Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design and Research Institute Co.,ltd: Winner of Architect of The Year Awards 2023. Rainbow Bay Park is the largest green space in Shanghai’s densely populated urban area in recent years. It provides a high-quality living environment for about 10,000 households and over 40,000 residents of surrounding large communities. This area was once a derelict industrial site belonging to Shanghai No.2 Textile Machinery Factory and reflects the rapid development of Shanghai’s industrial economy. With land use changes, the former industrial brownfield has become an important node in the Shanghai park system. By introducing the sponge green space concept, the project has achieved the rebirth of the brownfield. The site integrates multiple functions including ecological regulation, ecological protection, isolation, rainwater collection, popular science demonstration, public services, leisure, and sightseeing. This project restored the landscape, recovered industrial debris, and wakened the historical memory with spatial and material detail design. Moreover, the design team has adopted low-impact development (LID) technologies, including artificial wetlands, sunken rain gardens, ecological restoration, terrain treatment, permeable pavement, waterfront facilities, and vertical planting to create a “popular science-oriented” sponge city green park serving the surrounding community.
Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design and Research Institute Co.,ltd
Shanghai Rainbow Bay Community Park: Urban Brownfield Restoration Using Low-Impact Development Technology
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An Du, Xiaoye Xia, MengBiao Qi, Xiaolan Wu, Wei Zhuang, Wen Li, Ciyi Huang, Yuanwei Xu, Chengyu Qian, Wei Shi, Yantong Liu, Jian Lu, Hui Weng, Wenji Wang, Beibei Jing
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