The urban planning building represents a new step in the history of urban planning in Shenyang as a new development; the landscape which belongs to the building is also a new way to show the representation of urban planning. From the higher floors of the building the historical map of the city is recognizable, which is formed by a basic pattern of two gray tone of natural stone in the pavement and the paths structure in the green environment. In this new the city plan, the two main line of the city: the silver belt and the golden axis. Are clearly recognizable. These two elements are represented by the water pond in west-east orientation and the glass hall in north-south orientation. The garden consists out of four different areas, each area has its own atmosphere, with its own tree species but has a common language. All trees have a red colour during the seasons. On the south-west side, the garden has trimmed hedges with different colours of green and red. On the north-east side of the building there is a sunken plaza which forms a terrace with a waterfall and green walls. The north-west side of the area is the functional area with parking lots and the sports fields which are framed with special fences. In three garden areas, intimate spaces are created with long red wooden benches.
location: Shenyang, China
year of design: 2012
in collaboration with: Niek Roozen bv
client: Niek Roozen bv, City of Shenyang