Fujian Tulous, China

 

Investigations

Fujian Tulous, China

Masterpiece of Rammed Earth Architecture


The courtyard of Shengwu Lou, Pinghe County, China.

 

 


Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the tulou (“earthen building”) of Fujian are a unique style of architecture designed for communal living.  One of the more significant examples is that of Shengwu lou in Pinghe County, the initial focus of GHF preservation efforts in a project approved in 2009.  GHF will be contributing to the creation of a site and regional Management Plan as well as working to create long-term sustainability through conservation intervention and community involvement in partnership with the Pinghe County People’s Government and the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage.