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Thursday 29 August 2019      
 
 
 
Partner’s Table 28 September: Executive Chef Randhir Singh will create a secret seasonal menu for this dinner hosted by our partners. Contact us and a make a reservation for limited seats in advance.
 
 
 
 
 
Moon Festival at the Great Wall
 
We are going to host the annual Mid-Autumn Harvest Feast and a reprise at the Brickyard on 13 and 14 September this year. Buffet with traditional Chinese dishes will be served from 18:00 each night. We’ll also have live folk music. Advanced payment is required. See the menu and make a reservation.




 
 
 
 
Guess Who Came to the Brickyard?
 
Mathematician Shing-Tung Yau, a winner of the Fields Medal in 1982 and Harvard Professor since 1987, was brought to the Brickyard by the Beijing Government. Randhir and our team were honored to host his visit in our garden.






 
 
 
 
Danger of Over Development
 
Brickyard partners Liang Tang and Jim Spear were honored to attend the Great Wall Culture International Forum recently. Jim spoke about Mutianyu Great Wall as one of the top tourism destinations in the world, what makes this area special, and the dangers it faces from unsustainable over-development. To know more about how Spear Designs preserve and use our cultural heritage both material and non-material explore this Facebook page.
 
 
 
 
 
In the News
 
Taiwanese TV EBC reported on Brickyard. How was an eco-retreat renovated from a tiles factory at the remote countryside? How does a contemporary hotel fit into and serve as counterpoint to a village under the Great Wall? Watch the video on Youtube now.
 
 
 
 
It’s a Small World
 
Qinghua University is one of the top schools in China -- and in the world. Our team was honored once again to host a group of their international summer school students.
 
 
 
 
Proud Driver
 
Liu Fucang, who has been a driver of the Brickyard for more than six years, is safety oriented and leads our team of experienced drivers. Here he is on the day our new sedan was delivered.
 
 
 
 
National Day Golden Week: Over the long holiday we will serve Village Cookouts from 1 to 4 October and have Pizza Nights the following day. All dinners start from 18:00 in the garden. Select a free day to join us.
 
 
 
 
 
To and From the Ivy League
 
WorldStrides operates summer camps for kids in China with counselors drawn mainly from the Ivy League and other top universities in the USA. They treated their counselors to a Great Wall visit with a lunch stop at the Brickyard where Jim spent time answering their questions about rural China.
 
 
 
 
Cooking with Randhir
 
Zucchini pancakes with savory dipping sauce make a refreshing treat when the weather’s hot. Our executive chef created this really easy recipe that’s been a hit with our guests. See how it to make it at home.

 
 
 
 
Sustainability in Action
 
Spear Designs’ collaborator Wenkai Zhong authored a case study about their joint project, Bailixiangju Resort, published in Time + Architecture, China’s top journal in the field. He introduced ways to preserve and interweave vernacular heritage with contemporary sensibility. Read full text in Chinese.
 
 
 
         
 






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