Beijing ZhenDong Electronic Power Group Ltd. Development
Beijing ZhengDong Electronic Power Group LTD. Established (751)
5/10/1956 - 10/23/2012
The company was an important part of the Chinese Government's first Five-Year Plan. All these buildings were built to serve the coal-gas consuming of one-third of Beijing area. China got the support from East Germany architects and engineers while design and build.
First expansion of 751
10/01/1970 - 10/01/1972
Second expansion of 751
10/01/1989 - 10/01/1991
Out of production of coal-gas
01/31/2003 - 03/31/2006
Because the natural-gas replaced the coal-gas, the company decided to stop production of coal-gas, and a lot of factories and furnace abandoned.
Transforming from Industrial to cultural industries
This company kept all of abandoned industrial buildings for the purpose of saving the history of this area. And they trying to find a new way to lead this area into a second life.
Beginning of 751 Renovation Plan
03/01/2007 - 10/23/2012
IDEA STUDIO is the Architect company who get this offer.
Thesis site research
First Visit of 751 Furnace Square
General research of 751 D-Park. And choose the site in this area for thesis and thinking of thesis topic.
Second Visit 751 Furnace Square
Decided to choose 751 Furnace Square for thesis.
Took photographs; Interviewed the administrator Mr. Cui; Get the information of the surrounding of the site
Third Visit 751 Furnace Square
map the site and get all dimension of each furnace, tank and pipes.
took a video clip to introduce the 798 Art Zone and 751 D-Park, also the 751 Furnace Square