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QIDI Design：The project is located on the west side of Suohe River Park, in the Zhengshang New District of Zhengxi District. With the completion of the three-horizontal-and-vertical road network, it is closely connected with the main urban area. The site has convenient regional transportation and is close to Binhe Road and Longhai West Road, only 5 kilometers away from Zhengzhou West Railway Station. There are relatively mature supporting facilities such as schools and hospitals. High-quality river water resources, abundant surrounding green areas, and beautiful wetland parks have created unique ecological resources here.
01 前期梳理 Preliminary Analysis
The site exhibition area is separated from the main area and the model house, which makes it distinctive. We want to keep the zoning the continuity of expression. Compared with the municipal greenery, the existing planting around the demonstration area is very lush. However, the planting is random, lacking decoration and aesthetics. The existing street to the riverside is higher in the west and lower in the east. There is a 3% gentle slope with a height difference of about ten meters, and the details of the transition need to be designed. The landscape design scope is about 5900 square meters, including the exhibition area, the model house area, and part of the municipal greenery transformation area. We need to design each block to seamlessly connect them and maintain continuity in design techniques.
▼项目鸟瞰 Aerial view
02 设计思路 Design concept
The design concept uses a series of winding paths under the forest as the storyline. With several stops of attractions along the path, visitors can start a journey of forest exploration.
Hardscape material is selected to provide natural tension, such as the bamboo plank road, terrazzo scenery wall, forest mirror, and rope net platform. Softscape breaks the traditional clustered planting form, dominated by woods of clear trunks and large areas of ornamental grasses to have the beautiful four-season scenery.
03 景观设计语言——IN·山水 Landscape design language-IN·Shanshui
The project location is close to Wanshan and Suohe. Wanshan is the remnant of Songshan that traverses the urban area. It is “the first mountain of the Central Plains and the tail of Songshan”; Suohe is the mother river of Xingyang and belongs to the Huaihe river system. The natural background of one mountain and one river, linked to the traditional culture of Xingyang, constitutes the unique heritage of the site. We extracted “nature” as the theme to create a demonstration area hidden in the forest, using large areas of metasequoia, sage, and seasonal flowers to create a relaxing atmosphere for walking in the forest.
入口区域——山有扶苏 Entrance – The mountain of Fusu
The design concept is inspired by ” The Classic of Poetry”. “There is a Fusu in the mountains, and a lotus in the depression.” The entrance is built in a form that mimics the natural landscape. The screen wall with the shape of the undulating mountains stands with winding water beneath. The undulating white screen wall echoes the winding path. Metasequoia forest as the background makes the entire entrance space pure, poetic. It is integrated with the surrounding environment perfectly.
The demonstration area of people’s activities is hidden in the dense forest of Metasequoia. When the light and shadow fall, cool breezes bring a quiet and comfortable space for people.
▼夜幕降临下的入口区域 Entrance in the night sky
入口步道——清影朗朗 Entrance trail – the elegant shadow
The design concept is inspired by “Bamboo Shadow Covering the Window”. Along the winding road are mirrors arranged in an orderly manner. The reality and illusions in the mirror merge together. There is no one in the forest, reflecting the mountains, the water, and the blue sky. There is someone in the forest. They are the shadows dancing in the forest.
▼镜中景象与自然之景虚实相伴 The reality and illusions in the mirror merge together
中心水景——淇水滺滺 The central water feature – the flowing Qi River
The design concept is inspired by the “Qi River with the Cypress Pine Boat”. Through the “Mirror Forest”, there is an enlightened “Clear Water and Sky”, which is an audible, sensible, admirable, and interactive space. The central waterscape is designed as a vortex form existing in nature. The rhythm of water brings movement and coolness to space, as a starry sky reflected. The wooden platform allows visitors to stay and rest, relax, and feel the purity and beauty of the environment.
▼中心水景灯光星星点点 Scattered Light around the central water feature
▼细节设计 Details design
眺台景观——嘉树在阪 Gazebo – Trees in the wild
It is inspired by “The east gate of grass in the wild”. Through the water feature, visitors can overlook the opposite bank of the Suo River in the gazebo.
The trampoline adds more fun to the project. The diverse design inspires children to better perceive the outside world and fully releases their nature. The abundant natural environment around allows children to experience and explore nature spontaneously. The adults can also escape the high-pressure life, and indulge in childishness. Let’s rest together on the wooden platform~
雾森景观——湛湛零露 Foggy forest – Dew
It is inspired by “The dew is shinning under the sun” and “Wild has vine grass with dews.” The misty forest along the way creates a dreamy feeling of rain and mist. Visitors are stepping into a fairyland, with every breath of the fragrance of grass and the greetings of the fir forest.
▼雾气缭绕营造梦幻感 The misty forest along the way creates a dreamy feeling of rain and mist
XingyangSunac·Royal Mansion is a fun and energetic project. Although there are not many design elements, the project takes advantage of the local conditions. The simple curve and powerful dot decorations enrich the fun of nature.
▼样板间摘录 Sample room review
Project name: Sunac·Royal Mansion
Landscape area: 4480㎡
Location: North side of Longhai West Road, Xingyang City, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
Landscape design: Shanghai QIDI Design
Chief designer: Zhang Ying
Design team: Zhu Xiao, Wang Peilin, Li Yumao, Zhou Xinyi, Zhang Qi, Liu Xuguang, Guo Pengxun, Shao Zhimin, Lu Jing, Cai Wenyue, Li Menghui, Luo Ying, Hu Kewen, Luo Meiqiong
Client / Developer: Sunac, Zhengzhou company of North China
Architectural design: Shanghai gad Architectural Design
Interior design: Shenzhen Dejoy International Architects
Photo credit: ZOOM
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