PORTFOLIO CHENGHAO ZHONG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SELECTED WORKS 2016-2018
CURRICULUM VITAE Chenghao Zhong
Tel: (+86) 17607612007 Email: Blacksugarmk1@gmail.com
EDUCATION Xiamen University of Technology Xiamen, China Bachelor of Environmental Design
AWARDS The finalist of the 7th international landscape planning& design competition
the third-class university scholarship
the third prize of Xiamen University of Technology Art Design Competition
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Cad (Auto Cad, Rhino) Visualization (3Dmax Rhino Grasshopper Sketchup Maya) Computer Graphic （Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Aftereffect)
BORDER OF MANGROVE URBAN MANGROVE FOREST REHABILITATION
OF POVERTY 02 BORDER COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE
BOADER OF HEALING SANDY HOOK PERMANENT MEMORIAL
BORDER OF OVERFLOW REGIONAL FLOOD CONTRAL
OTHER WORKS EXHIBITION, PHOTOGRAPH AND OTHERS
Geographic Information System (Arcsence, Arcmap)
EXPERIENCE Shenzhen Zhujing Landscape Design Co., Ltd. Landscape Design Assistant
2016 Xiamen Design Week Volunteer
Field trip of School of Design Arts Group Leader
•Took charge of the reception work of foreign guests at the venue •Enabled me to understand the current design direction of other design profess
•Led the team members to set up and complete the goal in the field trip •Organized team members to sketch at a certain location and maintain order in the process of sketching •Developed my abilities to communicate and organize as well as the sense of responsibility
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BORDER OF MANGROVE URBAN MANGROVE FOREST REHABILITATION
When the mangroves forest in Shenzhen were exposed to severe urbanization and population booming, the ecological restoration strategy was proposed to restore the ecological carrying capacity of mangrove habitat. Through the investigation of mangrove ecology, it is found that the growth of mangrove plants requires a specific growing environment, including sufficient sediment thickness, water salinity, oxygen content and other environmental indicators. In order to reshape the mangrove habitat inside the Shenzhen city, the strategy chooses to introduce spartina as a pioneer species to accelerate the sedimentation rate of sediments in the tidal flats, and then select the mangrove species with strong erosion resistance to strengthen the bio-capacity of the habitat. In the process of restoration, local mangrove species are gradually planted, and the original ecosystem is restored, and the new mangroves are more resilient to various risks. At the same time, a variety of landscape viewing structures are provided to improve the visitors' experience in the park.
City border in 1980s
The rapid urbanization and population growth of 30 years led to the replacement of the original mangroves in Shenzhen by urban construction. The overall area of mangroves forest has dropped from 32 km² before the 1990s to 7.5 km² now. At the same time, the number of migratory birds with mangroves as migration transit stations has dropped to near the endangered red line.
City border in 1990s
A large amount of mangrove habitat was transformed into different types of urban land-use during the rapid development of Shenzhen, and several pollution brought by urbanization made the environmental and ecological problems more apparent.
City border in 2000s
IUCN RED LIST Mangroves area changed during last 30 years
Near Threatened 2012
PROBLEMS MANGROVE FOREST ARE FACING 32 Km²
Mangrove forest are damaged on resent decades by , population booming and urbanization. The situation make a great problem that population of migrant birds are threatened because mangrove forests.
3.sea-level rise risk
4. Limited by conservation
Least Concern 2017 Critically Endangered 2017
'I cannot feel the wild.' There are some of bare rocks on the shore, ecosystem is also limited on few low level species.
Local mangrove species growing, then replace sonneratia apetala and spartina to establish a new ecosystem.
'There is no place for nesting and feeding.'
Eutrophication Bare rock
Choose spartina as pioneer specie plant along the shore line.
Local mangrove species are planted on the site that has converted by sonneratia spetala and spartina.
The environmental status of the site only includes a large number of exposed rocks, some algae, and aquatic plants. Most of the animals that live here are crabs called uca rhizophorae.
20XX Growing spartina cover the shore line, increase biodiversity in this area.
Sonneratia apetala growing and make Allelopathy is possible to eliminate sparinia species on the coast.
