Taiyuan Heping Park

Taiyuan Heping Park

LOCALISATION:

Taiyuan City, China

CLIENT:

Taiyuan City Garden Administration Bureau

YEAR OF COMPLETION:

2016-07

BUDGET:

approximatively the budget allow for the construction

 

The capital city of Shanxi started a city-wide initiative of creating green spaces in order to join the growing “Green Cities of China” list. In this context – and following the success of Yanan Zhong Lu Park in Shanghai – WAA was invited to propose a design for this new 30 ha green space in the downtown area. Following extensive discussion and consultation with local administrators, WAA proposed several design options, one of which was chosen as the concept to be implemented. Now under construction, this park will become the heart of a new developing neighbourhood. Using topography, preserving existing trees (and an old water tower) and introducing a wetland, which will preserve the water quality of the park’s pond, the construction is well underway and due to open in June of 2016. Through careful introduction of large tree and shrub planting, underground parking for future needs of the city, and a diversity of activity areas for various age groups, the design of this park is becoming an example of sustainable design in the city.

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    Taiyuan City, China