重庆东原印未来景观设计 | SED新西林景观
Dowell Future Impression, located in Shapingba District of Chongqing City, is a western-style high quality community. It consists of two blocks in the north and south.
As can be seen from its important location in Chongqing, it is remarkable:
The site, high in the east and low in the west, constitutes three progressive platforms, with nearly 6-meter overall height difference. The buildings are arranged at the three elevations, allowing them to split the site into three parts, and separate the connections among them.
The split site is both a challenge and an opportunity for the designer.
Based on the tone of "vacation community", we draw design inspiration from layer-upon-layer, endless multi-dimensional impression of Chongqing. Infiltrating with "green plants", digesting with "cliff walls", and interweaving with "water bodies", we stack up three-dimensional platform elevations, and visually extend the space indefinitely to form a borderless landscape experience.
Water has a natural healing power for people. This makes water an essential element for vacation, running through the cores of the north and south areas. For this purpose, we have designed an unobstructed space of 170 meters long and 60 meters wide, leaving the site to the interior to the greatest extent. The atrium space is designed under the "flowing delta" prototype, extending in the directions of the north, south, east and west, and forms the spatial connection between the east and west platforms with flowing lines. We cleverly divide the site into sections in the form of green islands, which not only visually connect the three separate platform spaces, expand the spaces indefinitely, and form an interspersed overall pattern, but also endow the sections with relatively independent functional attributes.
Comfortable shade, clear water, quality stone, warm wood.... We use these materials of interleaved textures to build an open or enclosed pro-water space with different experience.
Stepping stones on water surface, waterfront falling water, waterborne platforms, water-based seats, and water shore club.... These "shoals" seemingly "washed out" by the flowing oases bring more vacation experience to the residents.
The designed site height difference brings a rich sense of hierarchy to the landscape vertically. The layered terraced plants, while cleverly digesting the height difference, bring a magnificent visual perception of the tropical jungle. They connect different levels of landscape space, providing residents with water-friendly atmosphere, such as watching the water, pressing close to the water, and playing in the water.
"RAINFOREST TRAIL" ADVENTURE STORY LINE
The design emphasizes the green and low-carbon eco-community awareness. It introduces the child- and age-friendly design standards into the site to provide a variety of outdoor activities for all-age users.
It continues the atrium "flowing delta" story line：The delta of the mysterious land, washed away by the river, accidentally uncovers the ancient civilization buried in the jungle. The expedition finds the way to the treasure through the exposed horse head. They pass through the maze, climb over the sand dunes, explore the exotic flower and plant paradise, finally find the treasure site -- Golden Apple Land, and bring the golden apples, a symbol of happiness, back to the world.
Through the wonderful story line of "Rainforest Trail", we connect adult fitness, children's activities, plant science popularization, and health facilities for the elderly. The venues intersect and are independent from each other to meet the needs of children and the elderly in need of care.
It combines the Dong Dong Ma IP image and geometric elements, which are overlapping and scattered. The overall colors take the warm tone, looking bright and comfortable from the children's perspective. In the Seven Ingenious Paradise, the "Plant Museum" adventure route is arranged for both fun and adventure, combined with plant science popularization. In a series of adventures, children can climb, crawl, cross and slide, to contact, explore, and recognize the world in the game.
Plant museum adventure route
Botanical science popularization garden
We plant a rich variety of safe plants, equipped with signboards indicating their names, categories and characteristics. We also set up transparent spheres for close observation of the plant growth rhizome, so that children can understand the growth of life and get close to nature through observation and learning.
Logo for observation of the transparent plant sphere
Nursing for the aged
The decline in physical function and the lack of mental emotion have become main obstacles to the life of the elderly. Therefore, the safety and convenience of the environment for the aged and the ecological healing have become design priorities of the elderly health care area. User-friendly handrails and wheelchair accessible ramps ensure the convenient daily mobility of the elderly.
Square foot gardening
Based on the child-friendliness concept, we have also set up "square foot gardens", so that children can participate in the planting of vegetables and fruits to understand how food grows and cherish the food.
Leisurely life downstairs
The scattered lines outline a 3D poetry, and a flowing picture. Whether it is walking to the atrium or simply going downstairs, the residents may enjoy a different view in each step. The people who return home from a busy day can't wait to come out to take a seat. They would invite a few friends, or meet their children for a parent-child adventure, or find a secluded site, to immerse the vacation feelings in daily life.
Project Name: Dowell Group • Future Impression, Chongqing
Project Location: Chongqing
Project landscape management team: Dowell Group southwest regional team
Landscape Design:SED Landscape Architects Ltd.
Design Team: SED Chengdu Team
Construction Time: 2023
Landscape Area: 23892 ㎡
Photographer: Xueer Space Photography