Urban Renewal and Tansformation of Weihai Old Port
ARCHITECTURA DESIGN & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY CO., LTD
Built in 1918，Weihai Port was the first commercial port in the city of Weihai, a famous coastal defense fortress in China. After almost a hundred years of changes, in 2013, the Port was moved to its new location, leaving the former site idled.In few years, building a “refined city” and renewing the central old town have been enormously emphasized in Weihai, rendering the old port an important anchor point in this process. The design was initially started focusing on the vacant site, to sew the gap in the waterfront public space, to provide a linkage between water and land, and to highlight the city’s past and future.