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MIND STUDIO: The restoration of the ecological landscape of the Yangonggong Mine is a poetic dialogue between the mountains and the starry sky. This embodies the restoration, management, and exploration practice of the landscape archi-tects on the abandoned mines to alleviate pollution, re-engage the site with nature, maintain ecological diversity, and pursue sustainable development.
The conceptual design of the landscape restoration is based on the quarry’s unique geography and intends to reflect the site’s culture and memory, evoking a new sense of belonging. The project team adopted various methods such as pollution control, substrate improvement, vegetation restoration, and water system organization to recreate the natural ecology of the mine park. By newly interpreting the natural landscapes of the East with modern methods, creating “entry” landscape experiences, and planting landscapes to change with the four seasons, the design suc-cessfully popularizes ecological science and provides a place for people to communicate.
▽项目鸟瞰 Aerial view of the project
场地现状与难点(现状分析） Site status and difficulties (Existing condition analysis)
The site is located in Chengguan Town, Puding, Guizhou. It was originally a sand and gravel mining area with an area of 359,000 m². The surrounding natural resources are abundant, and the Yelang Lake Reservoir is adjacent to the water source protection area and the drinking water source. The terrain is high in the south and low in the north. The mountain is 1420-meter-high, with a vast view of the landscape. However, due to the top-down stepped open-pit mining in this mining area, the ore is exposed to the surface, and soil erosion and environmental damage are pretty severe.
▽项目区位 Project location
▽场地现状 Site Status
设计策略 Design Strategy
The landscape design integrates the relationship between the large interface of the mountains and rockfaces with the intricacies of the local, fast-growing Moso bamboo. Wetlands are designed to collect rainwater to conserve wa-ter sources. The soil is piled up into hills and built into an artistic terrain. The space divides into two parts: one treats water as static while the other treats mountains as dynamic, providing visitors with a range of conditions for indi-vidual or multi-person events.
▽ 总体规划 Master Plan
▽现场分析 Site Analysis
▽景观分析 Lanscape Analysis
空间节点设计 Space node design
The design uses meteorite as a metaphor for the stone pit in the mines. The meteorite transitions into a bamboo forest in which a road, paved with permeable pavement made from the mine’s gravel, invites people to explore. Walking along the bamboo forest path, one’s line of sight stretches to take in the colorful leafy trees.
▽公园主入口 Main entrance to the park
▽阳光草坪 Sun lawn
▽草坪帐篷露营 Lawn tent camping
The trajectory of the stars separates the nebula and water, forming two ecological wetlands in different spaces, with the open water surface and the feeling of floating islands in the water. The boulder array inspires awe: through close contact with the larger-than-life feeling of the massive stones, one is confronted with the majestic scale of the site. Plantings of self-maintaining aquatic plants will eventually become an ecological wetland meadow, increasing the interaction between humans and nature.
▽生态湿地局部鸟瞰 Partial bird’s-eye view of ecological wetland
▽林下休闲 Recreation under the forest
▽巨石列阵鸟瞰 Boulder array
▽近距离接触巨大的石块 Get up close and personal with huge boulders
▽湖边生态湿地草甸 lakeside ecological wetland meadow
▽生态湿地丰水期 Ecological wetland wet season
▽ 生态湿地枯水期 Ecological wetland dry season
The rocky terrain and planted bamboo are interspersed with colorful-leaf tree species and wetland aquatic and flowering plants to form a landscape further enriched with the seasonal changes.
▽ 儿童游乐区 Children’s play area
A waterside platform built with anticorrosive wood provides visitors with a beautiful deck for engaging with aquatic animals and plants and learning about the water ecosystem. Other functions include fishing, photography, leisure, meditation, observing plants in the pool, playing with aquatic life, and admiring the beautiful scenery along the coast.
▽ 亲水平台 Hydrophilic platform
▽ 为水面活动扩展更多可能性 Expanding possibilities for surface activities
Visitors can ascend the steel structure of the star-gazing platform to enjoy the full view of the park at the foot of the mountain, an exciting opportunity for photography and climbing enthusiasts.
▽ 观星台 Star observatory
设计解决的社会问题（社会意义） Social problems solved by design (social significance)
Due to the rapid urbanization processes in China, abandoned mines in quarries have caused many environmental problems such as soil erosion, flood, biodiversity loss, and damage to the earth’s surface, all of which impact the sustainable development of local urban ecology and social economy. The Guizhou Yangonggong Mine Park Project is not only a conversation among mountains, rivers, and stars but also an attempt at communication between humans and nature. Ecological restoration of the site and continuous observation of nature will become an essential and ongoing reshaping of the relationship between man and nature, in which people can learn to appreciate nature more deeply. While restoring the site’s ecological design of this rehabilitation project also provides a space for public activities and communication for residents.
▽ 植物分析 Plant Analysis
▽ 生态修复 Ecological Restoration
设计方： Mind Studio 迈德景观
Project name: Renovation Design of Qingyang Community Park in the Old Core City
Location: Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China
Project area: 359000 square meters
Design： Mind Studio
Leader design: Jiang Jun, Yang Xiue, You Nanfei
Design team: Yang Xiu’e, You Nanfei, Yang Fengmeng, Yang Ya, Wang Yu, Tian Hanhan, Deng Tinghuan, Liu Xin, Li Cong、Esther Zhou、Chen Long、Long Jinzhou、Zhang Qi
Design period: December 2019
Owner: Puding County Yongtai Stone Development and Utilization Co., Ltd.
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