from BLIGHT LOT to COZY GARDEN
The landscape renovation design of the overall project officially started in early 2018, and the renovation and upgrading of the first-stage site located in the southwest corner of the project as a pilot demonstration was formally delivered and completed recently. Originally, this was an all-hard space hidden between the empty space in front of the current 4 – storey office and commercial building and the ground parking lot. with the adjustment and upgrading of the overall planning, the first-stage site is dedicated to creating a green rest environment that serves the office and commercial consumers. However, there are three problems in the original site that need to be solved through design: 1. the parking lot has too strong sense of existence; 2. lack of a stoppable interface suitable for rest; 3. the site has no organized drainage and excessive surface runoff is formed during the rainy season.
Through a series of site analysis ( site function, pedestrian flow interface and intensity, existing pavement conditions ) and the balance of the overall project landscape cost, the design team came up with a renovation strategy of ” 25 % Remain + 35 % refine + 40 % redefine”, which focused on solving the leisure function needs of office and consumer groups, the isolation needs of parking lots and front squares, the organized drainage needs of the site, and the visibility needs of the site, with low maintenance of the landscape and coordination of buildings as the design keynote.