Dongguan Vanke Zhongtian City Garden is located in Dongcheng District, with convenient transportation around the site, good ecological environment, and rich terrain changes. The base is located in the middle of theurban garden community and is a public green space landscape. The original elevation of the middle public green space gradually decreases from north to south. It’s lower than the elevations on both sides of the ground and is in a valley state. The landscape design focuses on how to create a public space that is shared by the community and the city and can meet the activity needs of different groups of people. Whether as a neighboring resident or a resident in the community, we hope that people who come here can experience a diversiform space atmosphere and conduct rich sports activities as if they are in a theme park.
生成逻辑 | Generation logic
1. In the middle of the urban garden is a public green space landscape. The elevation difference is lower than the two sides. The open space in the middle links the communities on the north and south sides.
2. The landscape design needs to create a shared fun valley space while maintaining the integrity of the commercial street interface within the site and rationally resolve the height difference in the site to form accessible pedestrian streets. In addition, there are rhythmic connections in the two pedestrian streets so as to create activity space suitable for different people based on spatial characteristics.
3. Finally, the green corridor is divided into a number of subject areas which are connected in series with the pedestrian streets on both sides. While maintaining the integrity, each space is unique. The divisions from north to south are: Tree Array Plaza, Children’s Vitality Valley, Outdoor Sports Plaza, Water Sports Center, Ecological Waterscape Courtyard, among them Tree Array Plaza and Children’s Vitality Valley are open for the first phase.
Tree Array Plaza
With the tree arrays and dry land fountain landscapes, Tree Array Plaza can both adjust the site’s microclimate and enhance the sense of sequence and guidance of the entrance area. The shaded space can be used as a daily commercial outside space to increase the utilization rate and vitality of the site. The open site design also helps the flow distribution of people in the entrance area. The rich and varied lighting adds a touch of style to the organizations holding night activities.
▼树荫下的空间可作为日常商业外摆空间，the shaded space can be used as a daily commercial outside space to increase the utilization rate and vitality of the site
The “Vitality Valley” for children uses the original valley space to create a safe, strongly enclosed space that will provide children with the necessary training space for growth and development. In the valley, there are projects for children with different challenge difficulty levels such as swing, rope net, climbing, rock climbing wall and large slide to meet the needs of children of different ages. As for the color choices, the fresh blue plastic flooring is used to metaphorize the flow of water, and the rich-colored steel bridge across the valley to metaphorize the rainbow. The Rainbow Bridge is designed to have children’s slides and swings and other children’s facilities. There is also a large tree in the middle that allows each passing person to feel the natural fun. This place will become a vibrant valley where children can run, play, enjoy and challenge themselves.
▼谷地内部设置了秋千、绳网、攀援、攀岩墙、大型滑梯等具有不同挑战难度的儿童项目，in the valley, there are projects for children with different challenge difficulty levels such as swing, rope net, climbing, rock climbing wall and large slide to meet the needs of children of different ages
▼蓝色系铺地隐喻水流， the fresh blue plastic flooring is used to metaphorize the flow of water
▼色彩丰富的桥体隐喻彩虹，the rich-colored steel bridge across the valley to metaphorize the rainbow
（Phase II）Outdoor Sports Plaza
Designed to use the undulating landscape to enclose the basketball court, people can skate and play ball games here.
Water Sports Center
With the height difference, the south side of the pool is designed to have no borders, meanwhile a cascade landscape is equipped to connect with the southern waterscape courtyard. The locker room building provides a place for rest in the site.
Ecological Waterscape Courtyard
The entire courtyard is concave and forms a valley, and the middle terrain is slightly concave to forma water storage area. When it is rainy, it becomes a lake view. When it is sunny, it is an activity square.
▼儿童活力谷平面图，Vitality Valley plan
▼彩虹桥平面图，Rainbow Bridge plan
▼彩虹桥立面图，Rainbow Bridge elevations
▼彩虹桥楼梯细部，Rainbow Bridge staircase detail
Project: Dongguan Vanke Zhongtian City Garden landscape design
Zhongtian City Garden
Project address: Dongcheng District,Dongguan, Guangdong
Design period: May 2016
State: Built (phase1)
Area: 28000 sqm
Owner: Dongguan Vanke
Landscape Design: FCHA
Managing Partner: Zetao Chen
Project Manager: Zhiwei Lu
Design Team: Zhuoyi Ao, ChenhuaYu, Zhuromski Serge, Qinghui Hong, Shijing Feng, Xuefa Liu, Tingyu Lin
Construction Drawing : HS CONCEPT AUSTRALIA.Ltd. (Guangzhou)
Children’s Equipment Design: FUNSATION Co., Ltd.
Technical Consulting: SDCIC Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Photography: Guanhong Chen