Baotou Vanke Central Park transformed a former wasteland into a lush landscape of lake, rolling hills, meadows and gardens. The design was shaped by an extensive community process and is now celebrated as an important destination and center for Baotou City. The most dramatic aspect of the site transformation has been the restoration of its ecosystem – carve pedestrians to create new green spaces a new freshwater lake, to bring Baotou’s water into the open, new forest types and amended soils respond to the design’s microclimates and showcase a diversity of species specifically suited to each area.

Situated on 22 acres between Baotou Wenhua Road, the Qingshan freeway, and 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, Baotou Vanke Sparkling Park have transformed a derelict and wasteland into lush landscape of lake, swales, Mongolian meadow gardens, and active urban spaces.

Short office name: ZAP
Role of the office in the project: Landscape Architecture
Project location: Baotou, China
Size: 180,000 Sq. Meters
Design year: 2019
Year Built: 2021