After years of planning and construction, a new city axis line from Yanling Park in the north to Xinsha Island in the South China Sea in Haizhu district in the south appeared in front of the people of Guangzhou. This central axis is divided into two sections, northern part and southern part, each with its own characteristics. This docuseries specially planned the Guangzhou Central Axis Chronicle to show the world the vitality of Guangzhou that is the ancient capital of thousands of years.
Episode 1: The growth From the millennium city axis to the old axis a hundred years ago, Guangzhou, a city with profound history, has quietly come to the end of the 20th century. As the provincial capital city at the forefront of reform and opening-up, its development is advancing rapidly, and the quality of life of the citizens is getting higher and higher. But at the same time, the expanding population has also overwhelmed this city, and urban renewal is imminent...
Episode 2: Three Pagodas The three high-rise buildings on the new central axis of Guangzhou, also known as the "Three Pagodas", are particularly eye-catching. The three pagodas of Yangcheng once represented Guangzhou City, and now the new "Three Pagodas" have taken over the baton and become the landmark of this city. The old and new towers are connected, telling the story of the city's growth.
Episode 3: Culture Located on the one side of the Zhujiang River, Guangzhou Opera House is a unique landmark created by the legendary architect Zaha Hadid for Guangzhou. It is also one of the few classics that can be actually constructed successfully. It is also called ‘double gravel’, because of its unique shape which is similar to two stones of different sizes placed on a hill.