Harbin Joy Park is an innovative urban revitalization project that traces the history of the urban development of Harbin. Formerly a train track for Harbin material factory, the park’s design scheme mimics the motion of a track way, creating diverse multiple spaces for visitors, neighborhood, and pedestrians by organizing the park and the street into one integrated system. While all the spaces are all in integrated shape, diverse spatial experiences are created by applying different materials, scales, topography, and programs. In this way, the park serves as a modern life, providing a space for recreation and respite from the surrounding city.
For the JOY Park, it was imperative to create a design that transcended time and space, bringing a piece of the site’s past into the modern fabric of the city. Many of the park’s spaces recall the ascending and descending experience of being on surrounding, which connect visitors to the past while also providing varied viewpoints of the site.
Diverse wildlife habitats are integrated with various landscape programs, with 100% plant species native to the Harbin city. These habitats include both land and water mitigation system. A rain mitigation experience garden, fruit tree groves, and various garden types define the land. A wetland edge, bioengineered riparian edge, and a floating wetland module make up the marine forms.
Short office name: ZAP Role of the office in the project: Landscape Architecture Website: www.zapmla.com Project location: Harbin, China Size: 12,000 Sq. Meters Design year: 2019 Year Built: 2020 in the process