The Central Green Axis Project of Beijing-Tangshan Avenue is located in the core area of the west area of Tangshan Station, adjacent to the west square of the railway station, which is an important urban landscape axis. The green axis is one kilometer long and has a total area of about 11.9 hectares. The design is based on the concept of “the growing tree of life”, which creates a “the vein of growth and integration” that connecs the Tangshan main city, the Tangshan Sstation, the Tangshan-west Station and ecological forest. Because of the future opening of the Beijing-Tangshan Intercity High-speed Railway, it will become the vibrant portal center for the integrated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan.
We planted a large proportion of evergreen deciduous trees to form the forest skeleton and create an atmosphere of urban forest. The coverage rate was as high as 70%. We use many red maples, red oaks, clustered Mongolian oaks, Acer truncatums and other fall-colored leaf trees to construct mixed forest and highlight autumn characteristics. Using flowering plants such as begonia, peach, willow verbena, etc. to enrich the color changes in the human activity area.
The green space is designed with a two-level parkway system. The first-level space is 4 meters wide. It starts from the semicircle square and connects the main landscape nodes in order. The second-level space is 2 meters wide. It is close to the municipal roads and serves as for the pedestrians (there is no sidewalk on the municipal roads). Two levels of parkways interweave in the green space, gathering momentum.
In the future, the Tangshan-west Station District will integrate industrial functional areas such as business centers, office buildings, hotels, exhibition areas, etc. This will attracts the white-collar elites and high-end business people from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. Therefore, the plaza and green space not only display the image of the city, and promote the traffic flow of passengers. but also provide high-quality CBD green open space for the surrounding business people for leisure purpose.
In the creation of hard landscape, we use different materials in different dimensions, to simulate details of “leaves”. This design echos the design theme of “the vein of growth and harmony / the tree of growing life”.
Because of the future opening of the Beijing-Tangshan Intercity High-speed Railway, it will become the vibrant portal center for the integrated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan.