This is an innovative practice of public space design philosophy, as well as an exploration of Hangzhou’s industrial heritage and artistic and cultural memory inheritance. With the development of the city, the reconstruction and revitalization plan of the park is imminent. For this reason, the designer and the owner jointly decided to activate the site space to the maximum extent, enrich the use scenes of people, and at the same time integrate the IP image of the project across the border, inherit the artistic and cultural genes of the original site, and endive the project with deeper urban social value and cultural significance. There are a lot of hard space, less available space, and extremely scarce green space. At the same time, it needs to bear the load of a large number of people and various types of use scenes.
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Global Future Design Awards 2021
Creative City Pilot Zone Of LOFT49
Public Landscape Architecture Built
Zongsheng Jin, Hangjie Miu, Mudi Lei, Haoyan Zhao, Hongyang Yi, Xu Yang, Zhao Jiang, Bin Zhang, Shanshan Xu, Jie Sun, Zhengyi Sheng, Youjun Fang, Wen Su
NO. 88 Jiru Road, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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In the face of the challenge, we propose “growing landscape”, meaning that the same site space can adapt to different use scenarios. We design the entrance and exit of the underground garage as terraces and three-dimensional greening, so that the original negative space becomes a public space with complex functions, which expands the use boundary and retains the valuable green space. We transformed the originally flat site into public space such as “terrace steps, tree array under the forest, corner space, sunny lawn, street rest space”. In addition to meeting the rest function, we can also meet the needs of other social scenes, such as community market, lawn press conference, staircase open-air film, art salon, etc. At the same time, rust plate is selected as the main facade material, which not only keeps the color unified with the building, but also has the original industrial culture. In terms of culture and urban memory, we use the Clock-Up Frog (inspired by a popular Chinese toy in the 1990s) as the IP of the project, transforming it into landscape sculpture and decorative symbol, stimulating people’s desire to collect and explore, enhancing the emotional interaction between people and the site, people and the city, and strengthening the communication of urban culture.
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