Guosheng Gou is an architect and a Master student at the Bartlett UCL, Institute for Sustainable Heritage, London UK. He holds a Bachelor degree of Architecture from Beijing Jiaotong University, Republic of China. He is particularly interested in the transformation of traditional villages and urban conservation areas, as well as the adaptive use of historical buildings inside. He is involved in several landscape design projects for national heritage sites, mainly focuses on the conservation and transmission of heritage values.
Since 2017, he has been engaged in built heritage conservation through surveys, interviews as well as conservation plans in a series of Traditional Chinese Villages in Shanxi province, middle of China. Besides, he also shows initiatives in the transformation of Beijing urban area, recording the changes of historical areas and people’s interaction with it in daily life, exploring the social and psychological influence of heritage, which was listed on the 2019 Beijing International Design week. Recently, he pays more attention to the case study of Woolwich and is trying to explore the roles of heritage in urban transformation through the application of space syntax in his research dissertation.