For a contract undertaken outside the UK. The International Award can be either a domestic, commercial or private contract, interior or exterior. (For maintenance element see categories 1P-1S.) Overseas maintenance schemes will be judged within the Maintenance Category. This is a paperwork submission only. No judging visits are undertaken.
beijing tsinghua tongheng urban planning and desihn institute - PRINCIPAL AWard WINNER 2018
design for children - ya’an panda green island park landscape design
Ya’an, which is 115km from Chengdu, is on the western edge of the Sichuan Basin, a lowland region in southwestern China surrounded by mountains. Panda Green Island Park is located on Shuizhongba Island, at the intersection of Ya’an new and old cities, and covers 16.94 hectares.
The planners’ objectives were to create a comprehensive park that blended into the surrounding landscape and ecology and that was properly adapted to the local climate, culture and lives of Ya’an’s citizens, focusing on children’s growth needs.
Four key strategies drove the planning process: 1. Ecological foundation - to create micro-topography for building up a stone stream LID system throughout the park; 2. Rational layout - the entire park is divided into six functional areas; 3. Core framework – provided by the iconic “Rain Corridor”; 4. Design for children - the panda playground is specially designed for children and is spoken highly of by residents, particularly in terms of its beneficial social impact, which exceeds government expectations.
Public recognition and the success of Panda Green Island Park have encouraged city decision-makers to begin promoting measures to improve children’s living environment.