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Le patrimoine au service de la métropolisation. La réhabilitation des quartiers historiques en Chine à travers l'exemple du Wuhan Tiandi

Abstract : The nineteenth century district of Wuhan, located in the ancient city of Hankou, has been formed during China's trade openness in the second half of the XIXth century, when foreign concessions have been settled in the city. At the time, the district is distinguished by its modern architecture and urbanization resulting from a blending of Eastern and Western influences. Built without overall planning, it has demonstrated throughout its history a strength of reception of external cultures and a capacity for transformation without losing its traditional local identity.However, in the early twenty-first century, the historic district of Wuhan is in a declining situation, faced with the rapid metropolisation of the city. Local authorities launch a "networking" strategy in order to revitalize the old central districts. In this perspective, the rehabilitation project "Wuhan Tiandi" was born and revolves around a multimodal transportation station, located in the heart of the nineteenth century district. The old neighborhood has turned into a modern touristic and commercial area and its network of traditional streets is integrated to the metropolitan transport network.The issue of this thesis is built around this rehabilitation project : What are the effects of this urban regeneration project on the heritage district of Wuhan? What is the role of this project in the metropolisation process of this Chinese second-rank city? By answering these questions, the thesis shows the inseparable relationship between rehabilitation projects and the metropolisation of Wuhan. The thesis also seeks to reveal the pragmatic and interventionist posture of urban planning in China. Certainly, the way to safeguard the urban heritage depends on the interests of the market, but the most important actors of the projects are the State and the local governments.
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Yi Xun. Le patrimoine au service de la métropolisation. La réhabilitation des quartiers historiques en Chine à travers l'exemple du Wuhan Tiandi. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lyon, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LYSES001⟩. ⟨tel-02068582v2⟩



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