On the morning of April 15, a voluntary tree-planting activity was carried out at the Xueyuan Road Campus of Beihang University.
It was attended by university leaders, teachers, and student representatives. Among the leaders were Xu Huibin, He Xinzhou, Liu Shuchun, Huang Haijun, Wang Yunpeng, Zhao Gang, and Cheng Bo.
The participants together planted more than 20 trees including Acer, ginkgo, syringa, and other species on the east side of the Main Building. While planting trees, President Xu Huibin talked with the students and encouraged them to seize the day and live up to expectations. He also stressed that building a landscape with Beihang characteristics is essential for providing a better living and studying environment for teachers and students.
After the activity, Xu Huibin and other leaders inspected the Main Building under renovation and listened to a report on the achievement of the renovation project. He showed great approval to the work, pointing out that the Main Building enjoys a significant position in Beihang’s history as it has witnessed the university’s development for over 60 years.
The Main Building of Beihang is located in the teaching area of the Xueyuan Road Campus and divided into three parts including the main building, the north part of main building, and the south part of main building. The building, with a gross floor area of 29,084 square meters, was completed in 1957 and has been preserved ever since. After more than 60 years of use, its structure no longer meets the requirement of earthquake resistance, and the mechanical and electrical facilities inside the building have all deteriorated, posing potential safety hazards and failing to fulfill the need for modern teaching and research.
In this connection, the renovation project that started in April 2021 has recently been finished in March 2022, and the Main Building is expected to be put into use in September.
Reported by Li Shengkui
Photographed by Di Bailu, Han Siyu and Zhang Zhibo
Reviewed by Zou Yuliang
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Yifan