• Client: Yangzhou Local Authority
  • Location: Yangzhou, China
  • Year: 2014

Yangzhou River Park Masterplan

Yangzhou, China - The Chinese city of Yangzhou is around 300 kilometres to the west of Shanghai. The city lies at a strategic location where the Grand Canal flows into the Yangtze River.

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Yangzhou River Park Masterplan

The city stands out because of its considerable attention to retaining cultural-historic elements, in combination with developing the city sustainably. A 10 km2 river park is planned along a tributary of the Yangtze, which will improve the city's recreational and ecological quality, but also water safety.

In the proposal by ARCADIS Landscape Architecture, the park will play a role not only in improving water safety, but also water quality. The park is, as it were, a water machine where water is first purified in artificial wetlands and subsequently stored, so that clean water is available in dry times for all manner of urban uses. The park also contributes to increasing biodiversity, and forms an ecological corridor across the urban area. Lastly, the park will contribute significantly to the city's image, since preserving tradition and sustainable development also go hand in hand there.

Project data

LocationYangzhou, China
Size250 ha
Design2014
Construction2015
StatusCompleted
ClientYangzhou Local Authority
TeamJohn Boon, Timo Cents, Hans Smolenaers
Yangzhou River Park Masterplan
Yangzhou River Park Masterplan
Yangzhou River Park Masterplan
Yangzhou River Park Masterplan
Yangzhou River Park Masterplan