太原龙潭公园栖凤湖改造景观设计 | 原筑景观
The site is located in Taiyuan Longtan Park, an area of 20 000 m2, of which the name of the pond called Lake Qi Feng. The park was built in the 1950s and the island was originally the zoo's bird watching island. The purpose of the whole garden was only to watch. It was a stage, the island in the lake was the scenery, the waterfowls were the actors.
The water along with railings on the shore separated the audience from the scenery, and the scope inside the waterside railing was not real world. It represented another imaginative "nature" in the form of a theatre and conveyed a relationship of seeing and being seen.
With the relocation of the zoo, bird island performance came to its curtain call, although the spatial structure had not changed, the whole power structure of the lake was no longer there. After the abolition of the original bird-watching activities, the island became a desert island, high revetment and fence changed from a border into a barrier.
How to reshape the power structure of the Lake Qifeng and carry the new city life become the start point of our design.
In the renovation, we set pergola, steps and waterscape as a number of new centers in the circle along the lake. The new centers became the new stages, the elderly and the children, and everyone here were both an actor and an audience.
At the same time, we removed the revetment, people can come to the water front; restored the island to an ecological island, waterfowl can resettle in it. With the development of the surrounding city land, the city's central park has become a residential park, which could be seen from the residents’ balconies
The boundaries between sharing and privatization, openness and closeness are increasingly blurred, and the whole park has finally become a big stage, in which everyone is an actor, and the high-rise residence balconies have become an auditorium.
The renovation of Lake Qifeng Park is a kind of reading and intervention of the evolution of this complex urban public space. Our landscape renovation has changed it from a single center to a multi-center, from simple to complex, from ritual to life, from a single purpose to more inclusive.
After the renovation, the site was re-incorporated into the life of the surrounding residents. Residents and tourists walking in the lake fitness, children feeding fish or watching birds, the elderly listening to the opera or singing, the new park provides them with different scales of the space, and reshapes a landscape of the daily life.