“… A goat path suddenly appeared on the spreading plain, leading to a vast forest in the sky. Above the forest rises the spire of the Church of St. Elijah, a sharp pink spire, so awkward that it looks as if it had been traced in the sky by a fingernail of a painter eager to add a little art to the ‘natural’ purity of the landscape. A small artistic mark, an unmistakable sign of human existence…”.
Having met the heat of being a project, the temperature of a park, and the beauty of a product, this time we were more interested in putting the signposts and boundaries of this park at the beginning.
▼ 项目概览，overview © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
About ” Signs “
From the outset we wondered whether a landscape with a strong purpose could be integrated into the site in as many different ways as an architecture. One way to do this is to let the landscape become a symbol of the site and take over the whole, in the same way that a perfectly symmetrical Greek temple exercises spiritual control over the landscape beneath it. We often see circles of trees on hilltops in English landscapes that dominate the surrounding area in a similar way. The classical Chinese gardener had a gentler approach to land enclosure: pavilions and pavilions were built in the garden to create a visual focal point, and then a separate part of the garden was created for visitors to look out over the landscape.
▼ 打造视觉焦点并开辟远眺场地，create visual focal and create a point to look over it © ZAP
In the landscape, Proust’s “artistic imprint” may be a sculpture at the end of a landscape, an obelisk, a summer house, or a “striking object” as a visual focal point in the foreground. As the central public space of Vanke Coast Vanke City, a million-square-foot development located in Qingdao, we discussed with the owner the answer to this question: the elevated topography, the suspension bridge and the huge play equipment. The design wanted the topography on both sides to visually lift a floating bridge in mid-air, so that as many of the themed duck traps as possible could be seen without being rudely exposed, so that the eye could not only be drawn away from the street and beyond, but also from this huge so-called ‘spiritual fortress’. Or leaning on the parapet inwards also forms a second level of observation deck for the entire site.
▼ 架起悬桥环绕巨大的精神堡垒，set up a suspension bridge to surround the huge landmark © ZAP
About the “boundary”
Just as a single landmark can form a garden center, a single boundary or wall in the landscape can form an axis along which the whole layout can be organized, or the ‘wall’ can be used to form a more or less ambiguous boundary. We wonder, however, if the enclosure in our park is not only a wall, but can also be hinted at through the staggered columns, such as the quadrangle (four trees in a square area) used by the Kashmiris to achieve the enclosure, and the propped up footbridge that naturally forms a side corridor in the lower space, so that the “border” is transparent, expansive and even similar to the “wall”. The people who came reached a kind of tacit agreement to penetrate from the city into the inner valley, creating an extraordinarily strong sense of calling.
A boundary divides a site into two parts: either on the outside or on the inside. The behavior of the boundary has a special meaning; it is to carve out a special interior space from the outside world. In this design, we wanted the boundary to not only form a stream cloud-like curve, but also to evolve into a pleasant, participatory spatial depth, which passes through it like the wind, and then slowly disappears into the environment, out of sight, indicating the vast expanse of space that exists beyond this “three-dimensional painting”.
▼流云一般的曲线边界，cloud-like curved boundary © ZAP
A VIBRANT URBAN CITY PARK
这是绿树环绕、安静唯美与清新隽永的风光意境，还是热情奔放、城市时尚风貌体现的街区公园？答案肯定是后者……. 这是拾光公园，热情而动感十足。青岛拾光公园占地3.6 万平方米，处于西海岸隐珠街道的核心地块，也是隐珠街道政府和万科针对东西家滩村落进行旧城改造，打造旧改项目新标杆项目。在积极思考公园的最初，我们希望将整个场地做为一个完整的连续带状空间考虑。公园并不是单独的存在，而是贯穿街道、商业综合体以及周边生态与绿地的完整体块。隐珠街道东西冯家滩村居改造区域旧改新标杆的打造；以从城市设计的思路考虑其对周边商业、居住、教体、康养等功能于一体的城市综合区域的社会综合影响角度来思考和展开设计。
Is it a landscape surrounded by trees, quiet and beautiful, fresh and timeless, or is it a neighborhood park with a welcoming, urban chic look? The answer is definitely the latter…. This is Time Park, warm and dynamic. Covering an area of 36,000 square meters, Qingdao Time Park is located at the heart of Yinzhu Street on the West Coast, and is a new benchmark project for the Yinzhu government and Vanke to transform the East and West Jatan villages into an old city. In actively thinking about the park initially, we wanted to consider the entire site as a complete continuous strip of space. The park does not exist in isolation, but rather as a complete block that runs through the streets, the commercial complex, and the surrounding ecological and green spaces. In order to create a new benchmark for the transformation of the old and the new in the Fengjiatan Village of Yinzhu Street and the East and the West, the design was developed from the perspective of urban design, considering its social impact on the surrounding commercial, residential, educational, sports, recreational and other functions of the integrated urban area.
