D7 Chonqing Park
Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) was commissioned in 2014 to develop a park that would complement a mix-used development in the city of Chongqing, one of the largest and densest cities in China, and well known for it steep topography. The leitmotiv for the proposal started as a two-dimensional organic paving in the building area, and changed its density and size the closer to the park. The pattern turned into a catalog of three-dimensional dispersed objects, resembling boulders, rocks and sculptures related to the mountainous landscapes surrounding Chongqing. In contrast, the rest of the park was intended to be kept as natural as possible, while complying with functional, circulation and hydrology logics. Walkable slopes and water runoffs were thoroughly studied and eventually influenced the design without altering its natural identity.
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