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Chongqing, Cina: [FENGMING MOUNTAIN PARK BY MARTHA SCHWARTZ PARTNERS]
Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

The project is located in Fengming Mountain area in Shapingba District, Chongqing, extending south to the old housing quarter, north to Huayu City Project, west to Shangqiao Road and east to Fengxi Road.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

Opened in Spring 2013, visitors are taken on a dynamic journey via a series of iconic mountain-shaped follies, plazas, greenery and water features to the proposed Vanke Golden City Development sales centre.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

The net site area of the project is approximately 16,000 sqm. The Public Realm has been designed so that these future developments can be integrated into the landscape scheme.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

The vision has been inspired by the unique landscapes, climate and cultural of Chongqing; Mist and Rain; Mountains and Valleys; Rivers and Terraces. These elements provide the inspiration for the mountain pavilions, zigzag patterns, orchestrated terrain and the use of vivid colours (to contrast against the sky).

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

The projects experience is immediately brought to life with dancing sculptures lining the entrance to draw people arriving by car into the arrival plaza. The pavilions are also important to provide shade and relief along the journey.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

Pavilions designed to reflect the mystical mountains of the region are located with the arrival plaza, and are strategically positioned along the path, leading pedestrians down the ‘mountain’ into the Sales Centre area.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

The site is extremely steep, using a broad zigzag path to provide mobility down the slope, this strong form enables a sequence that is used throughout the scheme to continue a pattern language as your arrive; as painted art on the pavement; down the zig zag path; into meandering water features; through plazas and then to the final destination at the Sales Centre.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

At this point, the pattern intensifies into raised benches, coloured paving and lights to provide a crescendo of excitement. The presence of water is a major part of the Chongqing and is expressed as a ‘flow’ of water from the arrival plaza to the sales centre, using a variety of different water effects, such as: channels, pools and jets.

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners

Location: Chongqing, China Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners Associate Landscape Architect: La Cime Project Team: Martha Schwartz, Nigel Koch, Jasmine Ong, Christabel Lee, Aigars Lauzis, Ignacio Lopez-Buson, Ceylan Belek-Ombregt, Markus Jatsch and Gilles de Wever Contractor: Third Chongqing Construction Engineering Size: 1,6 Ha Year: 2013 Client: Vanke

Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners
Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners
Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners
Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners
Fengming Mountain Park by Martha Schwartz Partners