MVRDV - The Next Hutong

The Next Hutong

The Xianyukou Hutong, located next to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, is waiting for redevelopment. Its inhabitants have moved to other locations and it has been left almost entirely vacant. What to do with in this unusual situation? Because of the hutong’s prominence in central Beijing, it is a highly visible project, and the moment when a decision is made requires a huge amount of responsibility. What should it become? The realization of another high rise area? Again, scraping away another hutong? Or something that reveres and builds upon the former life of this urban village?  This is a remarkable moment to reflect on the hutong developments over the last decades, and to create a better model for the future, the next hutong.


© all rights reserved



NEWS: Director of MVRDV Shanghai Marta Pozo and MVRDV Project Manager Wenchian Shi had the great honour of presenting MVRDV's Next Hutong research project to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the...


Have a look at our vision for the Xianyukou Hutong in Beijing, China. From its origins to today, hutongs evolved according to changing demands over time. In this era of ever further acceleration of...

Share the Love