“Peace” and “War”
The red cloud filled the sky as if returning to the war years, and the Sihang Warehouse still stands on the Suzhou River, like a lying monument, revealing for later generations the thrilling stories that have happened on this land.
Old and New
In the design of the protection, repair and restoration of the Sihang Warehouse, the design goal is to protect the key parts of the whole historic building. The specific contents are: restore the original appearance of the history; set up a memorial, highlight the significance of the anti-Japanese war site; and use the remaining parts scientifically and rationally.
West Wall Facade Restoration
Shanghai has changed from a battlefield in the past to a modern city nowadays. The people have gone from watching the war from the other side to living a peaceful life. Looking at the Sihang Warehouse along the Suzhou River is like traveling back to historical memory from real life.
The restoration of the Western Wall truly reverts the war wounds at the shell hole, which indicates the memorial of history and warns of the future. At the same time, in order to ensure the stability of the west wall itself and the building, also the safety of the people on the square, the openings of the restoration display are all reinforced and anti-falling treatments.
每年的 8 月 13 日，是上海一个特殊的不能忘却的日子。四行仓库长 68m、高 30m 的西墙，如同立于苏州河边的卧碑，令人震撼。
Every year, August 13th is a special day in Shanghai that cannot be forgotten. The 68m long and 30m high West Wall of Sihang Warehouse, is like a lying monument shocking people standing beside the Suzhou River.
The unyielding spirit of the anti-Japanese warriors will always be engraved in people’s hearts.