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Hangang Plant Aerial View
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Handan, as a famous historical and cultural city with a history of 3100 years, is one of the important initiations of Chinese civilization. In addition, it is one of the "Top Ten Steel Cities" with large steel companies represented by Handan Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd (Hansteel), which has played a pivotal role in the industrialization of modern China.
 

Due to the rapid growth of the city, the Handan Iron and Steel plant, which was originally located in the far suburbs of Handan City, is now right next to the city center, facing the urgent to transform and renewal. Under this premise, one of the main aims of this years’ The Transformation and Revival of Industrial Heritages“ Hangang District Urban Design International Master Competition(referred to as “the master competition”) is thus to achieve the dynamic inheritance and transformation of industrial civilization through creative transformation and innovative design.
 

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Interim report in Handan
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Interim Report of the master competition was successfully held on 28th and 29th April, 2020 in Handan, Hebei Province, China. The purpose of this meeting is to summarize and discuss the early stage work and offer guidance for the coming work to be implemented from a holistic perspective.
 

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Representatives from organizing committee
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Government officials from Handan Municipal Government and representatives from Organizing Committee

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The sponsor of “Planning and Design for Beautiful Hebei” The Third Hebei International Urban Planning and Design Competition (Handan) is Hebei Provincial Department of Housing & Urban-Rural Development; Handan Municipal People’s Government is the Organizer; Co-organizer would be Handan Natural Resources and Planning Bureau and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine is the Executive and Planning Body.
 

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Presentation of 
Dominique Perrault Team
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Presentation of 
Coop Himmelb(l)au Team
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Presentation of 
UNStudio Team
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As an important part of “Planning and Design for Beautiful Hebei”, the master competition with the theme of industrial heritage transformation and revival is based on the Handan Iron and Steel East Plant. This site bears the industrial memory of local residents and it is the historical accumulation of Handan City. The organizing committee of the competition has invited Dominique Perrault Architects, Coop Himmelb(l)au, UNStudio, Academician CHENG Taining Team, Academician WANG Jianguo Team, Academician ZHUANG Weimin Team to participate in the master competition and envisioning the future planning of Handan.
 

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Presentation of WANG Jianguo Team

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Presentation of 
CHENG Taining Team
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Presentation of ZHUANG Weimin Team

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During this challenging time, interim report was conducted through online meetings. Six master teams reported their work results since the press conference held in Handan on January 16th and had an in-depth communication about the current work and design plans for the next stage with government officials from relevant departments in Handan Municipal People’s Government and experts on site. Leaders from Hebei Provincial Government and Handan Municipal People’s Government spoke highly of the work achievements of each team.
 

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Handan City

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