Contract signed for big ‘Forest Park’ in China

A contract has been signed with the government of Shenyang City to design a 1000 hectare ‘Forest Park’ in cooperation with the Shenyang Institute of Landscape Planning Design.

The vast forested slopes of the Qipanshan landscape park near the city of Shenyang shape the background of Shenyang National Forest Park. The northern valley with an area of approximately 100 hectare is the heartland of the total 1000 hectare forest park. In addition to forest protection and restoration, biodiversity, water quality and recreation constitute the spearheads of the master plan.

The existing network of unpaved trails will be expanded with marked thematic walks. The water zone consists of ponds connected by a rocky mountain stream, which is only water-carrying in the wet season (summer). In winter, the water from the ponds is used for snow production.

The ski area will be extended eastwards. Both the north and south entrance get a new gatehouse made of wood, natural stone walls and slate roofs.

Contract signed for a ‘Wetland park’ in China

In cooperation with Landscape Institute Shenyang a contract has been signed with the Government of the City of Shenyang  for designing a wetland park of 400 hectares.

On both sides of Pu River, the length of 9 km, a natural park will take shape with many small water ways and wetlands. The park contains special elements like fishing piers, bird observatories,watergardens, pick nick areas and observatories for fishes, insects and amphibians.

Gravel trails, wooden platforms and bridges are connecting these elements as well as main cycle tracks and bridleways.

Near the entrances, accessible for cars,  parking areas a wide range of  facilities like bicycle rental, kiosks, toilet buildings, thea houses, restaurants and management buildings are constructed.

Two existing villages within the area will get a agro-touristical function, giving the inhabitants the possibility to connect with the future developments, for example with establishing a B&B, a small restaurant or shop, with conserving the present characteristics of the villages as a starting-point.

In a Wetland Museum visitors will make acquaintance with various systems of water purification.

Soon several large helophyte filters will cleanse the waters of the Pu River.