THE PROJECT IS LOCATE WITHIN THE FEW REMAINING LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIAL AREAS LOCATED WITHIN SHANGHAI METROPOLITAN AREA (RESIDENTIAL AREA). THE URBAN TRANSFORMATION OF THE PARK WILL BECOME A STRONG PUBLIC REALM OR THE FUTURE URBAN CENTRE
LWK & PARTNERS
Location Caohejing, Shanghai
Site Area 25 ha
Client Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Corp.
Collaboration LWK Planning + LWK Landscape
Award HKILA Merit Landscape Design Award 2016
The challenge of the site is that it is an Overhead Power-line corridor. The negative impression of overhead power-lines has kept this area and particularly the park from major upgrades to attract people to use the park. Our challenge for this project was whether we can change this negative impression into something positive. Our concept was to renovate power pylons so they become artistic sculpture elements which can be seen by day and light up at night. The urban strategy opens up the park using re-aligned axis and visual corridor to create direct visual connection between two selected pylons.