▼场地周边交通，transportation of the site © ZAP
▼场地周边环境，site surrondings © ZAP
拾光公园 · 形成
TIME PARK – EVOLUTION
ZAP设计之初就提出 “ 一个有着有趣高差地形的公园环境 ”。由于整个现状场地是一处从南至北不断抬高的缓缓斜面，同时场地也会将来紧邻CHAO商业综合体，因此设计之初就希望让公园和周边商业形成一个互动联系。“ 让公园可以看，和被看，让公园立体起来 ”。
“The appeal of Time Park is not her eye-catching and fascinating design, but rather the intentional creation of topography and space to convey each other.”
ZAP was designed from the outset as “a park environment with interesting elevation differences in topography”. Since the site as it stands is a gently sloping surface that rises from south to north and will be adjacent to the CHAO commercial complex, the intention was to create an interactive relationship between the park and the surrounding businesses. ” Let the park be seen, and be seen, let the park be three-dimensional “.
▼有着有趣高差地形的公园，a park environment with interesting elevation differences in topography © ZAP
▼场地思考过程分析，design process analysis © ZAP
Design issues facing the formation of Time Park.
(1) The park and street are closely related to the surrounding businesses and residences, how to coordinate the overall relationship and provide a smooth path of travel while ensuring the integrity of the landscape?
(2) How can the single function of parks around the region be enriched to host a wider range of possibilities for themed event spaces?
(3) How can the historic Hidden Pearl be skillfully integrated into the city’s cultural context to create a park green space with urban impression attributes?
In answering these questions, we hope that by:
(1) Interface activation: high dislocation layer treatment to create a varied site interface and strengthen the connection with the surrounding area.
(2) Enrichment of activities: incorporating the formation of pluralistic spaces for activities.
(3) Culture ID: abstracted into an undulating and pleasing park using paper cutouts/waves elements!
▼设计过程草图及空间模型生成，preliminary plan and 3D model process © ZAP
Through research and field exploration, the current site’s topography is high in the north and low in the south, showing a certain slope, with a height of about 4M. The existing east side of the site is a residential area, while the west side will be a commercial complex planned for the same period as the park, which will be a great supplement for the future crowd in the activity scene of the site. The design makes use of the elevation difference of the existing slope of the site, shaping the slope and forming an undulating park texture with artistic methods. Like the undulating waves of the sea, the slope is stacked.
▼平面图，海浪般起伏的肌理，plan like undulating waves of the sea © ZAP
FISHING TWILIGHT CORNER
公园入口空间中的核心区域，展示着拾光公园的第一印象，水城路与隐珠二路的夹角位置，占据着向心的集中区位。在设计中，将展示性 / ICONIC、通达性 / ACCESSIBILITY、活动性 / ACTIVITY作为重要考虑因素，一方面良好的展示性吸引足够的人气，带动商业人流趋向公园中心；另一方面椭圆形的平面形态最大的优化组织流线；最后，融入互动参与性的景观。
▼渔光街角设计手稿，entry corner sketch © ZAP
▼渔光街角鸟瞰，bird-view of the entry corner © ZAP
The core area of the entrance space of the park shows the first impression of the park, and the corner of Shuicheng Road and Hidden Pearl Road occupies a centralized and concentrated location. On the one hand, the display attracts enough people and drives the commercial flow towards the center of the park; on the other hand, the oval shape of the plan optimizes the flow; finally, it integrates interactive and participatory landscape.
