About BAITASI Historical Culture District


Baitasi (the White Pagoda Temple) is a historical and cultural preservation zone covering about 37 h㎡ located just across Beijing’s Financial Street in Xicheng district. To its north is the Xizhimen business district and to its west is the Fuchengmen commercial area and the Sanlihe administrative district. The Xidan and Xisi shopping areas border the temple to its east. Baitasi remains a peaceful cultural oasis for the public in the heart of new Beijing.

Baitasi (the White Pagoda Temple) is a historical and cultural preservation zone covering about 37 h㎡ located just across Beijing’s Financial Street in Xicheng district. To its north is the Xizhimen business district and to its west is the Fuchengmen commercial area and the Sanlihe administrative district. The Xidan and Xisi shopping areas border the temple to its east. Baitasi remains a peaceful cultural oasis for the public in the heart of new Beijing.

About BAITASI Remade


Baitasi is located in an old low-rise residential district of Beijing, one of the last remaining traditional residential areas in the capital. Currently, options are being explored to provide an alternative path for urban renovation and community revival.

With societal advancements, people have realized that standard large-scale demolition and construction of Beijing’s urban core is no longer viable. In its stead, small-scale, organic renovation models are attracting greater attention and use. The main objective of the Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Company’s “Baitasi Remade” project is to establish a new model for local residents with the aid of public participation and model enterprises and government leadership. It hopes to establish a sustainable population, revitalize the physical spaces, upgrade to basic energy sources, and re-engineer the public environment, thus fostering a cultural revitalization of the region as a whole. While maintaining the unique character of Hutong neighbourhoods and the residential functions of traditional courtyards, “Baitasi Remade” will inject new elements of design as well as cultural and creative models to create a new cultural district comprehensively integrating tradition, innovation, and style.

The scope of the movement of residents from Baitasi area starts from Zhaodengyu Road in the east, Fuchengmennei Street in the south, and the planned road at Shoubi Street in the north. In 2013, the plan to fulfill the agreement on vacating and returning buildings for Baitasi project had gone through examination and been kept on file. It invokes the principle of governmental leadership, voluntary residents, justice and fairness, and vacating and returning buildings as a whole, sticks to the vital role of human beings, leads residents to move out, and is implemented in three different ways, housing-, money-, and equivalent-based settlements. A model of agreed vacating and returning of buildings has been gradually developed, acquiring the ability to start the movement in the community, and the demonstrative effect of vacating and returning buildings has initially existed, lowering the density of residents within the area, and improving residential and living standards.

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