Urban design study of the new urban area south of the city of Pingyao and realization of public spaces
800 kilometers south-west of Beijing, Pingyao is one of the most ancient cities in China where bank notes where first invented in the 12th century.
Protected by six kilometers of ramparts, the city conserved its palaces, temples and traditional houses inherited from the different dynasties which valued her being listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997.
Invited to develop a new mixed district along the south gateway axis, Anthony Bechu suggested these 71.2 hectares to be develop in two districts based on a contemporary grid around the two existing citadels that the project would bring back to life.
The landscape design enhances the historic city and emphasizes the entranceway axis while providing an eco-responsible green buffer that links natural spaces (Ping Yun water reserve) with the old neighbouring villages.