Two thousand miles of beautiful landscapes, countless begonias on official roads.
The spring breeze blows fallen flowers and leads the horse, busier than the passersby.
– Pass Through Xinzhou by Kegong Gao, Yuan Dynasty
Xinzhou, now is Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province. In the past, the famous painter and poet Kegong Gao of the Yuan Dynasty walked through this place. The spring breeze blew slightly, the begonias fell red, and the vigorous beauty made him can’t help dismounting his horse and walking slowly, chanting praise for the spring scenery of Shangrao, Jiangxi, where the project is located. Here is the birthplace of the Zhuxi River. We followed the trails of the predecessors and explored the sceneries recorded by them. We built ten scenic views of the Zhuxi River to connect rivers and Lingshan Mountain and construct the Ecological Corridor in the comprehensive management project of the Zhixi River in Shangrao City.
▼项目概览，project overall view ©超越视觉
The Zhuxi River is both the ecological link between the mountains and the city, and the space-time corridor that witnesses the historical changes of the old Shangrao, carries the memories of the countryside, and nurtures the local customs. The river was beautiful along the banks, but the existing site had problems such as disordered landscape, deficient infrastructure, and separated cross-strait traffic. Based on the landscape layout and urban image of Shangrao City, we utilized surrounding resources along the river, such as natural landscape, ecological environment, rural agriculture and forestry, and the landscape structure of“One Belt, Five Scenic Spots, Ten Sights” to plan 10 major views of Zhuxi, connect Lingshan Scenic Spot and Shangrao City, build a Lingshan-Zhuxi-Xinjiang leisure ecological corridor integrating natural sightseeing, cultural display, leisure and recreation, and ecological protection in the PPP Project of Comprehensive Management of Zhuxi River in Shangrao City.
▼槠溪河生态走廊规划平面， Ecological Corridor Plan of Zhuxi River ©棕榈设计
▼槠溪河生态走廊景观结构：一带五区十景， Landscape Structure of Ecological Corridor: One Belt, Five Scenic Spots, Ten Sights ©棕榈设计
槠溪生态走廊十景之一 | 十里槠溪时光公园
Shangrao Zhuxi Paradise Time Park – One of the Ten Sights of Zhuxi River Ecological Corridor
▼整体鸟瞰，Aerial view ©超越视觉
Zhuxi Paradise Time Park was planned as one of the ten sights of Zhixi River Ecological Corridor and close to the south downtown, so it was positioned as an urban vibrant park. Based on regional cultures such as Taoism, landscape, poetry, etc., with the theme of “riverside time – beautiful and colorful Shangrao – leisure life”and the context of “leisure”, it connected five major parts. The site shaped as an island surrounded by water, diverted water into the park relied on the current river resources, and built a vibrant water hydrophilic back garden for citizens. Ten miles of Zhuxi River spans a long time and keeps the long history of Shangrao till now.
Based on the overall plan, the park took the leisure and free spirit of scholars as the main line, extracted five major humanistic free of “hiding in the city, world forgetting, constructing, returning to nature, wandering freely” and combined the charm of the water village to build five landscaped parts. It creates a comprehensive area that integrates food, shopping, entertainment and others into a whole, and extends the in-depth cultural experience to details.
▼槠溪时光公园景观结构， Landscape structure ©棕榈设计
Hiding in the City
揽月阁 | Lan Yue Ge
▼揽月阁概念场景，Rendering – Lan Yue Ge ©棕榈设计
With dense forests and lush greenery, combined with the existing mountains, pavilion is set up at the peak, which is not only the iconic scenery of the park, but also a place that can overlook the panoramic view of the park and enjoy the beauty of the city.
▼揽月阁建成实景，Image – Lan Yue Ge ©超越视觉
时光曲桥 | Time Curved Bridge
Mountains and forests are reserved on the north of the site, and a curved bridge is added according to the topographic changes, winding through the woods. What do pedestrians feel when they walk into the park here? Treetops tremble, birds rest on, the hustle and bustle of the city is here to be quiet. Where will the curved bridge lead the pedestrians to?
▼曲桥，蜿蜒穿梭于树林之间，the curved bridge winding through the woods ©超越视觉
Returning to Nature
时光中轴 | Axis of Time
▼环形广场概念场景，Rendering – Circular Square ©棕榈设计
Step into the memorial archway, pass through the opposite scenery of pine and stone, and then arrive at the circular square. The main scene sculpture that combined with the logo of Zhuxi Paradise extracted the shape of Lingshan Mountain, and outlined the beauty of Lingshan with flexible curves. After multiple rounds of modeling and deliberation, a fog spray system and a lighting system were designed in the circle, making technologies fantastic.
▼时光牌坊，Time Archway ©超越视觉
▼环形广场建成实景，Image – Circular Square ©超越视觉
芦港鹜霞 | Sunset and Lonely Bird at Lugang
Divert water into the park, willow dike loops, close grow the rush leaves, boats on the water, seething with tourists. Extract ordinary elements of water village pictures to create clean and elegant lake sceneries, with the pavilion Lan Yue Ge looming in the background, enhancing the sense of hierarchy.
