This timeline shows the historical events of furnace square from zero to now.
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.
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.
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.
IDEA STUDIO is the Architect company who get this offer.
General research of 751 D-Park. And choose the site in this area for thesis and thinking of thesis topic.
Decided to choose 751 Furnace Square for thesis.
Took photographs; Interviewed the administrator Mr. Cui; Get the information of the surrounding of the site
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