▼公园主入口，main entrance if the park © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼融入互动性景观，interactive and participatory landscape © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼喷泉景观细节，details of the fountain © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
悦动桥 · 延绵起伏的城市阳台
THE JOYFUL BRIDGE – ROLLING CITY BALCONY
设计希望初到拾光公园的人们来到这里，登上礁岸，如同登上城市阳台，眺望公园及整个海岸• 万科城社区。”WE IN PARK，我们在公园中”，公园成为一种习以为常的生活方式，构成最亲密的社区，最潮玩的空间。
The design hopes that people who come to Time Park for the first time will be able to climb up to the reef shore as if they were on a city balcony, overlooking the park and the entire shoreline – the Vanke City community. WE IN PARK, WE ARE IN THE PARK”, the park becomes a common lifestyle, forming the most intimate community and the trendiest space to play.
▼悦动桥承载空间起伏功能，JOY Bridge as pedestrian transition © ZAP
The Joyful Bridge will be the main element that connects the front and back space of the park, using it as an image interface to intersperse the whole site. In the undulating changes, we hope to create different spaces: bridge tunnel, urban balcony, light runway… The shape of the bridge is dynamic and natural, and becomes the main image of the park, which can be seen at the first glance from the west side of Water City Road or the southwest corner. The pillar structure of the bridge body is based on the function and the graceful lines and curves of the bridge body, and the metal wrapping is chosen as the outer material.
▼悦动桥的形态灵动自然，the shape of the bridge is dynamic and natural © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼桥体的柱子结构推敲中，在满足功能的基础上，综合优美的线条曲线，the pillar structure of the bridge body is based on the function and the graceful lines and curves of the bridge body © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
The Joyful Bridge will also be a connecting space between the top and bottom of the park. The site is intentionally raised and elevated to increase the slope and dimensionality of the park. The Joyful Bridge is not a bridge, but an undulating urban balcony, a runway of life.
▼悦动桥承上启下，Joyful Bridge is a connecting space between the top and bottom © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
LIGHT PARADISE – SWINGING WITH THE YELLOW DUCK
At the center of the park is a playground with three main play areas: a cloud swing area (for ages 6-12), a sandy beach area (for ages 3-6) and a weightless duck playground (for ages 6-12). The wave modeling elements cover the whole space, and the waves swing children’s fun.
▼光乐园鸟瞰，bird-view of the playground © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼大黄鸭失重乐园，weightless duck playground © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼鲜艳的游乐设施，brightly colored rides © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼孩子在游乐场中尽情玩耍，children have fun in the playground © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
从悦动桥与儿童区域形成一个自然过渡的缓坡，将儿童区域分布功能为 “大黄鸭失重乐园” 与 “云端秋千”两部分。两大空间又各自形成一个独特的缓坡区域。
A gentle slope forms a natural transition from the Yield Bridge to the children’s area, dividing the children’s area into two parts: the “Yellow Duck Weightless Paradise” and the “Cloud Swing”. The two spaces each form a unique gently sloping area.
▼云端秋千，Cloud Swing area © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼云端秋千装置，facilities in Cloud Swing area © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
GREEN LIGHT CITY BALCONY- BEST CITY VIEW
▼成为最佳观景点，becoming the point with best view © ZAP
“When the waves lap the shore, and the sun and moon pass and wash away, the reef shore rounds its edges, and the reef shore becomes the best spot to watch the sea.”
The “wave” of Time Park is from the southwest. The design takes advantage of the changing topography, spanning the corridor, to create a change of scenery in the middle of the park, where people and vehicles can enjoy the new scenery. The urban balcony is designed to form an indirect transition space between the park and the city, creating a two-way interface space. From the direction of the park, the undulating city balcony becomes the middle view in the picture; from the opposite direction, the city balcony will be the best viewpoint.
People who are new to the Yinzhu Street can also have the intention of taking photos many times, climbing up to the reef shore, just like climbing up to the city balcony, overlooking the park and the whole community, a feeling of the bridge above and below the bridge into the scenery. It also provides an outdoor fitness place for the surrounding residents, with a green wave runway, 600m in length, of which 400m in the first phase, in blue and white.
