Tourist Quarter “Chinese-Baroque” of Dao Way District in Harbin City: experience, problems and perspectives of renovation.
1 The Research Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning Theory and History affiliate of Central Scientific Research and Desighn Institute of Ministry of Housing and Building in Russia, 105264 7-ya Parkovaya str. 21a, Moscow, Russia
2 Harbin Institute of Technology. Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT, China Post Index 150 001, Huanghe Road 73, Nangang District, Harbin City, China
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This article analyzes results of an unique experience of the Dao Wai historic district renovation project in Harbin of the 2010th. It includes an interpretation of the stylistic features of the Dao Wai building. Also, there was made a presumptive conclusion about the origins of the “Chinese Baroque”, which is now famous Dao Wai, combining European order architecture and far Eastern decorative tradition. Presumptive conclusion was based on the construction area observing in 2011-2016 and on the Chinese sources. As a result of renovation, there was formed a new public space with high tourism potential. Social value and status of the Dao Wai has significantly grown. The significant cost increase of real estate and provided services is an essential consequence of the gentrification method. There are were noted increased problems of the native people forced to move from the center to the outskirts of the city. Also, this article analyzes the current stage of the second phase design of Dao Wai renovation project and the perspectives for its implementation.
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