Industrial legacy and the future of Chinese cities
Maria Paola Repellino
Repellino, Maria Paola. 2020. “Industrial legacy and the future of Chinese cities” UrbanNext, March 16, 2020.
“Capital Steel Group (Shougang) has transferred steel production from Beijing to Caofeidian port of Tangshan city (Hebei Province). Pearl River Piano has moved piano production away from the centre of Guangzhou, locating it within a new cluster dedicated to advanced manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta area. Shougang and Pearl River Piano are two examples that re-articulate the syntax between architecture, city and production, revealing how much the change of production processes contributes to the definition of spaces in contemporary China.”