Location: Chongqing, China
Size: +/-2.5 hectare
Completion Date: 2019
Architecture: Dachuan architectural design
The project is located within subtropical zone in Banna Yunnan. The site was an outdated tourism center within industrial area. An abandoned swimming pool and old playground no longer function to serve surrounding community. Thanks to the tropical weather, lush planting and existing trees are identified to remain on site.
A formal-round shape entry courtyard draws the local topography with water features, and living green wall to welcome visitors. Peacock plaza servers as activity/event use. A leisure resting deck is extended from indoor to outdoor with shades. Common lawn area serves for bigger event and activities. A new play garden inspired by local landscape features a terraced water feature and a slide “dune“. Finally, a palm/water garden promotes social interaction and daily outdoor resting garden.
Design form is inspired by local tribe “Dai-character” with round, smooth form which represents tribe’s optimistic, friendly and hospitable personality. White color material is common seen in local area with purifying meaning which is used on site to balance out green lush plating. All major trees are preserved with new lush ground planting to enhance tropical garden feeling. The project will serve as new community center to surrounding neighborhood.