[memory] architecture readable: the century old Shen family garden is under repair and is expected to open in the second half of the year


At the mention of “Shen’s garden”, many Fengxian people may think of that big garden with deep courtyard, green trees and fragrant flowers

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Many people like to call it “Grand Courtyard”

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Today, let’s read the story of the “courtyard” together Shenjia garden is located at 502 Jiefang Middle Road, Nanqiao Town, Fengxian District

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It was built in 1920s

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It was originally a private garden of Shen Menglian (Shen Baoyi) (1874-1940)

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It covers an area of 24.24 mu

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It is one of the representative works of Shanghai style garden house

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It is also the only 100 year old garden in Fengxian, which has important historical and humanistic value

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It was announced as “Fengxian District cultural relics protection unit” in 2004 and “Shanghai cultural relics protection unit” in 2014

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After the war, the main building has the honor to preserve the record of the completion of Shen’s garden in Fengxian county annals: “the flowers and trees are luxuriant, and the stone benches are juxtaposed.”

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During the war, the Shen family garden was destroyed by the enemy, several bungalows on the north side of the main building were bombed, and the ancestral hall on the west side and the roof of the main building were also burned

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Fortunately, the main building structure of the garden was basically intact and was preserved

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Over the years, the main building and the auxiliary building are completely preserved, basically maintaining the original garden characteristics

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Magnolia grandiflora in the middle of the garden and Chimonanthus praecox and jujube trees around the garden were planted in the early days of the people’s Republic of China

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There are many kinds of other trees and flowers

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Now, surrounded by green trees and a large lawn in the middle, the flowers and trees are in a perfect arrangement, and the flowers and birds are singing all the year round

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It has become a green pearl embedded in the architectural complex of the old city

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In 2018, the transformed Shenjia garden will gradually form a pattern of “one garden with many libraries”

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Following the principle of “public welfare and culture”, relevant buildings will be endowed with cultural and Exhibition functions, and public cultural places such as libraries, exhibition halls and teahouses will also be added and improved

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While excavating and protecting the cultural heritage of historical buildings, it also activates the vitality of the old district and creates a public activity space full of historical and cultural atmosphere for the citizens

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In 2018, Fengxian District launched the “nanqiaoyuan” urban renewal and reconstruction project, and carried out the overall repair of the Shenjia garden, especially in the aspects of building structure and color, which restored the original appearance of the building to the greatest extent

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The exterior wall of the building used the original gray stone, new wooden door frames and shutters, and retained the floor of the first floor hall Tiles The six attached buildings on the west side of the main building adopt the concept of combining fashion and simplicity

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On the premise of maintaining the unity of the overall style, the artistry of cultural buildings is fully considered

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In the external wall reconstruction, the modern mechanical arm intelligent construction technology is used to mold the ancient brick materials into hollow curved decorative walls with tension

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At night, with the transparent lighting, the traditional brick masonry is displayed New modern aesthetic form and artistic quality

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The garden green space in front of the main building is also a highlight of the renovation project

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A winding path is set up in the garden to retain the wisteria trellis, reproduce the lotus pool in different places, and reproduce the characteristics and style of the garden

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When the Shenjia garden was built, it was close to nanqiaokuang in the north and Shanghai Hangzhou highway in the west, covering an area of 24.24 mu

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Brick kilns were set up, and all the bricks and tiles were fired by themselves

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The overall layout of the garden is south garden and North building

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There is a main building of reinforced concrete structure in the garden, facing south from north

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It is a western style seven room three story building with tiger skylight

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The building is 37.2 meters wide and 13.2 meters deep

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Shutters are installed outside the glass windows of each floor

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The first to third floors are deep eaves balconies, supported by Corinthian columns, Aquarius type concrete railings, and the third floor balconies are east-west A hexagonal reinforced concrete Pavilion is built at each end, which makes the whole main building novel and smart

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The interior space of the building is simple and reasonable, the zoning and axis are clear, the terrazzo stairs and steps are used in the interior, the doors and windows and the floor are combined with Chinese and Western elements, which is a distinct case in the development of Shanghai style architectural art

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There is a water tower on the west side of the third floor to supply water for the sanitary equipment of the building

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In the southwest of the building, there are ancestral hall, lotus pool, lotus Pavilion, flower house and other buildings

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Behind the house, there are grape trellis, kitchen and restaurant

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The south side of the main building is a garden with luxuriant flowers and trees and stone benches

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It is understood that the Shen family garden is under repair and is expected to be open to the public in the second half of this year

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Peripheral clock out points: 1

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Fengxian District Museum Fengxian District Museum was officially opened in May 2019

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The whole building is composed of three ellipses of different sizes to form an irregular arc building

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The appearance adopts the combination of transparent glass curtain wall and copper vertical fence, which is very modern

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Ticket price: Free: 9:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday address: jiukeshu future art center, No.333, Hupan Road, Fengxian District, China’s first forest theater, “invisible” in 1200 mu of woodland, around the four elements of openness, social interaction, wisdom and fashion, to create cultural performances and activities, and create a new viewing experience for the audience

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Ticket price: subject to the actual ticket price

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Opening: 10:00-18:00 address: No.3, shuhuan Road, Fengxian District, Guhua garden

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Guhua garden is a typical garden park

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There are ancient buildings such as the first bridge of South Bridge, and Fengxian historical gardens such as Xingyuan and Chaoran hall

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In addition to enjoying the scenery, you can also enjoy tea and boating in the garden

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Admission: Free: 8:00-17:00 address: No.220 Jiefang Middle Road, Nanqiao Town, Fengxian District (next to Guhua Villa) tourist route recommendation: Fengxian Museum → jiukeshu future art center → Guhua garden → Shenjia Garden (under repair) past wonderful review architecture can be read: let the ancient village radiate the vitality of the times! The story of Guangfulin is long and charming

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Architecture can be read: Jiading Confucius Temple, the largest ancient architectural complex in Northwest Shanghai, can be read: Chuansha, a 180 year old building, has left many celebrities’ footprints

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Architecture can be read: the years of “cars and horses are far away and letters are slow” are engraved in this building

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Architecture can be read: from “black stone” to “black glue”, this century old apartment is dazzling Around the sound of the years, architecture can be read: quiet years, into the Jinshan old house of the “big guy” story! Architecture can be read: a classical garden of Ming Dynasty, a pearl hidden in the old city

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Architecture can be read: the fashionable new building of a century old cotton mill

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Architecture can be read: the first large-scale site building excavated in Shanghai

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Architecture can be read: the bell tower style building in its 80s

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This library has unique aesthetic feeling

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Architecture can be read: Science Hall No.1 building: the light of science and technology building in the century old building Can read: Wukang building block “micro update” completed! Pyrotechnic, ramble and warm buildings to read: Mahler villa, a legendary building with more than 80 years of history, can be read: this 80 year old stadium is as old as ever, adding fashion and vitality! Data: Ruan Tianlin and sun Lingbo, editors of Municipal Bureau of culture and tourism.

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