Shenyang is an important industrial centre in China and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of northeast China. Taking in consideration this strong movement of fluxes and exchange of products, the design wants to bring this experience also to the square of the station of Shenyang. A pattern of stainless steel strips in the pavement are reminders of the train tracks and the steelindustry. The tracks guides visitors to the stationhall. The tracks are transforming into structures which form the entrances to subway and parkinggarage, but also transform into a watercurtain or waterfall. In between the tracks elevated planters are situated which form special gardens covered by different species of Pinetrees . The planting of pinetrees make the square a green waitingroom, the trees have gradual change of color of the trunks, from dark to light, of pine and deciduous trees. The design contains two types of sitting elements: the edges of the planters are wide enough to sit around the evergreen groundcover shrubs and there are loose naturalstone sitting elements in the special gardens. The water features transform in wintertime from waterfall to ice sculptures and from pond to icescatingtrack.
entrances and lines
location: Shenyang, China
year of design: 2011
year of execution: start 2012
in collaboration with: Niek Roozen bv
client: Niek Roozen bv, stad Shenyang