Qianshan New City South Site

The South Site landscape design employs a fluid composition of intensified toposequencing, ecological diversity, and civic program to enhance the performative capacity of landscape. The engine of the landscape design is a robust architecture of topography constructed of lightweight-fill, transforming a 1.3m carpet of soil into a vibrant tapestry of sculpted landforms, tropical plantings, and inspiring social spaces. The density of landforms, gardens, reflecting pools, pavilions, plazas, lawns, grottos, and waterfalls are intensified through topography to provide the experiential and programmatic range of a much larger landscape. Spatial complexity, programmatic distribution, and syncopated movement are compressed horizontally and expanded vertically as a means to accommodate a hyper-intensity of use and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This hybrid typology of landscape, infrastructure, and architecture arises to the challenges of 21st century mega cities. The symbolic, social, and financial center of the project is the South Site; 17.1 acres are raised roughly 30 feet above-grade, floating atop a two-story parking garage.

Location

Zhuhai, China

 

Size

17.1 acres

 

Type

Public Park

 

Design Team

Counts Studio, North Site, South Site, Pedestrian Mall sites, Pedestrian Mall Sites Landscape Design

 

HM Consortium, Team Leader and prime Consultant

 

Dumon Design, Hotel Entrance and Heritage House Consultant

 

davidclovers, Architect

Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site
Counts Studio Qianshan New City Plan South Site