Connecting two urban ecological resources – Xiang Lake and a mountain park – this project offers a diverse and functional array of experiences for Nanchang’s residents and burgeoning tourism sector. A central landscape corridor connects the lake and the forest park, which has been adopted to provide identity for the project and connectivity to the surrounding context. Water and forest are common threads, and together help connect the project with its context and create a sense of place and cohesiveness.
Traveling along the central landscape to various destinations, visitors are greeted by water and water-related activities. The central aquatic show area embraces the adjacent lake with active public space. Designed to showcase aquatic performances and celebrations, the water amphitheater establishes an extraordinary destination for Nanchang citizens to gather among the mountain-and-lake-characterized landscape.