The Faculty of Architecture recently received a donation from Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation towards the implementation of the Guizhou Wu Zhi Qiao Project.
In collaboration with the Wu Zhi Qiao Foundation of Hong Kong, a team of students from the Department of Architecture led by Assistant Professor John Lin, renovated a 200-year-old bridge in Guizhou Province. They worked with Architecture students and Civil Engineering professors from Chongqing University to rebuild one span of the masonry bridge by pre-cast concrete blocks. The later stages involved the design and manufacture of various concrete blocks which provide not only ground paving but seating and planting areas for the surface of the bridge. The surface renovation was completed in July 2009, by a team of volunteer students from The University of Hong Kong.