Research Article

Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 481-490

First online:

Conservation and adaptive reuse of industrial heritage in Shanghai

  • Zhang Song Affiliated withCollege of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University Email author 

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This paper takes a retrospective review of the evolution of the conservation of industrial heritage in urban Shanghai since the 1990s within the context of the international industrial heritage conservation movement, with the emphasis on the construction of preservation systems, technical regulation compilation and conservation practice. Active conservation and adaptive reuse is the focus within the framework of the conservation of the architectural characteristics of industrial buildings and the townscape of industrial districts.


industrial heritage conservation adaptive reuse The International Conference on the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH)