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LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen
China Architecture News - Jul 25, 2018 - 04:21 8360 views
The team saw off other competitors in the competition, including JCFO, SWA and TCL. The jury praised the winning proposal for "its fresh approach and beinghighly attentive to local ecology meanwhile incorporating romantic techniques and realistic urban functions."
View along the main promenade
The new masterplan will include a km-long red-coloured elevated pathway that extends throught the plan. The forest and sports park will become a destination for the Big Bay area.
As this metropolitan region finds its success in innovative industries, the park focuses on innovation in sports and ecology. Two R&D centers, one for sports, one for botany are centrally located in the park.
From here, a constant evolution and diversification of the park will take place. On the central park loop, a linear plant and tree nursery is integrated.
Central lake plan 1:2000
In a natural forest setting, people will be able to get to know new and "forgotten" sports, as well as the latest techniques used in sports. A range from open valleys to lower hills and mountain forest offers the natural background for these sports and active leisure.
Main connections into the park
An elevated path connects the park to the city and the forest; forming a scenic route that passes by all different types of forest. A series of pavilions, that host functions like restaurant, restroom, viewing platform and forest cabin, is modular an prefabricated, to minimize environmental impact.
Grid of forest trails with numbered nodes
9 sports hubs are located along the main promenade
Each landscape zone accomodates its own selection of sports and activities
Diagram of red path
Entrance plaze and start of the red path
Red path and canopy, crossing a big road
Red path between the tree foliage
Red path in the valley of 100 ponds
View on electricity pylons, equipped with LED strips to become light scultpures
Forest cabin that can be rented for a night
Ecological water edge around the main lake
Cooling Down Pavilion in the middle of the lake
Elevated module, that can function as forest cabin, cafe and lookout tower
Single module on ground, serving as restrooms
Double module, serving restaurant
Central event hall, consisting of 35 modules
Top image: Birdseye view from central lake towards Guang Ming
All images courtesy of LOLA, TALLER and L+CC
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