Yujidao Park is located in Nanbu, Sichuan, and uses forest landscape design techniques and the connection between urban landscape and cultural landscape to build a harmonious living environment that integrates culture and city, industry and city, and scenery and city. After completion, the park has not only become a good place for citizens to relax and exercise but also plays a positive role in enhancing the comprehensive carrying capacity and competitiveness of Nanbu County, as well as promoting the fast development of the county economy.
Given the current waterfront scenery belts that focus on wetland construction, the lack of transition from inland to riverside vegetation has led to the emergence of strong traces of design belts along the river and a lack of focus on landscape ecology; the project ingeniously completed the transition zone design with primary forests, replanting forests, plantations and characteristic landscape forests, perfectly realizing the conversion from native to the plantation landscape.
The Original Ecology-the In-depth Creation of Landscaping
To create a more complete ecosystem, the design breaks the barriers of solid boundaries and fully considers the combination of the riverside belt and the urban waterfront park. It builds a deep forest line from the inside to the outside of the riverside tidal flat-wetland system-primary forest-artificial garden area-urban boundary, allowing nature to integrate with the city more perfectly.
Design Transition from Solid to Fluid
To avoid the linear control of flood prevention measures on the entire riverside zone, the design draws on the landscaping techniques of Chinese gardens and constructs several different “layout” forms. Through multiple enclosed spaces, the continuous multiple vanishing point scenes in Chinese landscape paintings are created to form a flowing picture scroll.
Organic Integration of Waterfront Landscape
The design has systematically considered the above-ground and underground spaces. As for the ground and water banks, they are appropriately grouped and combed through the creation of visual corridors without destroying the boundaries of the original forest.
One Island, One World, One Water, One Universe
As for the large and long coastal area, the design provides a rich and diverse visual sensory experience through the shaping of the terrain, the adjustment of the relationship between the vegetation, the enclosing of the dense planting group and the road, the construction of the parking site and the characteristic dry stream. During the tour, visitors can not only feel the magnificence of the mountains and rivers but also enjoy the aftertaste of the details of the park.
The design adopts methods such as reduced migration or complete preservation to maximize the ecological value of the primary forest. The boardwalk is adjusted around the forest edge, with wider areas forming small rest areas and the narrow area extending into the forest by a winding path.
The carefully selected plants have constructed ecologically based civic activity space with a complete natural pattern. For tourists, the moment they arrive is the most beautiful time.
Yujidao Park | Nanchong, Sichuan, China | BLVD International
Landscape architect: BLVD International
Client: Nanbu County Landscape Bureau
Photographers: Shining Laboratory