In December last year, Dongguan Binhaiwan New District launched the Humen Weiyuan Island Forest Park Design International Competition, soliciting design solutions globally and attracted many international outstanding planning and design teams to participate. At the final competition evaluation meeting on May 8, seven professional judges voted to determine the ranking, the first of which came from the consortium of MLA + and Guangzhou Garden Architecture Planning and Design Institute.Our proposal “Scenes of Weiyuan” went beyond the forest park itself,thinks about the whole island and looks to the future. The concept of “One Island, One Park” leads our detailed designs. The eco-system will flourish again, history and nature will speak to visitors through fascinating key zones, and the magic of Weiyuan will mean a high quality of life for old and new residents.
Weiyuan Island is a hidden treasure in the middle of the Greater Bay Area, and has always been a cruicial place controls the Pearl River Delta. However in the past 30 years, Weiyuan’s development has been overlooked. Therefore we believe that the true potential of Weiyuan Island can only be achieved if the Forest Park project looks beyond it’s boundaries. Our overall planning indludes island-wide strategies for ecology, placemaking and wayfinding. “One Island, One Park” leads our detailed designs.
1. Empowering Nature: By developing an ecological “mountain-city-sea” security system and determine 6 mountain zones. We will be able to achieve urban-nature symbiosis in the next 20 years.
2. Character Interface: We refined the forest park edges by including the surrounding communities. And focused on 5 key entrances, which become Five Scenes of Weiyuan.
3. Connecting experience: From park tracks to the overall island green system, we provide four different trail experiences for history enthusiast, nature explorers, daily exercisers and daily commuters.
从边界到五幕From boundaries to five scenes
威远五幕Five Scenes of Weiyuan对威远岛的界面中最重要的五个关键场景，我们进行了详细设计——即”威远五幕”。我们希望带来不仅是可打卡的网红地标，而是让大家带走威远故事的浸入式体验。
Within the interfaces of Weiyuan Island, 5 scenes are the most important and we made detail designs. We hope to create more than instagrammable destinations, but a rich immersive Weiyuan journey.
Scene 1, Weiyuan Cultural Plaza
How to create the dialogue with history through Ceremonial Day, daily life and nature exploration?
▲滨江观沧海，感怀历史。The vast sea can trigger some collective memory.
▲炮台之上，饱览山海古今。Stand on top of the fort to enjoyr the scenery.
Our last task is to create a great experience by designing a well-considered networks. First, we studied four target users: daily commuters, exercisers, nature explorers and history enthusiast. We have designed an 80-kilometer network across the entire island in order to achieve the best slow-moving experience for these four groups and help them reach the "Five Scenes of Weiyuan".
为四大目标群体提供的路径系统 Networks designed for 4 targeting groups 抽象地图形成“威远印象拼图”视觉标识，运用于家具设计中，低调不打扰自然环境。五幕主题色是森林中的亮点，也提供方向感。 Abstract puzzle shapes act as visual guidlines. When applying to public furniture, we made sure they don’t outspeak the nature environment. The colors of the 5 scenes are the highlights in the woods as well as orientation guides.
The design team is about to enter the stage of deepening integration after receiving rejoicing results. We hope everyone will come to the upgraded Weiyuan Island as soon as possible to talk with its history and nature.