Spartina arise the height of the beach through capturing sediments that carried by flowing water.
Sonneratia apetala is planted on this habitat when thickness of soil and water quality are appropriate for its growing requirements.
The ability to capture sediment is provided through the root system of the mangroves, which is adequately supplied by the basic nutrients required for the local flora and fauna of the captured sediment. On this basis a completed ecosystem has been built.
DETAIL FUNCTIONS OF PLANT DISTRIBUTION
The mangrove swamp area is immersed in seawater throughout the day, and the mangrove planted here has a robust root system that captures a large amount of sediment, and the elevation of the terrain counteracts the rise in sea level.
The ecological system composed of mangroves and Spartina alterniflora reduces the speed of surface runoff flows, while the leaf and fruits that the plants dropped are important nutrient foundations for constructing ecosystems.
The dense mangroves create a sheltered local environment for fish and other benthic animals living in the area. The canopy of the forest also provides the necessary sites for birds to rest and nest.
MASTER PLAN 1:1500 60
A Birds watching ring
B Watch by the sea B Watch by the sea
C Travel in the forest
A Birds watching ring
C Travel in the forest
It is the lowest tide position in the day. At this time, there are some benthic activities in the site, and the number of bird and fish is minimal. Many visitors who enter the site are exercisers.
At this time, it belongs to the average tidal level of the day. During this time, there are abundant animal activities in the shore, and the bird activities attract tourists to watch.
The early morning is the highest tide position in the day. Fish and benthic animals are most active during this time, and there is almost no human activity in the field.
Perspectives compare with sunning and rainning The passage in the mangrove swamp was flooded in the rain. Visitors cannot reach the depths of the mangroves at this time. Birds and benthic animals inhabiting mangroves will be infested at this time. At this time, the restored mangroves play a huge ecological role as ecological habitats. Pedestrians can enter the deep forests through the passages of the mangroves on sunny days, and enjoy the multi-faceted flora and fauna in the mangroves. The mangroves play the role of the urban landscape at this time.
BORDER OF POVERTY COMMUNITY RENAISSANCE
Other communities have higher ecnomic mobility Other communities have similar situation like Cherry
The design aims to improve the living quality in low-income communities through the landscape practice. The vertical modular landscape is designed for the Belmont community with minimum changes to the existing local lifestyle (and the land ownership), to solve the problems caused by the low economic mobility in the current community, including the lower personal income, lack of care for children, a high crime rate and the neighborhood with a poor communication. The design concept will finally be expanded to other communities with similar problems. Based on the urban farm and playing space for children, the complex vertical landscape is arranged at the unoccupied space in the existing community, in which the multifunctional landscape has improved both the income and health of residents here and provided playing space with more fun for local children. As the private property of the community and relax and chillout space for children, the landscape also provides a reason for residents to constantly overlook at the street, that is, the so-called 'eyes on the street' created by Jane Jacobs in the landscape area. At the same time, different types of landscape spread out in the site with the same function gathered the residents around the space, as a result, it formed a community space.
Charlotte . CN
GRADUATION RATE Avarage
INDIVIDIUAL INCOME 18k
Number of children
Average annual household income
Average annual house hold income for children who stayed in the same city
OVERVIEW COMMUNITIES Medical Institution
'Poverty is like disease, passed down from generation to generation.'
LANDUSE CLASSIFICATION( OVER VIEW)
EXISTING CONDITIONS Site analysis categorizes several types of land uses in the community. Take the Belmont community as an example. Narrow streets and small pieces of broken unused land are characteristic of poor communities in Charlotte.
Surrounding area (soft pavement) Waste land
Street Existing Block
Green space Privated Border
Surrounding area (rigid pavement)
COMMUNITY LAND-USE PLAN
Numerous types of the sites in the community have been classified in the site analysis. A case study of Belmont community shows that, the poor community in Charlotte is featured by the narrow streets and small fragmented unoccupied lands. The landsacpe design cannot be sited on inner space that surrounded by each block but becase local land ownership cause community who want to build a new structure in a block should pay higher cost at most of cases.
