LIZHIWAN Canal Phase I荔枝湾一期

 

LIZHIWAN REVITALIZATION and CANAL DAYLIGHTING  (Phase I)

Period: Nov/2009 to Oct/2010
Location: Liwan, Guangzhou
Status: Built
Prime Consultant: Guangzhou Planning and Design Institute (GZPI)
Team: YANG LiYan, XING Ye, YANG Ting, XING Yi, CHEN Yuxia, MO Shan

The daylighting of Liwan canal is not just an urban landscape project.  Previously covered by a two-lane street, the canal served as a combined sewer, winding through the historical urban fabric.  In order to provide a higher quality urban environment for such a dense city – 7.7 M central population – the Liwan district government approved daylighting 743 meters of the canal in 2010.  The project removed the auto-traffic, replacing it with a clean waterway, touring boats, pedestrian walkways and more than 700 new trees.  Sanitary sewage is carried in concrete box-pipes beneath the banks.  Multiple levels of walkways, water features and bridges were created to provide visitors different experiences with water.  New Lychee Trees along the canal restore the historical scenery described in ancient poems.  Construction was completed in 7 months, opening to the public for the Asian Games in November, 2010.  Urban Elephant is proud to have been involved as one of the major design teams, and to have participated through design, construction, and cooperation with all other consultants.  The new canal has become one of the most popular places in the city since it opened.

广州荔枝湾及周边社区环境综合整治(一期)

项目时间:2009年11月 – 2010年10月
项目地点:广州市荔湾区
完成情况:建成
合作单位:广州市城市规划勘测设计研究院
象城团队:杨力研、幸晔、杨颋、邢懿、陈玉霞、莫珊

“一湾溪水绿,两岸荔枝红”

荔枝湾的揭盖复涌,绝不只是一个简单景观改造项目。这段河涌有743米长,在近代被道路覆盖,成为被埋在在古城区地下的雨污合流污水渠。河涌的净化和重见天日,车行道的消失,取而代之在两岸流连的人群和水中泛过的花艇,为这座拥挤的老城带来可贵的户外休闲活动空间,也意味着在老城推行步行者优先的理念逐渐得到社会认可。

景观设计以水与岸之间的起承转合出发,形成多层次步行路线与步行桥之间的景物转换与对话,让游人以多种方式经历河涌的水景。新栽的荔枝树更把游人带到古诗的意境当中。项目的设计与实施只有七个月时间,自从在2010年广州亚运会前开放后,就成为广州深受游人欢迎的热点去处。象城建筑作为主要设计单位之一,感受到的除了设计和施工期间的兴奋之外,还有对历史的敬仰。