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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

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Rotterdam-based landscape architects LOLA, TALLER and L+CC have won an international competition for a 600-hectare forest and sports park in Guang Ming, Shenzhen, China. 

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."

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

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. 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Masterplan 1:5000

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. 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

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.  

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

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. 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Grid of forest trails with numbered nodes

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

9 sports hubs are located along the main promenade

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Each landscape zone accomodates its own selection of sports and activities

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Diagram of red path

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Entrance plaze and start of the red path

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Red path and canopy, crossing a big road

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Red path between the tree foliage

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Red path in the valley of 100 ponds

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

View on electricity pylons, equipped with LED strips to become light scultpures 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Forest trail 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Forest cabin that can be rented for a night 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Ecological water edge around the main lake 

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Cooling Down Pavilion in the middle of the lake

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Elevated module, that can function as forest cabin, cafe and lookout tower

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Single module on ground, serving as restrooms

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

Double module, serving restaurant

LOLA, TALLER and L+CC win competition for a new forest and sports park in Shenzhen

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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