In 2022, Dongjiang column has been established for 79 years. As the revolutionary relic of Dongjiang column and the birthplace of Dongjiang spirit, Kwai Chung is highly expected by all walks of life. As the “Mother River” of Dapeng Bay water, the Kwai Chung River takes the project as the carrier to tell the story of red culture and build the 3.2km Kwai Chung River landscape corridor into an outdoor “party construction lecture hall”.
▼视频，Video © 深圳园林股份有限公司
▼鸟瞰图，Aerial view © 马晓奇
Centennial Kwai Chung，Canyon Cloud Bay
The upper reaches of Kwai Chung River originate from Luowutian reservoir and Baguang Jingxin reservoir in series. It is the birthplace of the red revolution in Dapeng Peninsula. The river flows through the central area of Kwai Chung to Shayu gushing out of Haikou. It is an important base in revolutionary history such as the successful northward withdrawal of Dongjiang column. The project planning takes “Canyon cloud bay” as the design theme, and wins with Canyon, shoal, waterfall and winding water. Taking “Dongzong family letter” as the story line, combined with water and context, integrate urban life into “Canyon cloud bay”. The first shot of Dongjiang’s Anti Japanese War, the heroic Dongjiang column and the successful northern withdrawal through the mountains and rivers on both sides of the river are engraved in the memory of the river.
▼项目规划以“峡谷云湾”为设计主题，The project planning takes “Canyon cloud bay” as the design theme © 马晓奇
▼河岸局部鸟瞰，Aerial view to the waterside © 马晓奇
the hundred-year journey——Dongjiang’s first Anti Japanese shot
After the September 18th Incident in 1931, the January 229th movement in Beiping in 1935 and the July 7th incident in 1937, Dapeng set off a vigorous Anti Japanese and national salvation movement. The cultural theme of the upstream section is the first Anti Japanese shot of Dongjiang River. The longitudinal length of the river is 1.6km, the transverse span is 60m, and the area is about 81000 square meters, including 45000 square meters of land area and 36000 square meters of water area. This section runs through the industrial zone and the old urban area of residents. Both sides of the current river embankment are occupied by residents and factory areas. It is designed to improve the living quality and strengthen the behavior of citizens. The main purpose is to build a seamless waterfront footpath on both sides to form a 3.2km closed circular ecological belt.
▼滨水步道，Waterfront footpath © 马晓奇
As the opening of the Kwai Chung River, the scenic wall of the first Anti Japanese gun in Dongjiang tells the extraordinary years of the establishment of the Dongjiang column. The East longitudinal time view wall is 37m long and 1.6m high. The five blocks of linear rusted iron exhibition boards are displayed in pictures and texts with five contents: preface, coastal mobile drama troupe, baguang Township Anti Japanese self defense force, the establishment of Dapeng Peninsula party organization and the first shot of Dongjiang Anti Japanese war.
▼东江抗日第一枪景墙，The scenic wall of the first Anti Japanese gun in Dongjiang © 马晓奇
Return to the origin of the river and stimulate the regeneration ability of the river. Forest theater and children’s world create a landscape visual corridor through the green, practical and diverse public space network combined with the characteristics of local natural resources. Walking along Xiangdi Avenue, white orchids bloom in the wind, bringing wisps of fragrance. Along the road, leisure corridor, Xianghua Avenue, waterfront trail, leisure ecological belt, toilet, Yunfan sculpture, plant commercial trail, flower corridor trail and Jinkui community leisure ecological belt are set to create a healthy and natural living atmosphere, an ecological space where ecology is integrated into the site, and a symbiotic city where rivers are integrated into the city, so as to build an oxygenenriched urban ecological network framework for the future.
▼香堤大道，Xiangdi Avenue © 马晓奇
▼香花大道，Xianghua Avenue © 马晓奇
▼儿童健身区，Children’s fitness area © 马晓奇
Call of Duty——Heroic Dongjiang column
The core section of the green corridor takes the “heroic Dongjiang column” as the cultural theme. The longitudinal length of the river is 400m, and the transverse span of the river is 160m, including 63500 square meters of land and 10000 square meters of water. The urban green space on the expressway side released to improve the safety of river flood discharge in this area is adjacent to the planned Dapeng Sports Center in the East, sanxihe ecological belt in the north and Yanghe ecological belt in the West. It is the urban living room of Dapeng new area and the concentrated embodiment of the characteristics of mountain and sea cities.
