China | 2022
The Lishui Eco Sports Park is located on an empty land in the city center of Lishui, since the local theme park closed many years ago. The architects are determined not only to provide sports facilities but also to re-fabricate a much-needed city quarter to inspire the neighborhood. The project aims to provide both a vivid landscape and a dynamic social hub for public life in Lishui. The park accommodates over 17,000-sqm of stadiums underground. The primary entrance is on the north side facing the city. Architects used the concept of 3D planning for land use. The green space for the park and the interior space for sports coexist. There is a small creek crossing the site. The park is split into two parts by the river and the valley, with bridges connecting two banks. Each bridge is designed to offer a different experience and a place with its own identity, and are important visual features of the design. The valley connects the city with its long gentle slopes, which widens up to the street. The dynamic valley is planned to take people down to the underground stadiums seamlessly from the street level along the creek. An extreme sports field is located at the east side of the valley entrance to respond to young sports trends in Lishui. The brutalist style concrete wall is a perfect background for all activities, including rock climbing, which happens on the concrete load-bearing wall. It is a space to inspire and encourage all kinds of activities and mingle them together above and below the ground, indoor and outdoor. This landscape design provides a multifunction public space for all kinds of people to enjoy. Ranging from elderly people doing Taichi, to teenagers playing with skateboards and bicycles. It is an epic center of sports. Every bridge, every valley takes you up and down, and not only brings you into stadiums and grass fields but also awakes your desire to stretch and move your body. It inspires people both physically and spiritually.
ZHEJIANG BLUE-GREEN WANDER WONDERLANDN CO.,LTD
Architectural Division 1, Shanghai TIANHUA Architecture Planning & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Jiang & Associates Creative Design