▼结合地形设置浪潮台阶，set up the wave steps according to the terrain © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
WAVE AMPHITHEATER – MULTIFUNCTIONAL GRASS AMPHITHEATER
再往里面走就是公园的另一处聚集场地——浪潮剧场。这里也是社区中重要的聚集人气和交流场地，在剧场中，我们可以解放身体、学习自信表达、集体创作属于社区 / 社群的故事。
Further inside is another gathering place in the park, The Wave Theatre. It is also an important gathering and networking space in the community where we can free our bodies, learn to express ourselves confidently, and collectively create stories of our community/community.
▼浪潮剧场设计草图，design sketch of the race theatre © ZAP
剧场可容纳500人左右的观众，其中主要观众席区域可容纳300人左右的观众人数，补充观众席区域可容纳200人左右。通过社区组织等方式，预定此剧场空间，当地人和周边组织电影放映、音乐会等各种互动，成为海岸 · 万科城社区的“室外客厅”。
The theatre can accommodate up to 500 people, with a main auditorium area for 300 people and an additional auditorium area for 200 people. The theatre space is booked through community organizations, and is used as an “outdoor living room” for the Shore-Vanke Town community, as well as for film screenings, concerts and other interactions between locals and neighbors.
▼浪潮剧场鸟瞰，bird-view of the wave theater © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼造型舞台，stage with sculpture wall © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
The theatre is just like the stair piazza in the movie “Roman Holiday”, with a total height of 3M steps, taking into account the needs of pedestrians and users, every four steps have a section of platform, so that visitors can stop for a while, but also a great place to take pictures.
▼每四级台阶设置一段平台，every four steps have a section of platform © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
▼台阶兼具座椅，steps to be seats © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
In both, landscape is understood as an ongoing project, an enterprising venture thatenriches the cultural world through creative effort and imagination.
In summary, we hope that Time Park will become a pioneer work in the process of urbanization, not only a beautiful and fluid form, but also a good outdoor space. It is a multi-functional place for sightseeing, recreation, display and performance, and ecology. It is a good place for people to walk around after dinner, and an ideal place for holiday leisure and celebration. The park is also an ideal place for holiday recreation and festivals, where sports are a part of citizens’ lives and a variety of spaces are reserved to meet the needs of people and future uses.
“A park is inevitably a popular place and a form of space that encourages people to visit and has a strong impact.” A good park is necessarily also a site that concentrates integrated functions and civic engagement. Time Park is not an elaborate and notably bright place; rather she is a cultural carrier park that encourages civic engagement, festivals and satisfying the lives of village residents. The park is not a creation of the designer, but an urban park that is tailored to the needs of the surrounding residents.
▼公园夜景概览，overview at night © 三映景观摄影（任意/黄鹏程）
Time Park is a park that the residents of the surrounding area hope for, but also a spiritual place for the future development of the city. From the initial tension to the final presentation of the park, the project has been built up bit by bit. From the beginning to the present, we have worked on the proposal, the close integration of site construction and design, and countless deliberations and considerations. New Look.
▼公园施工过程，construction process © ZAP
In the project practice of Gleaner Park, we try to use the big scene and the topography changes as well as the landscape design to reflect the design; we also try to combine the landscape space and the feeling of the people who use it, how to combine the site and people and nature in harmony, and at the same time make the landscape become a space with practical things beyond aesthetics. Using the language of roofless building, we make the landscape scene, living and communication, so that it can meet the needs of different people and age groups, and at the same time consider the ecological nature and the surrounding site development and temperament in harmony. It is our hope that good landscape design projects are built for the future, for the improvement of the quality of life and quality of construction, but also for the residents of the economy and the prosperous development of the region.
▼场地区位，site location © ZAP
▼公园模型，model © ZAP
▼轴测图，axonometric drawing © ZAP
项目名称：青岛海岸万科城 · 拾光公园 TIME PARK
Project Name: Qingdao Coastal Vanke City – Time Park
Project Location: Dongxi Fengjiatan Village, Yinzhu Street, Qingdao, China
Owner Unit: Qingdao Vanke Real Estate Development Co.
Design year: 2019-2020
Date of presentation: 2020.6
Designed by: ZAP ASSOCIATES
Gear Consultant: Yinuoweide (Beijing) Environmental Technology Co.
Construction Unit: Shenyang Jialin Landscape Engineering Co.
Photography Team: SHINING LABORATORY Photography (Ren Yi, Huang Pengcheng)