ASIAN GAMES 2022, HANGZHOU CHINA [Winner 2018]
116 acre park, 34,000 m2 Table Tennis stadium (5000 seats), 16,000 m2 Field Hockey stadium (5000 seats), as well as 26,000 m2 commercial mall, 23,00 m2 fitness center, and 68,000 m2 underground parking, all with green roofs and natural ventilation.
Working in conjunction with !Melk Landscape design, we developed this urban scheme to offer an alternative view of the client's request: one that will live on far beyond the Asian Games themselves, and will be the Green Lung for the city.
As the Park has a North and South area separated by a road and river, we proposed to connect the 2 stadiums with a new Shopping concept, here designed as a Valley Village that connect the 2 sites under the road as a main artery. The Park design is exemplary of China's Sponge City Concept, and integrates native plants, scenic wetlands for rainwater storage, and permeable pavement that stores excess runoff water and allows evaporation for temperature moderation, to enhance the Sponge City initiative. The proposal integrates innovative recreational concepts and complements the distinctive features of the south of YangTze river and the charm of Hangzhou in every detail of the design. As the Games are on for merely two weeks, the Park’s LEGACY is important; we designed the park so that it will be a multi-functional, open and beautiful Neighborhood Park for years to follow.