Landscape architecture award for China’s National Geopark by HASSELL

Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark

Fangshan Tangshan National GeoparkHASSELL is the recipient of a Silver Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects for the Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum Public Realm, located 40 kilometres east of Nanjing, is home to China’s new Great Relic Museum. It is also the site of a number of internationally significant archaeological discoveries, including the Hulu Caves – where homo erectus fossils dating back 0.16-0.60 million years were discovered in 1993 – as well as an ancient quarry exhibiting geological formations of the Paleozoic era.
Fangshan Tangshan National GeoparkHASSELL designed the museum’s gateway plaza and surrounding parkland connections for the Nanjing Tangshan Construction Investment and Development Company following an international landscape design competition. Landscape architects and urban designers from the Shanghai and London studios collaborated on the initial competition concept, which featured gardens inspired by the environmental characteristics of each period of the Paleozoic era.
Fangshan Tangshan National GeoparkHASSELL was later engaged to develop the detailed design for the new 15 hectare cultural tourism destination. “Our response helped our client achieve their vision of creating a truly remarkable destination for visitors to the region that is integrated with wider parkland and transport infrastructure,” said Andrew Wilkinson, HASSELL Regional Manager for Greater China. The museum plaza was recently completed to coincide with the opening of the museum. Construction of the wider parklands is scheduled for completion in 2015. Source by HASSELL.
Fangshan Tangshan National GeoparkLocation: Tangshan, China
Architects: HASSELL
Collaboration Landscape Design Institute: Shanghai Julong Green Land Development Co. Ltd
Scale: 15 ha
Year: 2014
Status: Work in progress
Client: Nanjing Tangshan Construction Investment and Development Company
Photographys: HASSELL

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