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30 km along the riverbank
Design concept and important Node design — DNA double helix landscape design concept
With a green corridor along the Nanpan River, it forms a double helix structure — blue is the river and green is the natural plantation — an eco-gene, allows for the sustainable development of the Nanpan River area. It integrates the urban fabric with the rural communities and the natural landscape. The four nodes are connected by this double helix structure in order to form an ecological garden city brand about “mountain — water — land — forest”.
Two landscape dominated node, the Jiulong node and Spa node, mimic the development of rural district as the growth of leaves. The vines grow, as the main road connecting the development to existing city fabric; two cities nodes. The green corridor grows like a main vine through the city while connecting large public buildings within the ecological corridors.
Protection and cleaning stratagy for Nanpan River
The first step to protect the ecosystem is to clean up the river. This includes hard technology to begin filtering the pollutants out of the water from the factories.
The next step is to begin building the filtration buffer zone along key areas of the river, starting near the city and work towards the south.
It is important to plan zoning early for wildlife and wetland reserves so plants and animals have plenty of time to adapt and grow.
Protect, connect and expand existing water lotus and fish harvesting zones
By connecting these zones there will be greater access to visitors. It will also ensure vital components in the cleaning process remain safe. Optimized aquaponics can be implemented for fish and plant farming while purifying the water.
Enlarged natural areas between green corridor and river
Intermediate spaces function as large long-term water filtration and storage systems. Additionally, they encourage local animal and plant populations to return to the environment. The midpoint of these corridors will be developed for relaxation, leisure, information, and food. The system will provide room for plants and animals to live between the points accessible to humans. Paths for walking, biking, relaxation, and observation meander through the corridor. This is intended to introduce the visitor, or traveler, to the different components of the system and surrounding area.
By dividing the ecosystem development into subsequent phases, the system will have time to develop at a natural pace. Plants need time to mature and animals need time to feel comfortable in their new location, and water needs time to be filtered. Phasing should be done in accordance with village urbanization. First allowing transportation to happen, then developing the areas.
It is important to create specialized zoning plans along the wa– terfront. This will ensure no unwanted expansion could take the area over. It is also important to enforce laws that protect these zoning plans.
In this way when new interest is needed for revenue the parks and cooridor are already lush with plants and not barren. This will increase the value of property and attract investors.
Once the plant, animal and fish life ecosystem spaces have been established and revenue is flowing into the city, a de– partment will need to be formed to maintain and monitor the health of these areas. This includes monitoring stations along the river for water pollution, excursions into wildlife zones to monitor breeding and animal activity, and observation of wet– land facilities for proper circulation and cleanliness.
Xi River — Nanpan river Node design
Node 3 design continues the design concept “green belt com– bined with large public buildings”. Green belt goes through the city fabric like vines, together with Nanpan river forming a double helix to create a unique urban space. Penetrating the city fabric with a green line, the green belt connects the most important public buildings such as a fitness center, a luxury hotel, an experience center, an international conference cen– ter, a shopping centers, several office buildings, etc.
The outer ring is a mix of residential and commercial build– ings with a pleasant portion of greenery inside each block. The green belt serves as an important center in the region. Four buildings share one community space in the center. The con– figuration
Urban landscape design features important public buildings and public spaces inside the green belt. the park along the river provides residents with a beautiful living environment. Citizens can enjoy walking on the boardwalk along the river. Tree line along the road is extended to the waterfront park. In this way the landscape and the city are closely linked together. We are eager to create a vibrant urban space learning from old city quarters that grow with time.
Architects were invited to design special public buildings for a strong regional identity. We suggest a stone base and glass facade around the inner and outer courtyards of the public buildings.
If you see from a higher point of view, you can see the green roof garden and terrace with different activities. Each building was designed by different architects under the guidance of the urban planning team.
Xiaoxiang River– Nanpan River Node design
The meeting point of the Xiaoxiang River — Nanpan River is one of the important urban waterfront node in the plan. In this design, the concept of vine and leaves continues to be the dominate theme of the area, inside there are large entertain– ment and sport buildings such as shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, etc. connected by main traffic system in the belt. There is a bike track linking inside the belt that al– lows for all public buildings with a seperate bike access. Green belt goes across the river, three major bridges on the river con– necting the north residence to the south public quarter. Two separate blocks west of plan are resort like leisure center with seperate road connecting them to the main road. The green– belt forms a loop to provide a better riding experience through the city.
Sanbao spa node design
The design of spa village node (node 2) focuses on a variety of leaf-shaped communities scattered in a hilly area. Main street act as the main vine in the design, different communi– ties are connected by trails or lanes. Housing is located in the east stripe of the plot. The residence area consists of a mix of villas and apartment buildings. Together with the main road greenery and the Nanpan river, it forms a natural double helix to create a different environment for architecture and green space for residents.
South of the hill is a rice terrace landscape theme park, in combination with education building and a sport center. Of– fice buildings are connected by the green vine together, the vine made it more accessible and convenient for visitors to ex– perience the landscape in every corner. The northern block is a leisure center located on a relatively flat terrain which also allows access to the waterfront activities.
Mountain node design
The mountain node design continues the concept of “natural double helix” design concept. The driveways and foot paths act like tree vines linking the theme villages together. Village is divided into several different themes and scattered in the mountain like leaves.
On the mountain top a village of meditation with a tea house is planned providing visitors with excellent view overlook– ing the entire Jiulong Mountain area. A waterfront village is planned for water activities. Visitors can enjoy a variety of wa– ter sports here. Located in the middle of the valley there is an art village. Visitors can take part in various types of artistic activities and art-related a, films as well as a variety of leisure activities. South of the village there is a mountain-biking club. Starting from the village, a number of bike tracks around the Jiulong Mountain. Villages are interconnected by these tracks and act as a series of rest stops for bikers.