▼湖畔剧场，Lakeside theater © 陈卫国
▼正面鸟瞰，Aerial view to the front side © 马晓奇
▼双层廊架，The double-layer corridor © 刘学飞
▼剧场夜景，Theater by night © 陈卫国
Through the gentle slope of the river and the setting of air shield dam, the hydrophilicity of the river and the landscape effect of the great lake are increased, and the red revolution story of “heroic Dongjiang column” is transmitted. Set up a lakeside theater to interpret history and culture, climb the double-layer corridor and feel the red atmosphere of the river. The meritorious bridge and kuixiang bridge restore the historical course of the Dongjiang column in that year, and stand on the red boat platform to feel the red charm.
▼跌水蹦床眺台，Diving trampoline terrace © 马晓奇
▼跌水蹦床眺台夜景，Night view © 马晓奇
▼戏水平台，Waterfront terrace © 马晓奇
Walking in Pengcheng wetland and winding water flowing wine cups, we can realize the cultural revival of the living field on the site. The unexpected cultural bloom can always bring us surprises. It can also indulge in nature in the water world and the diving trampoline terrace, bringing a new way to contact with nature.
▼鹏城湿地，Pencheng wetland © 刘庆龙
▼曲水流觞，The winding river © 陈卫国
▼红船挑台，Red boat platform © 马晓奇
▼功勋桥，Meritorious Bridge © 马晓奇
▼滨水步道，Waterfront footpath © 陈卫国
▼葵乡桥，Kuixiang Bridge © 马晓奇
Connecting nature and livability, walking along the waterfront trail, passing through the rockery and falling water, we came to the full-age children’s paradise. Here, natural materials such as sand, logs and low-carbon popular science gather with each other. The connected slow line connects the public space of the city. Cycling and jogging has become a new trend, and people began to enjoy the fun of sports life. The entrance square guides the passing people into the next surprise. Through the above nodes, the area is connected in series to form an 800 meter closed circular leisure ecological belt, which closely connects the functions of the surrounding cities.
▼全龄儿童乐园，Children’s paradise © 马晓奇
▼游戏场地，Playground © 陈卫国
our track across the country——Victory retreat north
Shayuchong section takes “victory retreat to the north” as the cultural theme. Establish a resilient and dynamic mountain sea blue-green system and activate the elastic space of urban water symbiosis. The longitudinal length of the river channel is 1.2km, the maximum transverse span is 100m, and the area is about 77100 square meters, including 41800 square meters of land area and 35000 square meters of water area. Pengcheng waterfall is the river section with the best natural resources and the largest elevation difference of Kwai Chung River. The natural and spectacular ten level waterfall goes down the river. The cable bridge crosses the waterfall. Standing on the waterfall viewing platform, you can see the 300 year old Gongfu bridge site, appreciate the historical memory of victory North withdrawal cultural wall, victory North withdrawal viewing platform and so on. It not only enriches the tourism resources of shayuchong village, but also adds a spectacular natural scenic spot to Pengcheng.
▼鹏城大索桥，The cable bridge © 马晓奇
▼胜利北撤文化墙，Cultural wall © 马晓奇
▼胜利北撤观景台，Viewing platform © 马晓奇
Integrate the surrounding ecological resources, integrate into the urban memory, display and condense the public cultural atmosphere, and realize the connection of global carbon neutralization and ecological network. It softens the boundary between the city and nature, while retaining its flood control function, it connects the river with urban development, and comprehensively improves the urban image of Dapeng new area. Let the city be beautiful because of water, science and technology prosper because of water, and citizens enjoy the ecological vitality and tenacity space because of water. Link the river with the city, write the history of the red revolution, return to the origin of the river, and create a different Kwai Chung cloud Bay.
▼湿地夜景，Wetland night view © 陈卫国
▼整体夜间鸟瞰，Aerial view by night © 马晓奇