Spatial Evolution of Rural Built Heritage Guided by the Construction of Cultural Routes --A Case Study of Dongshiguyan Village in Beijing

Xuanli Ma, Xin Wang, Bojun Zhang, Amy Tang
2021 Proceedings of the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress   unpublished
Rural built heritage has time properties and spatial attributes as a carrier of historical memory and local culture. The evolution process has been continuously integrating rural life, production, and ecology elements, forming a built heritage system with inherent structure and organization. In recent years, "cultural routes", as one of the important turns in heritage conservation, advocates interpreting the association and integration of heritage elements from a multidimensional environmental
more » ... erspective. By constructing cultural routes, the village clusters, neighbor landscape environments, transportation corridors, and cultural imprints become an organic system. On the one hand, it facilitates the classification and organization of spatial elements of village heritage under the goal-oriented approach; on the other hand, it strengthens the outreach effect of villages in order to realize the cultural linkage, economic symbiosis, and social integration of the area, which contributes to the holistic conservation and integrated development of heritage. The traditional Chinese village, Dongshiguyan Village, is located in the "the Western Hill-Yongding River Cultural Belt" on the North Road of Xishan Avenue (the Jingxi Trail, near the JingMen Railway and National Highway 109). It is a typical "place node" along with the "flow space". The interaction between cultural routes and the village in different periods is examined through literature, interviews, field surveys, and archival analysis. Furthermore, the symbolic intentions and spatial roles of their spatial elements are summarized. Finally, the spatial evolution characteristics of the built heritage of villages under the guidance of cultural routes are suggested to support heritage conservation and development.
doi:10.47472/npky6ac5 fatcat:l3ueaal6ubbzzatrdytotq5rvi