People's activity are limited on several similar circumstance which have fewer nesessary planning on aesthetics and daily using.
Increase Income Children Care Unite Redisents Decrease Crimie Rate
Unpractical Solution URBAN FARMING
CHILDRENACTIVITY EYES ON THE STREET
Extending green space out of block is also unavailable for this community. The reason is that narrow streets were provided by formal urban foundation, which contain minimum size of path and roadway. Therefore new structures are limited their square to prevent to occupy the street. The private land boundary makes it difficult for the urban landscape to be built within the enclosed area.
Adjacent enclosed areas and narrow streets make it difficult for the city landscape to expand horizontally.
‘As a result, designing landscape programs as a vertical structure is a reasonable idea to make balance between existed boader and community development.’
PROTOTYPES OF CONSTRUCTION A. Urban farming layer
B. Kids playground
C. Viewing platform
D. Community public space
OVERLOOK MASTERPLAN AND DETAILS FOR EACH LANDSCAPE INTERVENTION The master plan of the site shows the distribution of vertical landscapes in the community. The four circles in the figure are the different combinations of four prototypes in the block. Similar prototypes are distributed in different locations in the block.
A+C Urban farming + Viewing platform Tiled urban agriculture modules and observation decks, continuous flow of people and sights play a positive role in reducing potential crimes in the region.
B Urban farming + Viewing platform Children's play module, connecting and improving the existing small children's park, designed micro-topography and height difference create a child-friendly landscape space for children to play. B+D Urban farming + Viewing platform Taking the urban agriculture module as the main body, it provides a landscape exchange space to enhance the community construction while improving the income and health of community members.
A+B+D Urban farming + Kids playground + Public space Close to the landscape module of the community middle school, and provide outdoor farming practice areas and outdoor play areas for extracurricular activities for children in the community.children in the community.
4. Sectional Perspective
The picture shows a classic type of vertical landscape in the Belmont community. In the vertical structure of two to three floors, there are spaces for different functions such as urban farms, children's playgrounds and community exchange spaces. Depending on the site's existing site, other vertical landscapes of the same type that interfere with the Belmont community can be selected for the most appropriate conversion among the plural functional modules.
1. Children playground
2. Urban farming
BORDER OF HEALING SANDY HOOK PERMANENT MEMORIAL
This project is designed to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting and to heal the wounds of other witnesses. After analyzing the history of the site, a selection of design plans to commemorate the landscape was proposed in conjunction with the site's long-term plan for the history of the feldspar mine. The commemorative landscape aims to heal the minds of the witnesses by introducing rainwater harvesting, and healing the site through a series of measures to heal the land.
SITE MAPPING previous quarry
Water changing on summer
settlement main highway railroad
Existed tree SITE Felspar Quarry
Compared with the traditional monuments, the healing landscape allows a person to experience the process of site restoration. During the process of gradually greening the site, the inner pain of the witness is also naturally healed by the increasingly dense nature.
SPACE HIERACHY Existed rocds Tree
Satellite picture The Sandyhook Elementary School shooting in 2012.12.14 was one of the most serious school shootings in the history of the United States. In the incident, 24 teachers and students were killed, and more experienced people left unbearable trauma. Building a permanent memorial landscape will help the witnesses continue to face the life after the tragedy.
3. Lake And Hill
A series of landscapes from the entrance provide visitors with a refreshing visual experience. Visitors follow the runoff in the park, and the inner wounds are slowly treated in the process of feeling that the water is being purified step by step. The flowing water flows into the pond after passing through a series of constructions. It is symbolizing that the deceased did not leave, and everyone will eventually reunite.
People travel to the park frequently to maintain the landscape and their memory. 2. Grass Land
Hrubs and trees are growing with victim Plant pioneering herbs
Communities are involved to create the constructure
Master plan in the 1 year
Master plan in 5 years
Section 3 G
FINAL MASTER PLAN B. water inflow
H. retaining wall I. pond (reservoir)
D. memorial wall
C. water sedimentation
F. subsurface flow wetland G. lawn
H. retaining wall
J. activity facility
1. WATERBODY AND MEMORIAL WALL Water sedimentation area and monument in the site. The slightly sloping wall is engraved with the name of the dead, and people mourn the lost loved ones in the sound of water flowing.
