Between River and Mountain
Urban Playground & Extreme Sport Park
Type: Individual Work
Duration: Jul. 2018 – Sept. 2018
Size: 7 hm2
Location: Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China
It is a part of mankind to play! After being shut down for nearly 10 years, the cement factory has become a ghost town where no one would like to go there. Why not make it into a park where you can play there?
The site located in a suburb before. Since the reform and opening-up, urban expanded, this industrial area became a barrier for urban further develop. Some factories have been moved.
User Resource & Potential
As people have a high demand on sports and care about health these days, this can be a place that provides other sport types which still not have. Also, an infrastructure supplement of suburb urbanization, where people can do daily exercise, try and play other sports.
City Development and Site History
Nature Characteristics and Sports
For the Old Shipyard Water Channels
For the Old Silos
Swing Sand Playground
The beam without roof structure of the remaining warehouse can become an ideal place for swings, near to the long slide, a paradise for children.
People can learn how to rock climb on the high silos near the hill. A glass sightseeing trail goes through the shadow of trees, walking on it just like wandering in the forest.
Silos can be used to store cement before, it can certainly become a silos diving pool, as the city before having no place for people to try or learn how to dive.
Allow visitors to play with water while prevent them fall into the river accidentally. As the river no longer mainly use for shipment in the future, activities will be safety and vitalize the city at the same time.
Small Hill Grassland
The small hills implicit the raw materials of sand and stone storage here before. When people lie down on the grass, they will no longer worry about the dust flying all over the sky and enjoy the free time.