Cherry blossoms for tourists have already become a city card in Wuhan, UAO’s new work “cherry blossom garden” was expanded on one side of the original cherry blossom garden.The construction site was an abandoned children’s playground before. Party A was initially seeking to expand the original cherry garden, doubling the size of the original cherry garden to meet the growing demand for cherry blossoms of tourists.
▼樱花游园，the cherry blossom garden
Professor Li Tao,the founder of UAO, believes that the use of the poles of children’s rides on the scene and the renovation of it into a new amusement park should serve as a starting point for creative design after seeing the full-fledged children’s climbing facilities.It contains two meanings: the first is still cherry blossoms theme park, but it can meet the children’s game as a renewed continuation of the original site update function; second is that cherry blossom is a very seasonal landscape with fleeting “instant” beauty. But as a park, it also has to meet the frequency of the two weeks of the year except for the two-week cherry blossom festival. While the children’s recreational functions continue to be retained, the use of the remaining 350 days is possible.What kind of collision feeling will be when we combine “instant beauty” with “constant beauty” together?
▼改造前航拍，Aerial view before renovation
At the beginning, UAO team made statistics and classifications of all the current status, and combined the available original rods into a new one.This project contains two units: one is to use a long rod around a few remained trees in the field，to form a multilayer corridor system for children; The other is the use of shorter rods, mainly to combine 1.25-meter-long lateral rods into a maze.It takes full account of children’s behavior habits: chasing, tireless running, hiding cats and other patterns of behavior detection.
▼尺度分析，the scale analysis
In the concrete implementation phase, the original bar was tested and found that many rods could not meet the structural security needs of the late use. The idea of retaining the rod must be changed, but the idea of using the rod to design should be used throughout the design.
▼完成后的公园，the park after renovation
In the final plan, the rods are assembled into a series of small items: ramps, swings, pavilions and so on. These pieces do not only become part of their children’s recreational facilities, but also stitching the site together. At the same time, it provides a place for people to stop and enjoy, which makes the small garden more fun and encourages children to explore.
▼设计将景观和设置整合在一起，the facilities are integrated with the landscape
Original trees in the field are preserved, and the new varieties of cherry blossom include:Yunnan early Sakura, Japan early Sakura, Yoshiyoshi Yoshino, mountain cherry, etc. The circular trail around the site also becomes a walkway for the tourists to jog, while the topography is raised to form a resting seat. The bumper cars left in the original site were kept in the stadium.
▼保留的碰碰车成为了空间中的娱乐装置，the bumper car is preserved as playing installations
UAO wants to express an idea through such a project, that is: the boundaries between architectural design and landscape design should be vague and uncertain, which may be subordinate to landscape architecture category (or plant architecture). Temporary and growth landscape(the instant cherry blossom period) as well as solid construction with space construction ability ( constant exist of rod pieces) form a contrast naturally.The boundaries between the landscape and architecture can be blurred, all the elements of landscape (plants, slope, etc.)can be used as a “material” for creating a sense of space,just like walls, columns, and rods in architecture.We try to solve the landscape problems with space design method usually used in architecture and extend the boundaries of traditional garden design techniques in order to achieve the representation of modernist landscape features.
▼结合了景观和建筑的设计，the design combines the architecture and landscape disciplines
团队：梁海峪 虞娟娟 祖丽君
摄影：存在建筑摄影 苏哲维 胡炳盛(航拍部分)
Design team: UAO
Chief designer: Li Tao , Hu Bingsheng
Team: Liang Haiyu, Yu Juanjuan, Zu Lijun
Chinese Text: Li Tao
English Text: Zhang Liuyang
Photography: Su Zhewei, Hu Bingsheng (aerial part)
Project Address: Wuhan, Hubei