Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries win Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Guangzhou City Government announced that two winning entries were selected for the Guangzhou Fangchun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan competition. The two separate entries selected include the team of Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects with Guangzhou Planning Design Institute and another entry by West 8.

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

The competition entry covers a site area of 2,050 ha. (20.5km2) with wide landscape and wetland parks and residential development for over 50.000 inhabitants. The former delta with its tradition of horticultural usage will be transformed into an ecological urban landscape.

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi is located in the Guangzhou Western Liwan District, Fangcun region, and between Foshan City and Guangzhou City in China. The site is a 30 minute drive from Baiyun Airport or 10 minute drive from Guangzhou South Train Station.

Rainer Schmidt and West 8 entries selected for Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Competition

Image Credit | Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects

Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects  Concept
The overall site concept is derived from the form and character of the dominant elements of flowers and water. A romantic, dreamy and fragrant city emerges as a new center for the region. The structure comprises one central area and seven urban groups radiating out like the petals of a flower. The site’s green space network links the Foshan ecological corridor, Pearl River ecological corridor and the Pearl River Delta into one connected system. Rivers and streams around the core area flow into and through a new water system designed to clean and filter river water.  The centerpiece of the water system is the Huadi Lake and wetlands in the core area. Cleaned water from the system can be used for recreation, within the urban area and the core area, and for irrigation of flower fields and other agriculture. The concept incorporates artificial wetlands and natural wetlands to control flood patterns and intensity.

 

Flower fields at the expo | Image Credit | West 8

West 8 Concept
The Masterplan vision starts with the introduction of an ecological water system network. Implementing this system will rearrange the land use structure on a large scale. It consists of the main ecological cleaning machine imbedded in locations, a Primary Water Collector System, Secondary Water Connector with Water Locks (Inlets/Outlets) and Tertiary Water Network of Small Scale Ditches (canals) which will be streaming along the gridline corresponding to the Guangzhou and Fushan cities historical axis, the Canton axis.

Images Courtesy of Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architects and WEST 8

Official Announcement

广州市规划局荔湾分局广州芳村花地概念规划竞赛项目于2013年01月08日进行公开招标。经评标委员会对竞赛成果的认真评审,并经采购人确认,拟由以下单位为优胜方案:

方案一:West 8 城市规划及景观设计事务所

方案二:广州市城市规划勘测设计研究院(主体),雷纳•施密特景观建筑师事务所(成员)

公示期限至:2013年02月06日

 

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