Macao, a strategically important commercial port for the development of international trade in the Chinese territory, has become a Portuguese settlement in the mid-sixteenth century, only to be returned to China 1999. "historic center of Macao" is made up of a number of places ancient city suburb that testify a unique example of assimilation and co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. Counted in the list of World Heritage sites in 2005, it represents the architectural legacy of the cultural heritage of the city. By using physical installation and digital communication, the exhibition will provide the opportunity to interactively analyze how we can learn from these "old" buildings and the current Macau urban context in a "new", exploring the 'idea of the redevelopment of the historic spaces for residential uses. Illustrating a series of recent renovation and redevelopment projects, as well as showing the traditional building techniques (perhaps long forgotten) and local materials rediscovered, re-used and applied during the rebuilding process today and in the past, you could include the East-West relations coexistence of architectural approaches and the old Town.
Macao, a lucrative port of strategic Importance in the development of international trade in Chinese territory, Became a Portuguese settlement in the mid-16th century and returned to China in 1999. The "Historic Centre of Macao" is a collection of a series of locations in the old city center That witness the unique assimilation and coexistence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005 and Represents the architectural legacies of the city's cultural heritage. This interactive exhibition Provides the opportunity to review how we can learn from the "old" buildings and the existing urban context of Macao into a "new" way. The exhibition explores the idea for reconditioning historical spaces for domestic use. By presenting a series of recent restoration and regeneration projects, as well as displaying the traditional (perhaps disappearing) building techniques and local materials That are being rediscovered, reused and applied During the re-making process in the past and present days, one might be incendio understand the coexisting and east-west relationships between the architectural approaches and the Historic Centre.
Promoter: Instituto Cultural do Governo by RAE de Macau (ICM)
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