Ming Chang Wu Zhi Qiao
Site Location – Xinchang Village, Ziyun County, Anshun City
Site Background – First built in the Qing Dynasty, the stone bridge is located at the village hub with historical function to gather villagers. In local villagers’ eyes, it is an icon of their village. However, due to the lack of proper maintenance, it was broken under heavy rain in 2005.
The Need – Redevelopment of the existing stone bridge can help perserve the bridge, enhance the function and enironment of the site.
Villagers Benefited – 1895 nos (about 600 students)
Project Highlights – With its architectural conservation value, the project team has proposed the following Redevelopment Plan:
– Stabilise existing bridge
– Connect the broken edge
– Redevelop the site with continuous pavement linking surrounding areas
Project Team – Teacher and student team from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chongqing University (CQU)
Project Sponsor – Chan Chong Charitable Foundation
Project team finished surface paving for the bridge in early Aug.
Completion ceremony was held on 22 Aug.
HKU and CQU conducted the 2nd survey trip in Apr.
Click here for progress report.
A preliminary bridge model design was exhibited at the Wu Zhi Qiao Charity Gala Dinner on 25 Jan 2008.
Click here for design details.