“…A mixture of pure art in a garden scene adds to it a great beauty… as also is the reference to the sense of human interests…” -《The Domain of Arnheim》by Edgar Allan Poe
However, perhaps not only that, once the natural elements “to be brought into something like harmony or consistency with the sense of human art “, they can “convey the sentiment of spiritual interference”. This is not only the scenery that Allen Poe’s protagonist Alison, in the novel of The Domain of Arnheim whom had spent all her assets to create, but also the park we hope to build in Baotou.
To express the sense of care through design, to preserve the core emotions by everyone’s participation, to show the respect of the venue and natural order. The integration and transition of art form a new, immersive experience.
▼距场地2KM的赛罕塔拉生态园，Sai Tetara Eco-Park 2km away from site
Through research and field exploration, except a large ecological park( Sai Tetara Park ) 2 km away that shows the original beauty of Inner Mongolia, there are seven parks with various themes within 15km radius of the venue. Therefore, as Vanke’s first project in Baotou, ZAP groups hope this future gift to Baotou citizens could be both shocking and poetic, full of beauty, novelty and warmth.
▼包头万科中央公园首开区占地约90,000m²，位于包头市心腹地带，地处新都城区青山路、建华路交界口 The Phase one of Baotou Vanke Central Park cover an area of approximately 90,000 m²
▼现场WORKSHOP概念草图推演，Concept sketch deduction during site WORKSHOP
The terrain of the site is high in the north and low in the south, and the existing south land is concave. Therefore, based on the current situation, ZAP designed a central lake, which not only conforms to the watershed terrain, but also creates a rare large open water surface in Baotou. All the activities and scenic spots are arranged around the shore, making full use of ‘water’ .
In addition to the diverse activity space along the shore, the landscape lake is built to reflect the image of the front elevation of the tourist center, facing the main entrance of the park. As for the building, its north wing is designed to be semi-buried, melted into the landscape terrain, while its roof slope is connected to the undulating canopy line. These methods of integration and borrowing of natural add a huge charm to the park .
▼包头·万科中央公园游客中心，The visitor center of Baotou Vanke Central Park
Incorporate entertainment that enables people to improvise and interact with each other. As for the landscape wall, the combination of rotating, concave-convex distorting mirror (stainless steel) and its multi-angle reflection bring surprise and pleasure to people. In addition to the playful creativity for daytime, the lights design of Entry Plaza also provide an environmentally friendly and cool communication space for the local citizens at night.