Open Door: Former Japanese Consulate

Open Door, a partnership between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and British Council, is designed to promote and celebrate outstanding conservation work by emerging architects in mainland China and in the UK.

Former Japanese Consulate – Kulangsu, China
Cultural Heritage Conservation Center, Xiamen University
Category 2: Heritage buildings built before 1901

The former Japanese consulate in Kulangsu, established in 1898, is one of the only preserved foreign consulate buildings in Kulangsu. The building integrates western and Japanese cultures and reflects modern and local techniques. Since its completion in 2019, the building has served as the Advanced Institute of Humanities and Arts of Xiamen University.

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The Open Door project is aimed at architects who have been qualified for 10 years or less. It highlights the best of recent architectural heritage projects and the environmental and cultural benefits of building conservation. It also aims to foster knowledge sharing between expert practitioners in both countries, facilitating future UK-China dialogue on architecture and design.

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