Structure is the foundation of a metropolis and the architectural heritage in trendy Shanghai displays the distinctive range of town’s tradition. An ongoing particular exhibition in Minhang Museum has been recalling reminiscences of centuries in the past.
Themed “Renovation of Shanghai: Architectural Heritage in Fashionable Occasions”, the exhibition, attracting many structure followers, shows 86 items of architectural heritage from completely different occasions throughout Shanghai. Amongst them, 48 are authentic items.
Pictured above is a restored mannequin of “Panlong Zaojing” (Coiled Dragon Caisson Ceiling) in Shanghai’s Service provider Transport Corridor. In Chinese language structure, a caisson ceiling is within the higher a part of the room and within the form of an umbrella cowl. Supported by delicate and interlocking “dougong brackets”, it symbolizes the chic of the heaven. A caisson ceiling is normally embellished with colourful work and reliefs.
It is a colourful lion-shaped corbel in Huizhou from the mid-Qing Dynasty.
This image exhibits the renovation strategy of plaster moulding on a constructing’s ceiling. After reducing off the broken half, artisans would mould the moulding and make a brand new one, after which set up it to the world beneath restore.
Earliest seen in Western architectural ornament, stained glass is usually utilized in buildings like church buildings. In Shanghai, folks can discover stained glass painted with biblical tales in Xujiahui Catholic Church and Sheshan Catholic Church. Apart from, backyard residences just like the Former Residence of Rong Zongjing and No. 3 Baoqing Street (a backyard villa described as Shanghai’s No.1 Non-public Backyard Residence) additionally characteristic stained glass.
Pictured is the unique piece of a gargoyle in Xujiahui Catholic Church. The church has 79 gargoyles in complete, lined in three rows. In keeping with specialists’ inference, gargoyles had been initially designed for using drainage: when the rainfall is small, water will run from the neck of the gargoyle; if there’s a heavy rainfall, water will run from the animal’s neck and mouth.
The image exhibits the plain roof tiles manufactured from pink clay used for a constructing throughout 1922 and 1923.
That is the green-colored glazed cylindrical tiles within the Sure’ Backyard (constructed by racecourse magnate Ye Yiquan within the 1910s).
Wood staircase columns of a home in Alley 251, Quantity One Shimen Rd, are additionally on show.
The exhibit is a horse head ornament for stair railings within the Shanghai Race Membership.
It is a hearth within the Caos’ Residence on No. 2, Alley 251, Quantity One Shimen Rd.
Carrying a security helmet and shuffling between the scaffolding, architectural staff dedicate themselves to reviving the glory of historical buildings.
The exhibition is working from December 19, 2020 to April 20, 2021. Because it was enlisted as a nationwide well-known historic and cultural metropolis 34 years in the past, Shanghai boasts 1,058 gadgets of “heritage structure” and three,435 cultural immovable relics.
Deal with: 1538 Xinzhen Rd, Minhang District, Shanghai
Date: December 19, 2020—April 20, 2021
Opening hours: 10:00am-3:00pm, from Tuesday by Sunday
Reservations might be made by way of “Minhang Museum” WeChat. (Please dial 021-64880567 if over ten folks.)
Numbers of tourists: as much as 1,000 individuals/day
(Images by Bai Kelin)