FuturArc, the voice of green architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, published a piece on the ecological issues at play in the Sasaki-designed Jiading Central Park. A reclaimed site of over 70 hectares, Jiading Central Park has grown into a thriving public and ecological resource in Shanghai’s budding Jiading district.
The article details the design process of restoring natural systems within an urban context, creating a park that is a place for both nature and people. Harnessing the power of the site as a “living-filter wetland,” the park now boasts pristine woodland and wetland environments, restored biodiversity, increased water quality, and a picturesque landscape for the public to enjoy.
“We always look at the broader region to uncover the existing environmental, social, and cultural factors that give the site its character,” said Michael Grove and Tao Zhang of the interdisciplinary and contextual approach that led to the transformative design for the park.
Click here to see an interview on Jiading Park featuring Dou Zhang the Director of Sasaki's Shanghai Office.