“A symbiotic approach that deploys vegetation at the center of the proposal”
Project description by jury
Through a step-by-step approach, the Liyumen Waterway Park transforms an inefficient drainage system of the Qianhai district, Shenzhen, into an efficient and desirable green-blue network for the city. The proposed infrastructure provides a new green area for Shenzhen’s inhabitants while integrating flood control and wastewater treatment systems. The new 15-km2 CBD is expected to accommodate over 700,000 people, where greenspace will be highly valued in the dense business/residential district. The concrete canal of the existing drainage infrastructure is partly reconfigured to allow the creation of a wide terraced wetland and the development of a lush vegetation. Concrete is recycled to form the gabion for planters, retaining walls and the boardwalk.