Wanhua Group collaborated with ZAP Studio to design the South Island (formerly Phase-III of Art Park), a dramatic 2.4-acre public park in the Tianfu District of Chengdu City that brings together art and nature in an immersive experience. Conceived as a leaf floating in the water, the waterfront island is a topographic marvel that celebrates views, defines landscaped spaces, and provides resilience against climate change.
The park create distinct microclimates that reveal themselves through color, texture, light, and shadow. Whether meandering along paths, stairs, or boulders scrambles, the eye is at times directed downward to the rich palette of plants or outwards to spectacular views of the city and the eco-city. The landscape is one of sweeping swaths of textures and seasonally calibrated color themes punctuated by magnificent trees. Intended to delight and surprise, the captivating landscape offers visitor an extraordinary experience from urban life to play, relax, imagine, learn and restore. The Project will be completed by end of 2024.