, and replication cannot bring about successful activation.

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This seminar is organized by the Industrial Architectural Heritage Academic Committee of the Architectural Society of China, the Industrial Heritage Committee of the Chinese Cultural Heritage Society, the Industrial Heritage Department of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Cities Committee, the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, and the Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute jointly organized.
There are three keynote reports in the seminar: Shan Jixiang, President of the Chinese Society of Cultural Relics and Dean of the Palace Museum, "Inheritance and Watch: An Analysis of the Contemporary Practice of the Artisan Spirit of the Palace Museum", "TICCIH and Industrial Heritage on the Global Stage" by Patrick Edward Martin, Chairman of the International Industrial Heritage Protection Committee, and "Shanghai Industrial Heritage Protection and Utilization" by Wu Jiang, Executive Vice President of Tongji University.

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The seminar was divided into six topics: planning and design, domestic and foreign comparisons, case studies, related issues, related theories, and railway heritage. On the basis of previous case investigations and academic research, a new interdisciplinary perspective from the concept, composition identification, value interpretation, heritage types, military heritage, rural industrial heritage, industrial architectural design offices and architects, architectural technology, etc. of industrial heritage. Conducted a more extensive and in-depth discussion on industrial heritage, further expanded the research field, and fully demonstrated the latest results of the investigation, research and protection of China’s industrial heritage.
The seminar organized two inspection routes, visiting Sixing Warehouse, Yangpu Riverside Landscape Reconstruction Demonstration Section, Yangshupu Riverside Planning Exhibition Hall, International Fashion Center, Fuli Clothing Factory Creative Park, and the other route including International Industrial Design Center and Zhongchengzhi Valley, Peninsula 1919, the Shanghai Museum of Glass designed by logon Luoang, etc., share Shanghai’s industrial heritage and transformation process.

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