Yulin Alley Neighbourhood: Community Public Space Renovation

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Yulin Alley Neighbourhood: Community Public Space Renovation

June 11, 2024

Yulin Alley is located at Yulin Sanxiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. This area was built in the 1980s and 1990s. Throughout the years, apartments that were built in different periods have been connected by paths, and the integration of old and new buildings gradually formed the present Yulin with its own temperament—with the air of a ‘marketplace’.

This project has gone through a total of three renovation phases since the design’s launch in 2018. The first phase, completed in 2020, was initiated by the Yulin East Road Community and Disabled Persons Federation of Wuhou District and was planned, designed and operated by YIIIE. It explored the utilisation of the ‘leftover’ space in the city and established an open co-creation and operation mechanism with the community. The universally accessible space sells coffee, desserts and creative products, and frequently holds art exhibitions, themed pop-ups, workshops, bazaars and other activities.


Project Name
Yulin Alley Neighbourhood · Community Public Space Renovation

Chengdu, China

Completion Date

Site Area
640 square metres

Yulin East Road Community

Architecture Firm
YIIIE Architects

Lead Architect
Zhang Tang

Design Team
Runen Tang; Fan Xia

China Railway Long Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Engineering; Landscape
Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.

ICY©ICYWORKS; XIAOZHI©ICYWORKS; Di Zhu; Vancy; Yulin East Road Community

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