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Qinhuangdao Red Ribbon Park

TeamKongjian Yu, Lin Shihong, Hong Wei, Chen Chen, Niu Jin, He Jun, Ning Weijiing Men Yujia, Luo Shuishui, Long Xiang, Liu Xiangjun, Yang Zhenrong
LocationQinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, China
AwardHonor Award in general Design,Professional Awards,2010, Excellence on the Waterfront Top Honor Award, 2009
DescriptionThe Minimum Intervention Approach to Urban Greenway. Against a background of natural terrain and vegetation, is a “red ribbon†spanning five hundred meters, which integrates the functions of lighting, seating, environmental interpretation, and orientation. While preserving as much of the natural river corridor as possible during the process of urbanization, this project demonstrates how a minimal design solution can achieve a dramatic improvement to the landscape.

A “red ribbon†was designed against the background of green vegetation and blue water. This ribbon stretches for 500 meters along the riverbank, integrating a boardwalk, lighting, seating, environmental interpretation, and environmental orientation. It is made of fiber steel, and lit from inside so that it glows red at night. It stands 60 cm high, and its width varies from 30-150 cm. Various plant specimens are grown in strategically placed holes in the ribbon.
  Four pavilions in the shape of clouds are distributed along the ribbon, which provide protection from the weather, meeting opportunities, and visual focal points.
  Four perennial flower gardens of white, yellow, purple and blue, act as patchwork on the former open fields, and turn the deserted garbage dumps and slum sites into attractions.
  The bright red color of the ribbon lights up this densely vegetated site, links the diverse natural vegetation types and the four added flower gardens, and provides a structural instrument that reorganizes the former unkempt and inaccessible site. The natural site has been dramatically urbanized and modernized, two attributes that are highly sought after by the local residents while keeping the ecological processes and natural services of the site intact. 2007 Design Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2010 Excellence on the Waterfront Award, The Waterfront Center, Washington, D.C.2008 International Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. 2008 “New Seven Wonders of the World,†Condé Nast Traveler, April issue.
ClientThe Landscape Bureau, Qinghuangdao City, Hebei Province, China
Start date01-10-2005
Area Units.q.m.
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