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The University of Sheffield ďźˆMA in Landscape Architecture) Core Courses: Landscape Architecture: Nature, design, people, Urban Ecological Design and Management, Landscape Planning, Landscape Urbanism and Design Project, Landscape Research, Professional Practice, Law and Contracts, Landscape Design and Art Practice, Urban Design Project


South China Agricultural University (BA in Floriculture and Landscape Design) Core Courses: Fundamentals of Garden Design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Drawing, Landscape Engineering, Landscape Planning and Design, Landscape Ecology, CAD-Computer Aided Design, etc.


Landscape Design TutorďźŒArchitecture Student Association, Sheffield, U -To support student to create their own portfolio -To give software lessons, drawing lessons, and design process lessons to student online


Planning Editor, Tianjin Ifeng Space Media Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, China -To filtrate good design on Internet and communicate with the -To do proposal for landscape new books


Assistant Designer, Shenzhen Lingnan Landscape Design Co., Ltd, Guangzhou, China -To propose a Chongqing Commercial Street Landscape Design as a member in a team -To do construction program design -To do graphic design for presentation


Intern, Xinzhou Taoyuan Architecture Design Co., Ltd, Xinzhou, China -To do construction program design for a residential project -To do graphic design for presentation

EXCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & Awards 09/2011- 06/2012

“New Daxing” Landscape Designing Competition -To stay up late to prepare the next day’s performance -To train my team spirit and leadership ability -Being awarded the “Outstanding Prize” by the judges group

07/2015 until now

Meadow landscape research and practice in Nigel Dunnett’s project in Sheffield -To record the growth process of meadow in Sheffiel -To do survey to people in Sheffield about the reflection of mead -To join in the team of planting manager to make a plan and manage meadow landscape in Sheffiel


Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effect 3D Modelling Software: Rhino, Lumion, Varay, Sketch Up Auto CAD GIS Handdwrawing

Content I Art Museum Island II Lotus Lantern Art Garden Design III Leeds City Urban Design IV Lingnan Chinese Garden Design


ART MUSEUM ISLAND Special Project Wakefiel ďźŒEngland

In 1800 Wakefie d was a prosperous market town. It benefited from the west to the east of Wakefield. There are two museums on the island. One is the Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. The gallery displays work by local artists and other British and international artists. The other one is The Calder. It is an historical museum on the opposite to The Hepworth Wakefield. River Calder sorrounds the island with routine use boats. What's more, there is one car market with warehouse and one restaurant. The rests are residential building. Art Museum Island Project aims at creating a unified sustainable outdoor exhibition and acivity space for bringing the outdoor services of The Hepworth Gallery and The Calder. It combines a historical element - textile market with art as a focal sustainable art space on the island, with the functions of reflection, enteraining and visual impact. The concept is all about outdoor exhibition. Temporary exhibition can happen on the square, beside the river or even in the woodland. Exhibition activies are brought from indoor to outdoor and more potential to do outdoor workshops and activities.




Building Usage There are two famous museums on this island: The Hepworth Gallery and The Calder. Surroundings are mainly residential building and comercial building. Building functions are not complicated.


Comercial Building

Residential Building


Office Buildin


Green Infrastructure Strategy 1: change the car market and warehouse into 'Loom'' with the key historical element in Wakefield - textile. Wakefield is used to be a very properous textile market.


Comercial Building

Residential Building


Office Buildin

Green infrastructure is poor on the island. Some scatered heritage woodland is existing. A large scale of grass land is abandoned without management. Small pieces of lawn beside the museums are use for rest.

Strategy 3: keep the original plants and make a continuous ecological edge with the heritage native woodland. Use shady trees for parking lot, residential area and resting area. Make a wakable wild flower lawn for activities of museums. Link museums axis with deciduous pedestrian trees. An ornamental planting area opposite to the ‘ Loom’ to have a reflection

Heritage Wetland


Ecological Edge with Heritage Wetland



Shade Trees Pedestrian Tree

Car Market and Ware House

Wild Flower Lawn Ornamental Plants

Flooding Map

It is a sales centre and warehouse combinatiion with a consolidated steel structure.

It is proposed to get rid of the building skin, keep its skeleton structure and use textile as main material on it.

The Island is entirely on high risk flooding area. Some measurements have been taken to control the flooding problem, such as mill. But ecology is poor. Apart from continue the heritage wetland along the river, daylight some part of river maybe possible.

High Risk

Medium Risk

Strategy 4: Some part of the existing grassland is proposed to be digged out in order to introduce river water to the new proposed wetland.

Digged Area

Low Risk

Current Condition & Users

Circulation Circulation for pedestrian on this island is poor. People are easy to lost their way when they go across the trainline on their way to the museums. Also, traffic road has great impact on the island which break the island into two parts and traffic light system is poor which make people difficult to go across

Bus-stop Vehicle


Train Line Pedestrian

Strategy 2 :make a circulation around the island and link musuems activity spaces by an axis from two sides. Also, reduce the traffic roads from 4 carriages to 2 carriages and improve the traffic light system which improve the accessibility for pedestrian.

