Xi Focus-Closeup: Preserving the beauty of West Lake

Beijing - Architecture is frozen music. With white walls, black tiles and an inclined roof, an art museum was built at the foot of the lush Yuhuang mountain, which extends to the iconic West lake in Hangzhou, the capital of the province of Zhejiang in East China.

P> The elegant building of the Zhejiang Museum seems to be perfectly mixed around lucid waters and green mountains. Today, it is one of China's main art museums.

According to Yang Jianxin, former head of the Provincial Cultural Department of Zhejiang, the beauty of the surrounding environment may not have become what it is today if it is not for President Xi Jinping.

XI served as head of the Zhejiang party from 2002 to 2007. It was he who established the tone of the construction of the museum and stressed that he should complement his environment.

In fact, on his first inspection tour of Hangzhou in 2002, he visited Lake West. Earlier that year, the work had begun in a preservation project to protect the lake. During that inspection, the XI approach focused on how to continue the initiative. This attention did not decrease over the years, and XI has been attentive to the projects related from that day. He reviewed Lake West. After listening to the reports and reviewing plans for the museum, he decided that he should be built next to Lake West. Yang recalled that XI emphasized that design must be "instantly recognizable as a Chinese architecture."

Lake West has an almost mystical attraction for many Chinese, since it has inspired a generosity of literary works and legends. A poem of his Shi, an outstanding literary figure of the eleventh century, compares the lake with a woman from the spring and autumn period (770-476 a.; If it is richly adorned or dressed clearly. "Natural characteristics. He said that buildings Near the lake should be like the "murtrons" of the lake and be designed to serve the lake with a "relatively" simple dress.

thanks to XI's support and instructions, more than 180 cultural sites were renewed , and the western section of the Lake was restored to what seemed in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

In 2011, Lake West was included in the Unesco World Heritage list. P> P> P>

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