Reflections on Architectural Heritage Conservation in Shanghai
Built Heritage volume 1, pages 1–13 (2017)
Research on the last 30 years of architectural heritage conservation in Shanghai would highlight the establishment of both a preliminary system for heritage classification and gradation, as well as an authorised heritage institution framework. During the course of this process, different conservation methodologies and models (restorations, additions, relocations, extensions and reconstructions) have been put into practice according to the actual situation of the historic architecture of Shanghai. An overall view shows how architectural heritage conservation in Shanghai has undergone three different phases—initial; experimental; and the deepening conservation phase, on which a fundamental step was given in 2002, when the Shanghai Municipal Government issued the ‘Legislation for the Conservation of Historical Areas and Heritage Architecture in Shanghai’, creating a conservation system that is participated by the authorities, academic institutions, design institutions and construction companies. The article also stresses the need to provide for a special system of architectural heritage conservation in Shanghai, acknowledging the specificity of its cultural heritage, administrative system, legislation, codes, building technologies and materials; as well as its particular historical situation.
Buroen, Ernest. 2003. Illustrated Dictionary of Architectural Preservation. New York: McGraw-Hill.
CAUP (College of Architecture and Urban Planning Tongji University). 2009. Research on Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press.
Chang, Qing. 2005. Metropolitan Starts from Here: Research on the Bund Section of Nanjing Road in Shanghai. Shanghai: Tongji University Press.
Chang, Qing. 2009. Regeneration of Historical Environment: Historical Consciousness and Design Exploration. Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press.
Fan, Wenbing. 2004. Conservation and Innovation of Shanghai Li-Long. Shanghai: Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers.
Gamewell, Mary, Ninde. 1916. The Gateway to China: Pictures of Shanghai. New York: Fleming H. Reuell Co.
Jokilehto, Jukka. 1999. A History of Architectural Conservation. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Master Plan of Shanghai City: 1999–2020. 2001.
Planning and Management of Conservation of Historical Cultural Landscape Area. 2007. Shanghai: Tongji University Press.
Shanghai Housing and Land Resources Administration. 2005. Compilation of Laws and Regulations for the Conservation of Outstanding Historic Architecture in Shanghai City.
Wu, Jiang, and Wang, Lin. 2007. Evolution of Urban Planning in Shanghai. Shanghai: Tongji University Press.
Rights and permissions
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
About this article
Cite this article
Zheng, S. Reflections on Architectural Heritage Conservation in Shanghai. Built Heritage 1, 1–13 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03545665
- historical architecture
- conservation methodology and model
- architectural heritage
- stylistic restoration
- protective restoration