On July 7th, the winners of the 2022 Melbourne design awards were announced. ZEHO ECO's projects——Tangshan Garden Expo Park and Central Green Axis of Bejing-Tangshan Avenue won the Silver in the Landscape Design-International cagegory.
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Tangshan Garden Expo Park: From Brownfield to Green Oasis
Tangshan Garden Expo Park is in Kaiping District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. It covers 2.18 km2 area and was completed in 2021. Tangshan is an industrial city in China with over a hundred-year history. Before its redesign, the site was an industrial wasteland formerly used for coal mining. The geological and geomorphic conditions are complex due to underground goaf, accumulated construction waste, coal mining subsidence, which lie between the downtown area and Kaiping, hindering urban development. The three pillars of ecological restoration, inheritance and innovation, and sustainable development characterized the design. Since 2018, the design team has assisted the local government to successfully create a near natural landscape base and build a stable internal ecological cycle system through land comprehensive utilization and ecological in-situ restoration. Considering post-expo operation in advance, the exhibition function space and supporting service facilities are designed to inherit the traditional garden art, convey the concept of green environmental protection, and present a grand meeting. Meanwhile, it creates the largest green open space in the city's northeast and enhances the well-being of citizens. It is a demonstration project for the transformation of Tangshan from a resource-based industrial and mining city to an innovative ecological and livable city.
Regenerative Green Tissues: Central Green Axis of Beijing-Tangshan Avenue
The Central Green Axis of Beijing-Tangshan Avenue project is located in the middle of West district of Tangshan Station (Zhanxi), a newly developed urban area of Tangshan, China. The space has a total length of 1 km and a total area of 119,000 square meters. Its east side faces Zhanxi Square, near Tangshan High-speed Railway Station, while its west side borders the Zhanxi landmark City Gate, forming a vital gateway between the area's urban landscape. Based on the design concept of “Growth and Fusion”, the project creates an urban green corridor linking the old and new urban areas of Tangshan. A model for new urban construction in the Zhanxi area, the Central Green Axis of Jingtang Avenue is also representative of Tangshan’s ongoing transformation from a traditional manufacturing city to a city of low carbon emissions, diversified development, and intelligent infrastructure.
In this project, the design team deeply reflected on the environmental issues brought about by urbanization. Using methodology and research findings from ecology, the Central Green Axis was built as an urban green lung to help reduce carbon emissions. Shaded by abundant trees, it provides numerous activity spaces such as a public square, outdoor offices, and a theater. These features meet the demands of Tangshan residents and provide an interface for future regional development.
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