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Turenscape’s Sanya Mangrove Park Project Wins AZ Awards 2019

on January 19, 2020 at 12:36 pm under , , ,
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A damaged ecosystem in China is brought back to life in Turenscape’s marvellous Landscape Architecture winner

In the shadows of Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, lies a lush ecological haven that offers a reprieve from the crowded beach resorts and hotels the area is known for. But it wasn’t always so. Decades of unrelenting development in the tropical tourist destination left scars on the landscape in the form of polluted waterways, abandoned construction debris and damaged or destroyed mangroves.

To encourage public use of the site without risking damage to the fragile mangroves, the team devised a network of pedestrian passageways that peacefully meander through the verdant grounds. Five angular pavilions are scattered throughout the park, offering tranquil spots to perch and take in the rejuvenated landscape.

By letting the natural processes of winds, tides and currents determine its interventions, Turenscape successfully rehabilitated the mangroves while creating an inspiring showcase for urban renewal, ecological restoration and community recreation. Flora and fauna are now diverse and abundant, as are the visitors: Sanya Mangrove Park has become a local destination for nature-lovers of all ages.

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Don’t miss the excellent Keynote video Sponge City Starts with Home Green by KONGJIAN YU, Turenscape Founder & Landscape Architect now playing in Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2019 with Free Registration through January 31, 2020.

Read more: AZ Awards 2019 Winner: Sanya Mangrove Park


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