4 Haizhu historic buildings recognized by Guangzhou

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Mar 30, 2022
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Guangzhou recently issued the list of its seventh batch of historic buildings in Guangzhou, covering 13 places and 43 buildings, of which four historic buildings in Haizhu district were included.

The former administrative building of Pearl River Film Studio

The former administrative building of Pearl River Film Studio is located on Chigang Street. Founded in the 1950s, Pearl River Film Studio was the earliest, largest, and most powerful comprehensive film production enterprise in South China. Its administrative building still retains core historic elements like its building facade, the sound absorption and sound insulation structure in the film review room, as well as the heat dissipation and exhaust vents on its roof. 

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The former administrative building of the Pearl River Film Studio. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

The former site of the Daganwai warehouse area

The Daganwei warehouse area is located on Nanzhou Street. Built in the early 1950s, the area exemplifies storage facilities along the back channel of the Pearl River. Its core historic elements are its building facade and reinforced concrete portal frame structure, which structure has a smooth structural shape, a relative rarity among warehouse buildings in Guangzhou. It is currently the site of the Yi Jianlian Basketball Training Center.

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The Daganwei warehouse area. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

The former site of the Guangzhou Textile machinery factory

The former site of the Guangzhou Textile machinery factory is located on Xingang Middle Road. It contains six buildings, including an assembly workshop and a wood mold workshop. It was built from 1950 to 1970, reflecting the characteristics and development of the textile machinery industry and Guangzhou Textile. Its core historic elements are its building façade and its main structure. In 2009, Guangzhou Textile Group transformed the premises into a creative park. In 2020, the park had an output value of over 21 billion yuan, generating 1.8 billion yuan in tax revenue and providing 4,000 jobs.

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The former Guangzhou Textile machinery factory. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

The former site of Chenganwei Shipyard

The former site of Chenganwei Shipyard is also located on Nanzhou Street. Founded in 1974, it provided a variety of services, including repairs. Its core historic elements are its building facade, main structure, water slide, and steel rail. It is now Haishang Pearl Creative Park. 

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The former site of Chenganwei Shipyard. [Photo/WeChat account: gzhzfb]

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