In 2020, the Changan Chongtou Community Beautiful Village Characteristic Continuous Demonstration Project designed by Dongda will be fully completed, among which the old village and the factory are two important areas. The old village is located in the core area of the community and is an important place for villagers to live and produce. Before the reconstruction, the old village was seriously hollowed out, and a large number of old buildings fell into disrepair and became dilapidated houses. The narrow inner roadway and a large number of civilian buildings wild growth leads to the extreme lack of public space, poor sanitary conditions, exposed drainage on the ground, the mix of rainwater and polluted water in sewer and poor quality of living environment. The factory buildings in the factory area are old and the electric wires are disorderly. The public space is completely occupied by the parking. There are many miscellaneous illegal structures, which have great safety risks.
▼改造后旧村片区的口袋公园，The pocket park in the old village area after the transformation ©ACF
Old Village Area: Through sorting out the problems on the site, the design considers the idea of the old village reconstruction from the overall perspective, which is neither a one-size-fits-all idea of demolition and construction, nor a simple environmental improvement. The basic pattern of the existing old village should be fully respected, existing resource elements should be sorted out, and the micro-transformation idea of “acupuncture and moxibustion” should be used to connect points with lines and connect lines with surface for improvement. The old alleys will be connected to form the main landscape line inside the old village. Some dilapidated houses will be demolished to release some public Spaces, and “pocket parks” with their own characteristics will be built. The originally crowded space has the possibility of breathing.
▼农耕文化公园，Farming Cultural Pocket park ©ACF
▼改造前村内节点，Before renovation ©东大设计
The design focuses on the use of local elements and materials, using the original building materials left over from the demolition into the renovation process. Focusing on cultural inheritance, the original broken wall and well were retained as the continuation of site memory, and the original supply and marketing cooperatives were also restored as the historical mark of red culture. Interesting wall painting, exquisite greening, and clean laneway space outline the fireworks of the old village. The memory of the site is preserved, and the broken walls of the original buildings and the village waterscape are extended as design elements. Combined with the trumpet decoration with a sense of time memory, it pays tribute to the past life scenes. The original supply and marketing cooperatives, as the historical mark of red culture, were restored and preserved, and the pavilion was reformed as a whole in combination with the current situation. After the transformation of the landscape pavilion and supply and marketing cooperatives together to form a red culture exhibition space.
▼生活公园改造后，Life Pocket park after transforming ©ACF
▼ 供销社改造后，SMC after transforming ©ACF
▼构筑/植物/铺装全要素提升，Construction/plant/pavement total factor upgrade ©ACF
▼乡土材料运用，Renovation of the original pavilion with native materials ©ACF
The original intention of the transformation was to increase the happiness index of the villagers. The old people had a place to gather and chat, and the children had a place to do their homework after school temporarily. The lively and lovely paintings and exquisite greening make the old village decorated with a different kind of warmth.
▼石桌上做作业的小学生，Pupils doing homework on stone table ©ACF
Before renovation, space occupied by parking and illegal construction ©东大设计
Factory area: The design releases public space by demolishing illegal structures to create a centralized leisure activity area. After the transformation, the factory area takes on a new look. The image of key buildings is remolded through special-shaped perforated aluminum plate and weathering steel plate packaging. The original standard workshop is refreshed with exterior paint, and the delicate greening makes the office environment more ecological and natural.
Removal of illegal buildings, integration of the original road to form a leisure space ©ACF
▼多功能的休闲活动场地，Multifunctional leisure activity venue ©ACF
▼高品质的办公环境，High-quality office environment ©ACF
Special-shaped perforated aluminum plate outsourcing factory comprehensive service building, combined with wall refreshing to form a “joint factory” external display image
▼改造后的服务中心建筑，Service Center Building after transformation ©ACF
▼焕然一新的厂区形象，A brand-new factory image ©ACF
摄影： ACF /东大（深圳）设计有限公司
Project name：Upgrading project of old village and factory area of chongtou community
Project location: Changan Town, Dongguan City, Chong Tou Community
Project size：The old village area covers about 6.7 hectares, and the factory area about 1.5 hectares
Design: DONGDA (SHENZHEN) DESIGN CO., LTD.
Design year & Completion Year: 2018-2019 & 2020
Leader designer & Team：Zhou Yongzhong, Deng Xin, Bai Yuan, Wang dezheng, Yang Xufeng, Zhang Shuixian, Mai Xinsui，Chen Xueqiong, Liu yinghua, Liu Yifan, Li Fang, Li Yang, Li Xiaoyan, Liang Shufeng
Photo：ACF/ DONGDA (SHENZHEN) DESIGN CO., LTD.
Dongguan Housing and Construction Bureau (initiator)
People’s Government of Chang ‘an Town, Dongguan City (principal unit)
Housing and Construction Bureau of Chang ‘an Town, Dongguan City (executing unit)
Changan Town, Dongguan City, Chongtou Community Residents Committee (executing unit)