The project is located in the south side of Hei longjiang Road, Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, and it is an undeveloped green belt space left after the relocation of high-voltage lines. In this project, we discussed how to improve the quality of the urban environment, stimulate the vitality of the city, and promote the coordinated development of urban ecology, industry and life, while strengthening social cohesion and improving people’s healthy life.
Aerial photography of the western section
North of the project equipped with leisure and fitness sports areas meet the needs of citizens for rest and communication. The south of the green corridor is a dense forest area retains the native tree vegetation. It will become a green ecological screen for the future community in the south. The characteristic culture of Southern Shandong is integrated into the site. We integrate the characteristic culture of southern Shandong into the site, and place science & technology interactive facilities, which improves the participation of citizens and increases the vitality of the site. The project creates a scene of future urban life: more open and inclusive, free and equal, and culturally confident.
Aerial photography of the eastern section
The project is located in the south side of Heilongjiang Roadof the Zaozhuang High-tech Zone. The narrow strip area connects Yuanzhai mountain and Hongtu river from west to east, which is an important urban ecological corridor of Zaozhuang High-tech Zone. It forms an ecological network pattern of the city together with other surrounding ecological green belts.
Planning analysis chart
Challenges and Opportunities
The site was originally a narrow high-voltage line protection green space, 85 meters wide from north to south and 1450 meters long from east to west. The first phase of the project spans Changbaishan Road and Fuyuan 2nd Road, covering an area of about 6.8 hectares. The original site layout is single, there is no space for citizen activities. The road pavement is seriously damaged, and there is no connection with the surrounding space of the city. It is a “gray” space of the city. The relocation of high voltage lines brings the site a new opportunity.
Original state ©邱勇
As the first green space construction project in this region, S&T Innovation green corridor will lead urban green development and play a key role in promoting the healthy development of communities.
After renovation open and interactive public space in the East plot ©邵勇
Environmentally friendly, Open and inclusive, culturally diverse
We consider the various needs of the future community from the perspective of the whole city since the beginning of the design. We hope to build an ecological, open and diversified urban public space, strengthen the connection between nature, human and city from the aspects of ecology, life and society, and build a more open and inclusive, free and equal, culturally confident future urban life scene.
The interweaving of linear space not only considers the use function, but also the reinterpretation of water transport culture
Open leisure space under the forest provides a place for people to talk and rest
Design strategy 1
Regeneration of the site—Space transformation, diversified functions
Minimize human intervention in the 38-meter-wide native dense forest planting area in the south of the site and create a quiet and private conversation space. It has also become a green screen for the future residential community and ensure the quality of life in the south. The 50-meter-wide area on the north side of the site is close to Heilongjiang Road. We have reconstructed this space and fully considered the participation, scientific and technological experience of citizens of all ages. The west plot is planned for meeting the needs of community life and the east plot is planned for meeting the needs of business life, so as to create a dynamic urban open space; The slow traffic system connects the east and west plots and forest paths, and connects the north and south of the site to form a spatial system containing both “static” and “dynamic” feature.
On the open lawn, the simple corridor is not only the opposite scenery, but also a place to take shelter from the rain and cool
During the planning stage, we organized several meetings and visited nearby communities, and considered the actual demands of local government departments and citizens for the new site, so as to strengthen the participation of people, and create an urban communication space for daily life.
an urban communication space
After the opening of the project, people will gather here for activities, leisure and fitness, children’s entertainment, and even hold a flea markets, so that they can truly feel the value brought by the design for the improvement of life experience. In the west plot adjacent to the residential area, there are basketball courts, fitness venues, small football fields, children’s venues and other living venues; We have placed dry spray square, interactive floor piano, interactive pavilions and other interactive venues in the east plot which near the commercial street; People can also walk, sit, talk and play chess in the dense forest area on the south side.
Keep the original dense forest in the south, add leisure seats and create a quiet and comfortable space under the forest
The service station building in the site has functions such as toilets, leisure, catering and management, making it integrated with the park. Service stations are located in the dense area of greenway activity venues, which not only provide daily functional services for citizens and tourists, but also serve as auxiliary rooms for future exhibition activities in the park.
The service station is compatible with the natural environment and has the functions of toilets, leisure, catering and management
Although the building area is less than 150 square meters, it underwent many revisions during the design process, and finally chose to use a combination of virtual and solid processing, forming the building “growing” out of the park.
The architecture is integrated with nature, and the exterior frame and greening interweave into a leisure gallery. The exterior finishes adopt bright silver to soften the color boundary, making the original thick building more light and flexible
Design strategy 2
Emotional resonance – Integration of South Shandong characteristic culture, unified linear design language
The project serves as a carrier of urban memory, Canal culture in southern Shandong and local poetry cultural elements are implanted in the landscape design to make people have emotional resonance and common interest. The layout of the site comes from the water transport culture of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
East Entrance Space
The interweaving of space and park road is like the continuous flow of the ships in the canal. We interpret this traditional culture in a modern and concise form, and adopt unified design language and localized cultural in pavement, planting, supporting post stations, sculptures, landscape seats, pavilions and other structures.
The public seat made of boat shape is surrounded by green trees. The boat about to travel seems to be ready to go
The interactive cultural landscape wall brings people the fun of turning over the “blind box”
Design strategy 3
Safety and environmental protection – smooth traffic, comfortable space and environmental protection
A 4-meter-wide green belt between Heilongjiang Road and the site is reserved for improving the internal traffic safety of the site; The comfortable and open space keeps the visitor’s vision unobstructed and improves social security, and also is reserved for holding temporary activities; The safety of use is considered in the spatial layout, equipment, materials and planting of fitness venues and children’s playground. Imitation stone material is used for the paving, and LED lamps are used for lighting.
The 5m wide main road adopts dark phthalein blue background color and color marking, giving people a fresh and pleasant visual experience
In order to ensure the perfect presentation of every space and detail, the design team and construction team worked together to overcome many difficulties and solved many on-site construction problems. At present, the first phase of S&T Innovation Green Corridor has been opened to the public in early July 2021. After completion, the Green Corridor Park provides citizens with a diversified spatial experience.
Dry spray interactive square under the curtain of night
The ground interactive piano is a music field that children want to experience in the rain
Before the opening to the public, the site was rarely visited and the urban vitality was insufficient, with less than 20 people per day. After the opening, the number of people has increased greatly. More than 1000 people visit every day. The project strengthens the cohesion of the community and creates a healthy and dynamic urban communication space. The project has been highly praised by the citizens in the online comments, and the free market spontaneously emerged. It has become the first choice for outdoor leisure and entertainment of local citizens.
General layout (Phase I)
Project Name: Science & Technology Innovation Green Corridor (Phase I)
Location: South of Heilongjiang Road, high tech Zone, Zaozhuang City
Project Area: 68000 ㎡
Design year & Completion Year: October 2020 & July 2021
Design: Tongyuan Design Group Co., Ltd. – Landscape Design Institute
Program director: Yu Jing
Project Leader: Chen Bingqing
Chief Designer: Zhao Dongchang
Team: Qiu Yong、Han Jinzhao、Dong Yaozong、Qiaodan、Jia Chanjuan、E Linlin、Wu Yue、Lu Qun、Xing Zhaoyu、Geng Qingbin、Xu Enhao、Zhang Caiyan、Li Haotian
Construction unit: Shandong Zhicheng Industrial Development Co., Ltd.
Construction unit: China Railway 14th Bureau Group 4th Engineering Co., Ltd
Photography: Shao Yong、Zhou Qingxian、Zhao Dongchang、Qiu Yong、Han Jinzhao