Xihu District, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China
Designed by Nordic—Office of Architecture, Nanchang Waves (covered in Global Design News September 18, 2020) derives its concept from the surrounding waterscapes.
The viewing tower and surrounding public realm create versatile and welcoming spaces that enhance and connect the urban context to the natural landscape of the region.
Included in Nanchang Waves are arenas for events, cafés, galleries and urban agriculture gardens for the neighborhood schools.
Facing of such an exotic design, Zhu Yufan and Y³C Atelier designed the landscape to softly land on and return to the local culture under the avant-garde appearance.
The Project is located on the shore of the Xianghu Wetland.
The delicate expression of water forms and personalities, as described in “Twelve Waters” by Ma Yuan from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), is transposed in the site through the landscape sequence related to the water experience in the project design.
The water forms include turbulent, still or spiral, which are transformed as spaces.
According to Yufan’s design, the dense waterfall is used to attract popularity, the still water surface to the reflect buildings, the interactive water curtain swing to create funs… extending the unitary shopping space onto a comprehensive cultural venue for stress release, social gathering, leisure and entertainment.
Project: Nanchang Waves
Landscape Architects: Zhu Yufan Y³C Atelier
Landscape Design Team: Zhu Yufan, Yao Yujun, Ma Ke, Qiu Baiwei, Zhang Boya, Liu Yunshuo, Zhang Ning, Cao Tianhao, Yang Yuxin, Liu Si, Cheng Piao, Jia Mingrui
Architects: Nordic—Office of Architecture
Client: Jiangxi Vanke (Zhu Shu, Wan Luobin, Zhou Qinghua, Li Jialei, Zhang Dengchun, Chang Yumeng, Li Huile)