CHINA WEIRD ARCHITECTURE

CHINA WEIRD ARCHITECTURE

--FILE--Night view of the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in Huzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province, 13 July 2015. No more "weird" architecture, gated communities or illegal structures will be built on the mainland, according to an urban blueprint released by the central government on Sunday (21 February 2016). The directive from the State Council came two months after leaders met for the Central Urban Work Conference, which ended with a commitment to tackle urban ills such as pollution, public safety and traffic jams. The last time the mainland held such a meeting was in 1978, when only 18 per cent of the population lived in towns and cities. That figure had increased to 55 per cent – or 750 million people – by the end of last year. The directive demands that urban architecture be "suitable, economic, green and pleasing to the eye", in contrast to the "oversized, xenocentric, weird" buildings devoid of character or cultural heritage that have sprung up in mainland cities – a trend President Xi Jinping said reflected "a lack of cultural confidence and some city officials' distorted attitudes about political achievements".(Imaginechina via AP Images)

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July 13, 2015 04:00:00 AM
February 22, 2016 04:00:21 AM
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