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Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 22, 2013 @ 10:40 am In Botanical,carousel showcase,gallery,Green renovation,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

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Tianjin Bridged – Qiaoyuan post-industrial park is a 54-acre site built on what was once a heavy polluted, littered and deserted garbage [5] dump. The city’s municipal government called Turenscape to design a sustainable regeneration of the site, and construction took place over two years. With very little maintenance needed, the architects created several garden spaces with an emphasis on native vegetation, biodiversity [6] and providing people with green spaces for solitude and relaxation.

The site’s regeneration [7] was a good opportunity for improving the quality of the soil, while creating rainwater catchment facilities and designing a cherished aesthetic experience. Seeds [8] of various plant species were sowed initially to start the vegetation, and other native species were left to grow freely, allowing nature to co-design the landscape. Designed with plenty of wetlands and ponds that grow during the raining season, this community park in Tianjin it’s a natural oasis in a populated Chinese city.

+ Turenscape [1]

Via Archilovers [9]

Photos by Turenscape [1]

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[1] Turenscape Architects: http://www.turenscape.com/english/

[2] landscape design: http://inhabitat.com/landscape-architecture

[3] China: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-cloned-village-in-china-is-now-open-to-visitors/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/turenscape-architects-turns-a-54-acre-garbage-dump-into-luscious-low-maintenance-park-in-china/turenscape-garbage-dump-turned-park-china-tianjin-bridged-qiaoyuan-2/?extend=1

[5] garbage: http://inhabitat.com/studio-swines-sea-chair-is-made-from-recycled-plastic-ocean-waste/

[6] biodiversity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity

[7] regeneration: http://www.regenerativelandscape.org/Content/10005/overview.html

[8] Seeds: http://inhabitat.com/mischertraxlers-leafy-living-necklace-dazzles-with-seeds-instead-of-gemstones/

[9] Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p53536/Tianjin-Bridged---Qiaoyuan-post-industrial-Park

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