China Foshan, the third largest city in Guangdong province, is famous for being one of China’s leading art and science centers. Foshan Lingnan Tiandi is located next to Foshan Ancient Temple, which was built during the Song Dynasty and dates back more than 900 years. It is a large-scale self-adaptive and regenerative historic preservation development project with native tropical plants, intelligent and interesting water features, tree-lined boulevards and event spaces to create a charming atmosphere that integrates entertainment, work and shopping.
The space in between is made up of former factories, shops and houses on Old Tung Wah Lane, the birthplace of ceramic art, authentic Cantonese cuisine and martial arts.
A huge commercial success, this $300 million project demonstrates what a modern Chinese metropolis can achieve. In order to bring good in this new era in China, we must find ways to connect with the psychological and practical needs of people in contemporary society. It’s always a challenge.