Haohao started his own non-profit project to help preserve heritage architectures in Canton, China. In his thought, heritages can always heal modern cities-if we are preserving and developing it in a right way and smart way.
Xu was a graduate from University of Ferrara in Italy with a PhD of Economy and obtained a PhD of History and Theory of Architecture from the School of Architecture in South China University of Technology. He is a co-founder and the leading architect of Urban Elephant Architecture Design Counting Co. Ltd. To call for attention on urban heritages, he proposed the “Faanngukkei” (“to return home” in Cantonese) initiative where processes of heritage conservation and innovation had been carefully recorded and discussed. At the same time, Xu had been using Internet to add more value to heritages.
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