Traffic Ligh Train Line

Bus-stop Vehicle



Artist Staff

Tourist Boatman Family

Masterplan 1. The Hepworth Gallery 2. The Calder 3. Open Court 4. Residential Building 5. Wooden Steps 6. Berth 7. Share Space 8. Historial Pedestrian Bridge 9. The Loom 10. Ornamental Resting Square 11. Restaurant 12. Heritage Wetland 13. Woodland Exhibition 14. Ecological Edge 15. Canal 16. Dam 17. Car Park 18. Ecological Connecting Bridge 19. Shady Tree

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Tree Spaces


Car Park Shade Tree

Residential Shade Tree Ornamental Trees

Woodland Step

Pedestrian Tree

Open Court

Open Court is an open space between two museum buildings where users can hold activities and temporary outdoor exhibition sculpture can be placed to offer a themed activity.

Wooden Step

Wooden Steps is a place next to the the Open Court and near the River Clader. It is a place for resting where people can wait for their boat to go for a visit on the River Calder.

Woodland Exhibition

Woodland Exhibition is an ecological place which has the function of reducing the flooding problem and also biodiversity. A series of sculptures are placed in the woodland as an instruction and people can enjoy an art space in an ecological environment.

The Loom

The Loom is a permenant art space in this site. Colorful textile is an element from Wakefiled history. Textile is used as an architectural material to divided different spaces where people can go through with touching the realistic material. This entertaining space reminds users of valuable history in Wakefiled

Detail Design Concept The Loom is a focal art space on the island which reflects to the history of properous textile market in the past. It is proposed to use the history element as a clue, combining landscape deisgn and art exhibition. The Loom is a permenant exhibition space, while different textile material can be changed through seasonal changing. It is proposed to use textile as material to seperate spaces for people to do activities. People can go across in different zone with feeling colour changing and tactile of material. As a contrast, paver and seats are used white colour to extrude the atmosphere creating by the textile. Seat is a continous element connecting inside and outside the Loom. People can be in the visional paradise or watch from outside. Planting design is an extension of the colourful Loom. It is proposed to use colourful seasonal changing trees, shrubs and perenials on the base of the atmosphere creating by the Loom.





Textile Color

Magnolia soulangeana

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

Cornus sanguinea ' Midwinter Fire'

Prunus 'Accolade'

Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii (Existing)

Ilex aquifolium 'Pyramidalis' (f)

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans


LOTUS LANTERN ART GARDEN DEISGN Individual Academic Work Zhejiang, China

In China, people always lighten lotus lantern and place them on the river to make a best wish to others they love. Lotus represents a kind of mother love cause it bears a lot of seeds. This project aims at creating an art work which mimics the lotus flowe , in order to let children be involved in this contemplative but attractive environment. Light and smoke is the main elements in this design. They are combined and changed in different time. Children can play with light and smoke in a sunken square which is made of black marble. The meaning behind this lotus garden also alarms parents to show more love to their children and accompany them more often.


Lotus Lantern

Concept Model





Detailed Construction Precast Arch Concrete Panel

Precast Arch Concrete Bench

Slope 1.8% Max

Aggregate Base Per Geotechnical Requirement 6’’ Concrete Slab

Light Projector

Black Marble Water Proofin Drainage Board Gravel Per Geotechnical Requirement

Drainage Collector

Concrete Foundation

1-1 Wall Section

Device Distribution

WORK III LEEDS CITY URBAN DESIGN Individual Academic Work LeedďźŒEngland This project uses CDTA system to record users' experience of the site( C: Centre, D: Direction, T: Transitional, A: Area) and combine the maps of the users'. The important interactive area are places where users' have more experience. Next to regconize the transitional edges between the areas and improve it. The design is totally based on the wishes of the users' and amplify the functions of the area, which makes the site more harmonious. I try to make dynamic trasitional edge to attract more people to this public space. And also weaken the boundary between public and private space to let people have interactions. Day time and night time are considered to let peole who live and work nearby more convenient.

Model Bird View

Conceptual Diagram Research Method

Users' Experience



Landscape Node Transitional Corridorr


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2. Activate the building ground floor facade and bring in diverse commercial activities which attracts many people to come here.

1. Communitive park is a semi-enclosed space for people to have a rest and chatt underneath the trees.

3. Activity Space is an open colorful space to attract young people to play and gather.

4. The arches underneath the trainline is built for the pop-up shop which are flexible for diverse activities.

5. Lighten up passage and active building facade make people feel safe to go past and enjoyable.

Night View


LINGNAN CHINESE GARDEN DESIGN Individual Life Project GuangzhouďźŒChina

This is one of a real life project which I took part in a competition. I choose a Chinese site as my design area and design a Chinese garden with the basic cultrue of Lingnan, which is one of the most important culture in China. The functions of the garden are mainly depends on the needs of the house owner. I try to combine the function swith my design language. Chinese classical garden design methods are aplied in it.Also, planting design is essential in a Chinese garden design. I proposed to use seasonal changing plants and native plants with the consideration of the economic requirements.As for the material I proposed in this design. Lingnan cultrue element are applied on the hard surface pattern, windows, pavilion. There are different functions for daily use. An open gathering place, a lake recreational space, a shady resting space and a semi-open entrance for receiving guests.

Lingnan Tea Culture

Lingnan Character

Survey And Design Process Scene Wall for Garage Entrance


Western Sunlight in the Afternoon

Southeast Wind in Summer








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B 1. Entrance 2. Traditional Pattern Pavement 3. Decorative Stone Pool 4. Gathering Open Space 5. Parking Lot 6. Lotus Pool 7. Corridor 8. Stone Bridge 9. Balcony 10. Rest Space

11. Pavilion 12. Wooden Deck










Extra Work

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Shuyi Zhang Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2014-2016  
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