2. WOOD PATH ABOVE THE POND On the wooden plank road beside the pond in the forest, the tourists carry out various activities here, and the inner part of the visitors will become more and more calm as the plants in the field gradually flourish.
BORDER OF OVERFLOW REGIONAL FLOOD CONTRAL
As winter and spring precipitation continues to grow with global climate change, existing flood control system in Vancouver are less able to withstand the pressure of rising water levels. Therefore, the project was proposed as a regional flood control design, and several different types of landscape design were set up in the Vancouver area to enhance the ability of the Vancouver area to cope with more severe floods in the future.
SHAPE OF RIVER BANK ANALYSIS
The narrower bank in the middle of the river and the steep mountainous terrain on one side expose the urban farmland around this section to the threat of future floods.
As a result, when the spring snowmelt is accelerated by the rising temperature and the rainfall growth occurs at the same time, the non-standardized embankment in the middle of the river will not be able to effectively control the flood disasters that are more serious than the design standards.
SECTION OF GEOLOGY
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ANALYSIS
TYPOLOGY ANALYSIS OF RIVER BANK Upstream
In recent years, the highest water level in the rainy season of local rivers has been raised, and more frequent floods have caused serious losses to near residents.
Floodplain Design area City Water body Steep slope（>25°） N
Site Mapping Canada-United States Boader
FLOODING ANALYSIS THROUGH GIS
SCALE OF FLOODING ANALYSIS
The worst flood in 5 years (9ft)
The worst flood in 15 years (15ft)
The worst flood in 50 years (21ft)
The worst flood in the future (>24ft)
The design planning area is divided into three parts: mountain, farmland, and town according to different land types. Different areas focus on the transformation plan that meets each type of land use for planning and design. The existing hard shores in the urban area will be transformed into ecological embankments, which connect the different waterfront sites of the city. On the one hand, the ecological embankment enhances the urban river channel volume and provides an ecological transition zone between the river channel and the city; on the other hand, it connects the isolated waterfront spaces in the urban area to provide the urban landscape belt with entertaining functions.
Perspective view of urban ecological embankment
Master Plan 0
Suburb and village
Flood contral system (Hilly area)
Flood contral system (Village area)
Flood contral system (Urban area)
Ecological river bank
Dam on rural area
Precipitation is divided into more small runoffs as it enters the landscape wall. These walls also provide other functions for visitors to the mountain.
The ecological riparian landscape connects the existing isolated waterfront space in the city, while connecting the different crowd activities in each space.
In the suburban area, new embankments are used to increase the capacity of the river.
The landscape wall is scattered in the mountainous area and serves as a diversion of precipitation across a variety of mountainous ecosystems.
In the suburban area, new embankments are used to increase the capacity of the river. Northern Red Oak
The new embankment landscape can control larger floods in the future and provide more time for local residents to evacuate before the river level exceeds the warning level. The remodeled standard embankment is also used as a waterfront landscape, providing residents with space for entertaining activities.
Average water level
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF LANDSCAPE WALL
The mountain landscape wall not only plays a functional role in the site. The landscape wall built in the mountainous area provides a clear visual appreciation for the climbers in the form of earth art. The landscape wall of different scales integrates the function of reducing water flow and the function of visitors. It can play roles such as the temporary rest area, visual guidance, observation deck and other functions in the process of climbing climbers.
OTHER WORKS EXHIBITION, PHOTOGRAPH AND OTHERS
Selected works from group works and individual works.
Xiamen University Of Technology Environmental Design Group Work Competition Responsible for concept, plan and representation
Xiamen University Of Technology Environmental Design Individual Work Responsible for concept, representation Wooden Station For Birds
Watching Tower For Visitors
Xiamen University Of Technology Environmental Design Group Work Competition Responsible for concept, representation
HAND DRAWING Water color, Sketch
Xiamen University Of Technology Group Work Responsible for representation
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