Xijiao Swimming Center Phase I西郊泳场一期

XIJIAO Swimming Center Renovation (Phase I), Guangzhou Liwan

Period:  March-October, 2012
Location:  Liwan, Guangzhou
Status:  Built
Prime Consultant:  Guangzhou Planning & Design Institute (GZPI)
Team: XING Ye, XING Yi, YANG LiYan, CHEN Yuxia, ZHANG Jiarui, LI Jiande

Xijiao Swimming Recreation Center was transformed in only 7 months from design to completion of construction, pulling the levee back 80 meters, creating a more natural experience of swimming by a sandy beach along the river and a more generous flood zone.  The majority of the original banyan trees (Ficus virens var. sublanceolata) were kept, which, along with a number of Bombax trees, creates a unique local subtropical ambiance, distinct from the typical palm tree and sand beach approach.  Shading structures are abstracted from banana trees and water falls, offering a comfortable semi-outdoor environment and visual excitement.  The new changing room building has natural ventilation and lighting, from skylights and courtyard gardens.  Being the first outdoor sand beach swimming pool in Guangzhou’s central area, the project attracts many swimmers and much public attention.

广州荔湾区西郊游泳场升级改造工程(一期)

项目时间:2012
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:幸晔、邢懿、杨力研、陈玉霞、张嘉睿、李建德

西郊泳场改造从立案到开幕仅仅半年而已,作为广州第一个正式开门营业的沙滩泳场,项目获得的关注度超越了形态本身。其中一个讨论的热点是,怎么样的沙滩泳场才是广东样式的,而非海南沙滩的椰林婆娑。设计方案保留了大部分现有的大叶榕树,加上现有和移栽的高大木棉,形成了这个沙滩与椰树摇曳的热带沙滩不同的另类风景。连续的遮阳天幕,陶棒遮阳幕墙,以及绵延于珠江岸边的亲水栈道和沙滩,这些新形式与新材料都成为了本次设计的亮点。