Sanlin Bund Ecological Park

TLS wins competition for the Sanlin Bund Ecological Park in Shanghai




Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

The City of Shanghai has announced TLS Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, California as the winner of an international competition for the Sanlin Bund Ecological Park in Shanghai.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

This new 200 hectare urban park is part of a key civic initiative encircling the city to create major “Green Lungs” and combat the effects of global warming in a city of 24 million with exploding urban density.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

The park is anchored on the Huangpu waterfront (New Bund) with a great festival plaza and landmark arch framing views into the park and a new mountain overlook containing an art museum.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

The park is about “working the land” and is energized by weaving together diverse strands of Sanlin culture – symbolized by the local “drunken lion dance”.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

The park is given life by a constantly varying topography of hills and valleys utilizing harvested rubble and fill from on-site urban demolition and housing and underground garage construction.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

This shifting topography organizes site hydrology and allows for the greatest degree of biodiversity and multiple ecosystem cultivation including Cypress bogs, aquatic gardens, emergent wetlands, lowland meadows, and vast upland forests.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture

Much of the park is covered in this dense native forest which frames a series of “valleys” each with a programmatic focus including urban sports, sustainable farming with rustic lodge, sculpture park, children’s ecological learning center, and wind harvesting. Source by TLS.

Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Image © TLS Landscape Architecture
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architect: TLS Landscape Architecture
  • Principal: Tom Leader
  • Lead Designer: Wenmo Zhang
  • Project Team: Wei Chen, Kushal Lachhwani, Hang Su, Heather Dunbar, Mario Accordino, Xin Zhong, Robert Cabral, Senbo Yang, Jiawen Chen, Shengxian Jian
  • Year: 2017
  • Images: Courtesy of TLS
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Site plan
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Water Front
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Location and 8 Green wedge
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Water Valley Eco Wedge
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Sport Valley eco wedge
Sanlin Bund Ecological Park
Forest Valley eco wedge

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