▼鹜霞码头， Wuxia Wharf ©超越视觉
芙蓉映月 | Moon Reflected on Lotus
▼映月栈道概念演变， Concept Evolution – Yingyue Board Walk ©棕榈设计
Yingyue board walk extracts the shape of a bright moon, with the front end protruding out of the water, and it is composed of steel structure and ecological wood structure. LED lights are hidden inside the board walk, reflecting on the lake at night, implying that the moon is reflected in the water.
▼映月栈道建成实景， Image – Yingyue Board Walk ©超越视觉
▼芙蓉构筑概念演变 & 概念场景，Lotus Structure – Concept Evolution & Rendering ©棕榈设计
The lotus structure (rest pavilion) is designed based on the shape of a lotus just out of water from Ode to Lotus Lovers by Zhou Dunyi, who is one of the representatives of Shangrao Neo-Confucianism. With the changing lights at night, it blooms on the banks of Shangrao.
▼芙蓉构筑建成实景，Image – Lotus Structure ©超越视觉
诗词石韵 | Charm of Poems on Stone
Roads are paved with blue tiles and carved with poems. As a rest place by the ring road, you can stop here, read the books about Shangrao City, and enjoy its culture.
▼诗词石韵，Charm of Poems on Stone ©超越视觉
竹影听风 | Listening to the Wind in Bamboo Shadow
▼竹影听风实景鸟瞰， Overview – Bamboo Shadow ©超越视觉
Walk in the bamboo forest, listen to the wind, and get some beneficial nature breaks
The side walls are built with schist of different depths, highlighting a rough natural texture. The enclosed landscape space creates a sense of tranquility, pure and clean
许愿池 | Wishing Pool
▼许愿池概念场景， Rendering – Wishing Pool ©棕榈设计
The Wishing Pool combines mythical animals’ culture of Lingshan Mountain, furnished with a wishing tree, a sinking space and a rest corridor, providing a quiet and comfortable place for resting, and creating a secluded and pleasant Zen space. During festivals, the river lights are lit with blessings, floating on the water, like stars adorning the Milky Way.
▼许愿池建成实景，Image – Wishing Pool ©超越视觉
Looping Board Walk: Stroll on the water, lean on the rails, and enjoy the fun of fish leaping out of water
Water Structure: Sit quietly in the pavilion and corridor, where the light and shadow change, and feel the warm spring and cool summer
岸芷汀兰 | Beautiful Flowers on the Banks
Natural waterscape revetment is used to create a beautiful scenery of lush leaves, flourishing flowers and dancing butterflies
荧光步道 | Fluorescent Track
Starlight shines, adding a highlight for the circular track in the park, leading citizens to live in a healthy way
星宿广场 | Star Square
▼星宿广场概念演变， Concept Evolution – Star Square ©棕榈设计
Lingshan Mountain is reputed as “the 33rd blessed place in the world” in Taoist books. The park, relying on the local Taoist culture, sets a lake-viewing platform on the extension of its axis. The square is paved with embedded ribbon and dotted LED lights combined with Taoist 28 stars, reproducing the 28-star sky and creating a mysterious and fantastic night landscape. Pedestrians stop here to admire the beauty of the Jielu Garden and appreciate the passing of time.
▼星宿广场建成实景：星云流转，构建神秘奇幻的夜晚景观，Star Square ©超越视觉
晴岚寻踪 | Seeking in Mountain Mist
▼沿岸探寻，与水相伴，邂逅隐秘角落的美景，Seek along the banks, with water, and find the beautiful scenery hidden in corners ©超越视觉
华灯初上 | Colorfully Decorated Lights
Park at night: The lights are on, singing and dancing is heard everywhere, the afterglow still can be seen after the meal, and the nearby citizens gradually enter the park, full of life atmosphere
Water Curtain Theater: At the center of the water surface on the central axis that faces the Star Square, a magnificent water curtain light show is created, accompanied by the rhythm of music, injecting colorful vitality into Shangrao
▼公园夜间鸟瞰，Aerial view by night ©超越视觉
▼槠溪时光公园方案平面，Conceptual master plan ©棕榈设计
项目设计 & 完成时间： 2018.05-2020.06
Project: Shangrao Zhuxi Paradise Times Park, Jiangxi – PPP Project of Comprehensive Management of Zhuxi River in Shangrao City
Location: Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province
Client: Shangrao Zongyuan Ecological Environment Co., Ltd.
Area: 379,000 m2
Landscape Design: Palm Design Co., Ltd. (Large Project Operation Center)
Chief Designer: Wenying Zhang
Concept Design: Zhehua Zhao, Zhixiong Ma, Shipei Zhan, Jingyang Chen, Quan Zhou, Yaolin Ou, Yaying Tang, Xiaodong Chen, Qifa Tang, Ke Fang, Jinkai Liu, Haifang Du, Jieyi Lin
Planning Design: Jing Guo, Yangyang Tian
Architectural Design: Xueyuan He, Weiqing Liao, Jiaxi Huang, Senwen Luo
Drawings: Ye Xu, Shengchen Li, Xingrong Ye, Jingyi Liu, Ce Shen, Chunzi Cui, Xiaoxu Zhang, Yingjun Liu, Shuai Hao, Zhipeng Cheng, Mengjie Feng, Mo Piao, Yu Wang
On-site Design: Zhenyu He, Qi Zhou
Contractor: Palm Eco-Town Development Co., Ltd.
Photographs: Chaoyue Shijue