One successful and unusual example of how to reactivate a rural area can be found in the county of Songyang in the southeast of China. A high-speed railway line provided a connection to the city, while fast internet and, in particular, architectural interventions in the villages led to revitalisation and a new sense of identity in the Chinese county. Which parallels and differences exist between the situation in Austria and China? What can we learn from each other?
Tiantian Xu, DnA_Design and Architecture Beijing Office/ China
Philippe Narval, General Secretary European Forum Alpbach, Vienna/A
Moderators: Kerstin Faber, IBA-Thüringen & Beate Engelhorn, Director HDA
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