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TK Studio：在万科 · 海潮映月中，设计团队注重于大自然的美学，并整合到自然的元素上。人类居住区环境中自然应是其本源，而居住区环境的本质也应该是营造自然为主。居住环境从从森林到聚落再到城市，自然环境因素越来越少，林荫给人的庇护越来越少。有见及此，设计团队在本项目中专注重塑生活的本源，致力为用户带来最舒适的居住环境。
TK Studio: In the Park Block project, we aim to amplify the beauty of nature, and integrate the natural elements with the project. We have always live aside with nature, and the most comfortable living environment should be as close as it can to be connected with nature. Nowadays, the urban living has less and less connection to the natural environment. As a result, human is receiving less benefit from the nature. Thus, the Park Block project has a strong vision to reflect the origin of the living environment in order to introduce the most comfortable living landscape for the residents.
场地特征分析 Site character & analysis
Park Block is a public plaza located among the residential buildings. The site is relatively flat. The space for landscape design is constrained by the layout of the buildings on the site. Since the public plaza is located diagonally on the bigger plot of land and the buildings are arranged perpendicularly on plan, the resulting area for landscape design is irregular in shape.
设计标准和概念 Design criteria & concept
Despite of this constraint, our team has taken it as a design opportunity and proposed to use triangular geometry to create functioning spaces in order to maximize the usage of land. The triangular geometry has three major design advantages for the project. First, the triangular layout on land effectively utilized all corner space between buildings. It is a flexible geometry that can easily break into smaller pieces and fit in the irregular space. Second, the triangular setting of space allows higher accessibility from one place to another, enhance the efficiency of circulation. Third, the shape of triangle creates longer parameter and more sides of a geometry. Hence, it provides more opportunities for people to enjoy and interact with the landscape.
▼方案生成 Programme generation
根据自然界的“山”、“水”、“林”地貌特征，将“山”简化为三角状“The Triangle” 。三角状也是大自然的本源，并把水、气候、植物的流动带到低地中。而万科·海潮映月作为都市的住宅项目，也同样用三角形的设计语言让现代生活跟大自然的生活本源连贯起来。作为场地的布局语言，与三角状售楼处建筑统一，应用在整个项目，这些三角被摆放在合理的区域，同时有压，有分以及抬起这些三角的角落，使其自然变化且丰富有趣。
The triangular symbol in this project also represents the mountains in nature, which is the origin of the natural elements, giving flows to the water, climate and vegetation connecting to the living of the lower ground. Park Block, as an urban residential project has been designed to link with this natural environment and the symbol of triangle to connect modern living back to the origin of nature. The triangular layout, planters and water features echo with the sales office building, giving a strong design language for the project. These triangular elements are three dimensional, they could be raised, sunken or tilted at an angle. This variation resulted in a complex yet exciting landscape.
▼总平面图 Master plan
景观设计方案 Landscape design & programmes
Great number of trees are planted on the site, they are the symbol of forest in nature, which are used to softscape bridge, bonding the building, landscape and the users. All together they formed a bigger piece of forest, unifying and enriching the entire space of Park Block. Looking out from each building within the Park Block, people will see the combination of mountains, water and forest that give the feeling of living in nature.
Different combination among water features, berms and planting have mimicked different ecosystems in nature and be introduced into the project. The triangular islands of green plants connect the hardscape and the water elements. The entire picturesque landscape is harmonious.
▼堆坡丰富空间层次 Berms enrich the spatial level
万科 · 海潮映月的景观可以划分为三个主要区域—公共休闲区、森林区、幼童和次入口区。
The landscape in Park Block can be divided into three major zones—Public & Recreation Zone, Forest Zone, and Kids & Sub Entrance Zone.
The Public & Recreation Zone is the first phase of project that has already been constructed. It is public welcoming plaza in front of the gallery and café. Passing through the weaving water and planting areas, people will enter a broader piece of water feature. The unique triangular architecture is reflected on the water, contrasting with the organic form of the tree canopies silhouette. The café has simple and clean European style outdoor seating area, overlooking at the tranquil reflection and green islands in the water. In order to connect the indoor and outdoor space seamlessly, we have carefully studied the design language of the signature sales office/ café building. Seeing that a feature tree has been planted indoor at the center of the glass building, we have planted feature trees outdoor in the water feature correspondingly to link up the design between architecture and landscape.
▼公共休闲区（已建） Public & Recreation Zone(constructed)
This zone features with a larger triangular pond and layers of triangular berms. The trees of Zelkova serrata, which changes in colors throughout the year to intensify the sense of seasonal changes, interweave with the undulating landscape, forming simple yet pleasant scenery. In the future when the entire project is completed, people will pass by a book store and café (the sales gallery building) along their way to home. They could enjoy a peaceful landscape with the delightful sounds of water flow and children playing. It is a tranquil place among the mountains, water and forest, setting people away from the hectic urban life outside.
▼孩童在游乐空间中嬉戏 Children enjoy this recreation space
▼效果图 Rendering of playground
The Forest Zone has a denser plantation to create the atmosphere of forest landscape. Mixtures of evergreen and deciduous native and wild flowers will be planted to create unique ecosystem under the urban setting. Since the Forest Zone is located at the middle of the site, people will not discover the Forest Zone until they walk into the site. Therefore, the Forest Zone is akin to a hidden landscape feature, awaiting discovery by visitors. However, residents will have the chance to enjoy the lush green forest when viewing from the condominium above.
▼森林区（规划设计阶段） Forest Zone(planning stage)
Along the Forest Zone has some covered walkways to guide the circulation. The covered walkway has the layout as the branches of a forest tree and the cover is meticulously designed with the triangular pattern to echo with the overall concept. In addition, at the north eastern corner of the Forest Zone will be the signature triangular forest pavilion hidden inside the forest, where people can have some rest and enjoy the forest scenery.
Towards the southern side of the site is the Kids & Sub Entrance Zone, where a kindergarten locates. The design idea is to let the atmosphere of the Forest Zone sprawl into this area, in order to create a comfortable environment for this zone. Red and warm color tone has been used in this zone to symbolize the energetic atmosphere of children, while all elements, such as paving, seating, and play equipment are designed in triangular form to reach consistency with the overall design concept. Colorful running lane and a running bridge have been provided within the kindergarten to encourage outdoor exercise. Moreover, planting scheme in this zone will be colorful with flowering species to brighten up the playful atmosphere of the landscape.
▼幼童和次入口区（规划设计阶段） Kids & Sub Entrance Zone(planning stage)
万科 · 海潮映月展示了一个富有弹性的现代居住空间，提倡了品质都市生活和优质景观的融合。景观成为了生活的一部分，为住户提供了隐私和生活设备。
Park Block demonstrates a flexible modern living space, where quality urban life is blended with a pleasant mixture of garden and landscape. Landscape becomes part of their daily life, providing highly accessible facilities and privacy for the residents.
Mountain, water and forest are the origin of living that brings the peace to everyone’s heart. The concept of introducing natural elements into the project has been fully understood and applied. And more importantly, the high quality of livable landscape for urban living in this project will link the present with the past, by reconnecting human with nature.
项目名称：万科 · 海潮映月
Project Name: Park Block
Completion Year: Phase 1 completed 2020, Phase 2 under planning stage
Design Area: Landscape
Project location: Ningbo, China
Landscape Design: TK Studio
Lead Landscape Architect: Tawatchai Kobkaikit
Design Team: TK Studio
Construction Design: Ningbo Anlan Landscape Design Co., Ltd.
Construction: Hangzhou Tianqin Landscape Engineering Corporation
Clients: Ningbo Vanke
Photo credits: Shrimp Studio
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