Geological science-infused “pocket park.”
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DETAILS

LocationHebei, China
ClientHuafa Co., Ltd. Wuhan Company
Size56,790 sf

Wuhan Huafa Capital Development is located in the city’s urban core, amidst the hustle and bustle of busy streets and neighborhoods. The nearly 57,000-square-foot green space, adjacent to the Wuhan Capital Residential Development Sales Center, is envisioned to provide an immersive landscape experience for the sales center’s model housing area during the advertising period, after which it transitions into a residential pocket park once occupied. The design for the sales center building was inspired by the contextual influence of the nearby China University of Geosciences; the landscape design builds upon the geoscience theme. A pedestrian trail connects a series of spatial experiences that mimic travel through different geological landscape typologies, ranging from rocky mountain tops and undulating hills to reflecting lakes and riverfront beaches. A tree grove creates a quiet, shaded outdoor space for exploration, rest, and play. A variety of water features were designed to complement the building and to provide a wading and interactive experience for park users. An outdoor terrace, play lawn, seating, and sculpted landforms are arranged to curate specific visual connections between the building and landscape, and native plants were selected to reduce maintenance.

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