Originally stablished in 1919 under the regime of Republic of China , Shougang industrial park has reached its 100 years. As the storm of history propels, Shougang stood through up-and-downs during nationalization, the great leap, economic reform and industrial transformation. Entering the new century, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was a major push to assess public spaces and urban life in current context and the forthcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics led to another round of rethink of what this site could mean for this ever-growing city.
A massive 8.63 kilo-square meters, it is the biggest site ever going through an urban renewal. The density and scale of the industrial remains on site, such as the blast furnace, cooling tower, power plant etc, are equally monumental, both dimension wise and in symbolic sense. The turning of Shougang site into public space marks an important beginning, however while history progresses, it should never be rewritten. During the restoration and renovation of Blast Furnace NO.3 and Exhibition Hall D, the original structures were carefully conserved as cultural heritages, additional under ground spaces were thoughtfully put in, views created while visitors circle in the park, each designed to represent a page of important history of Shougang.