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Special rchitectural designs colour the city - a visit to Wukang Road in Shanghai

22.9.2015 | lifestyle.
Cindy

Cindy

Project Delivery - Summer Intern

The specially-designed museums and theatres will cluster in the West Kowloon Cultural District. They are to rescue the metropolitan from the monotone.

 

I remembered that when I was in Shanghai, I visited the Wukang Road where a number of classical buildings locate. Apart from the historical and cultural value of the buildings, their unique old-school appearances also bring colours to the city and attracts tourists. Below shows some of the features of Wukang Road.

No.393 Wukang Road. Xuhui Historical Building Art Centre

No.393 Wukang Road. Xuhui Historical Building Art Centre

a is the former residence of Huang Xing, a well-known revolutionist. Now it acts as a tourist information centre introducing the old buildings in Shanghai to the tourists. The Centre houses some models of the old buildings to let visitors have a glimpse of their architectural desgins.

 

No.210 Wukang Road. Romeo’s Balcony.

No.210 Wukang Road. Romeo’s Balcony.

South to Wukang Road. Normandy Apartment Building. (Source: http://www.shanghaipathways.com/content/wukang-road-exploration)

South to Wukang Road. Normandy Apartment Building. (Source: http://www.shanghaipathways.com/content/wukang-road-exploration)

Normandy Apartment Building. There is a continuous classical arcade on the ground level which is in the Romanesque architectural style.

Normandy Apartment Building. There is a continuous classical arcade on the ground level which is in the Romanesque architectural style.

While the West Kowloon Cultural District is different in the sense that its buildings are modern, I believe that the WKCD will similarly stand out and the assembly of structures of creative and artistic designs will be a big selling point attracting people who appreciate architectures.

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