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LANDAU：Fuzhou is a beautiful city planted with many banyan trees, which now provide shade for the entire city and give it another name – Rong Cheng (Banyan City). Evergreen, luxuriant, majestic and full of vitality, banyan trees are symbols of Fuzhou spirit. On the site there are two centuries-old banyan trees, based on which a beautiful picture of life is unfolding here…
Located in the core area of Fuzhou city, the site belongs to the old Taijiang District, enjoying convenient transportation and favorable living facilities. As the sub-center of the city, this area has great potential for future development. Since the site is surrounded by old neighborhoods, how to create a commercial block with a sense of history, how to upgrade the surrounding environment and how to promote the urban renewal have become the challenges for this design.
▼项目鸟瞰 Aerial View
设计理念 Design Idea
The site is flat without large height difference, which is favorable for space design. Two 300-year-old banyan trees standing on the site become the highlights of the space, and all the design is focusing on the protection of the trees. In the early stage, based on the survey of the site, the design team has communicated with relevant government department and tree protection units, trying to protect the trees from construction: the tree roots are well preserved by the gravel and water-permeable pavement; the tree trunks are further supported by more holders.
▼现场两颗百年古榕树照片Photo of the Site
Following the urban context of Fuzhou City and inspired by the ancient banyan trees as well as the unique water-and-ink atmosphere, the design team aims to create a natural and elegant landscape space, which will embody the history and culture of Fuzhou in an artistic and unconventional way. Modern design skills are employed to interpret the traditional culture and connect the past with the future. In Chinese language, “Rong(banyan tree)” pronounces the same as “Fusion”, which means integration and harmony, showing the wisdom of oriental culture.
▼项目平面图 Master plan
The exhibition area consists of three parts: the Time Square, the commercial street and the commercial frontage.Embracing everything and balancing Yin and Yang, the design has fully considered the fusion of human beings and nature, and kept them in harmony with each other through landscape skills.
▼方案模型Model of the Project
方案设计 Conceptual Design
The Annual Ring Plaza defines a semi-enclosed space where two ancient banyan trees stand in the center against large mirror water. The element of tree ring appears in the bottom of the pool, the stools, the planting beds, etc. well emphasizing its design theme. At the entrance, murmuring water flows down the rough wall and splashes in the water along the path, adding vitality and coolness to the quiet and relaxing space.
▼栓船桩融合福州船坞文化，造型精巧别致，上边细致地雕刻着双鱼纹样 The mooring dolphins beside the path symbolize the dockyard culture of Fuzhou
Sitting quietly under the centuries-old banyan trees, you will find time seems to stop here, only with the ring-shaped pavement rippling around. Light and shadow change as time goes by, and the borders between eternity and moment, stillness and flow seem to have blurred.
The wavy terrain beside the Annual Ring Plaza is natural and smooth, well enclosing the landscape space. Skillful lighting design creates a dreamlike atmosphere at night.
▼草坪上布置的点状灯光 Dotted lights on the lawn
▼点状灯光装置细节 Dot lighting details
In addition, black and white gravel paved around the banyan trees not only outlines the ring shape but also allows the roots to breathe and drain easier.
Landscape stone design: In order to select appropriate landscape stones, the owner and the designer visited many places and finally chose several complete, black and textural stones. Cut and spliced carefully, these stones are well placed to decorate the space.
The waterscape under the banyan trees provides chances for people to get close to water, which makes the space more impressive.
In consideration of the elegant landscape style of the project, pennisetum alopecuroides “little bunny” and pennisetum setaceum are selected as the ground cover plants to create a romantic atmosphere. Planted two month before the opening, they will present the best views when blooming.
Based on the analysis of several successful commercial districts in China, the design team put forward the design goal for the project, that is, to create a comfortable and characteristic commercial space. Along the 7.4m-16m wide linear street, waterscapes, grass slopes and leisurely furniture are designed to create an attractive space. On the south, the frontage commercial space is about 22.8m wide, providing a comfortable and relaxing space for people.
▼商业内街 In the commercial street
Landscape elements of the Annual Ring Plaza continue here. Wonderful arrays of plants form the sequence of the landscape space and attract visitors into the inner commercial street. As the night descends, stars light up in the sky, just like the diamonds glisten against the dark blue velvet. Lights and stars dialogue with each other, making the night more romantic and charming.
▼沿街入口大水面夜景 Night view over the water at the entrance
Here time travels slowly with the ancient trees waiting quietly. The tree rings record the happy moments in life, while the ripples form the shape of love. YanGO Fusion Fuzhou has integrated landscape, buildings and nature together, achieving the balance between old and new cultures. Witnessed by the centuries-old banyan trees, the design team has elaborately created a dream home under the banyan trees for the owner.
Project name: FUSION FUZHOU
Location: Taijiang, fuzhou, China,
Owner: YANGO GROUP
Landscape design: LANDAU
Planning and architectural design:PT
Construction unit: fujian sentairan landscape engineering co., LTD
项目中的材料运用 Application of materials in this project
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