On the afternoon of July 6th, the forum with the theme of Village revitalization by Toilet Revolution was hosted by Suichang People’s Government, Young Bird Plan, and LeLiving, signifying the end of Young Bird Plan Suichang Neo-toilet International Design Competition. A total of some 150 international guests were invited, including renowned scholars, experts, representatives of government, village leaders, and professionals in tourism industry.
Mr. Hua Zhiwu, the Chairman of CPPCC of Suichang People’s Government, delivered his speech at first, “In recent years, in response to the call of ‘Toilet Revolution’ in China, Suichang People’s Government has been devoted to build enough, hygienic, practical, free, effective, and manageable toilets for the public. Until now, 82 washrooms have been spread across the tourist attractions, villages, and well-travelled routes. We aim to make contributions to livelihood projects and elevate the quality of people’s life.” He also highly praised the influence and achievements of this competition.
Isa Ye, Founder of Young Bird Plan, reflected this competition on behalf of the competition organizer, “We are lucky enough and pleasant to have the chance to cooperate with LeLiving, a platform that provides temporary residence and rich life experience to its members; and Suichang People’s Government. We three parties work together to launch this Neo-toilet Design Competition, hoping to make some contributions to urban development and village civilization. I’m expecting to see the Top 5 design to be constructed in Suichang.”
Ms. Sun Peilian, Standing Committee Member of CPC Suichang County Committee, Party Committee Secretary of Suichang County Tourism Commission, then announced the Top 5 finalists of Young Bird Plan Suichang Neo-toilet International Design Competition and opened the Entry Intellectual Property Rights Handover Ceremony.
This competition attracted 1131 designers from over 200 cities of 40 countries in the world. After two-month intense competition, Hanging Pavilion, Redefined Landscape, Terra Cotta Hut, The Scenery Underground and Concave-convex Restroom stand out from thousands of entries at length. And the five distinctive schemes will be built in Tea Plantation Village and other area of Suichang County in the following months.
Suichang is making good progress towards the Toilet Revolution Initiative. In the forum, scholars and experts made keynote speeches on different topics, which are thought evoking, such as the toilet hygiene variations over the last 18 years, development ideas about village revitalization, etc.
During the panel discussion, Qiu Gensong, Director of Suichang County Tourism Commission, remarked that “the year of 2018 marks the beginning of implementing new three-year action plan of Toilet Revolution. And Suichang County will continue to build and reconstruct 48 tourist restrooms through the mentioned policy in the following three years while consolidating earlier achievements. Toilet revolution will be applied to the public and promoted from city center to rural area, which is the most important task at present. We aim to concern every tiny aspects of people’s livelihood and further create sound atmosphere of civilized tourism in Suichang.”
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