• Wuhan
  • Wuhan
  • Wuhan
  • Wuhan

Wuhan

Client:

Huierkang

Con­trac­tor:

-

Com­mence­ment | Completion

2014

Area

125.000 m2

The char­ac­ter­is­tics of the exist­ing land­scape of the Wuhan area informed our ini­tial depar­ture. By vary­ing high and low den­si­ties, we are able to cre­ate envi­ron­ments with a clear focus on appear­ance and func­tion. In the devel­oped areas we apply this prin­ci­ple to clearly define pub­lic spaces, like streets and squares. In urban envi­ron­ments a high den­sity is nec­es­sary to cre­ate a lively and invit­ing place. This den­sity is bal­anced in the land­scape, which open­s up to the hori­zon. Here peo­ple can feel the magic of nature, remind­ing them of our mutual depen­dency. We envi­sion all future urban growth based on organic pat­terns. Nature is the dri­ving influ­ence and ori­gin of the plan.

The pro­gram and envi­ron­ment are con­ceived as essen­tial con­sid­er­a­tions in the park; both com­pli­ment the other to ben­e­fit the viewier. This inspired us to con­sider land­scape as a vol­cano. The activ­ity is con­cen­trated inside the vol­cano, from which it flows out­wards towards the sub­se­quent tier, where it increases again.

The pro­gram is spread through­out area, how­ever the var­ied activ­i­ties sur­round­ing the build­ings are con­cen­trated in these vol­ca­noes. The vis­i­tor per­ceives these places as small towns with an array of build­ings, form­ing streets and squares. Here you can enjoy com­mer­cial and cul­tural activ­i­ties.
The sur­round­ing park offers a relaxed envi­ron­ment for a walk, or a bike ­tour, and even a swim in the pond. Small scale educa­tional and leisure related agri­cul­tural activ­i­ties are dis­persed through­out the park.
The res­i­den­tial vil­las are cen­tered around a com­mon area, with a play­ground and a pond.
Gen­er­ally the park­ing is housed at the out­side ring of the vol­canos underground.

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