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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 Architecture,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,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 [1] 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 [2] and providing people with green spaces for solitude and relaxation.

The site’s regeneration [3] was a good opportunity for improving the quality of the soil, while creating rainwater catchment facilities and designing a cherished aesthetic experience. Seeds [4] 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 [5]

Via Archilovers [6]

Photos by Turenscape [5]

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URLs in this post:

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

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

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

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

[5] Turenscape: http://www.turenscape.com/english/

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

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