PORTFOLIO 2013 - 2017 Xinrong Wu Hainan University firstname.lastname@example.org Applicant number:18128414 Programme applied for: TMLARCSLAN01 (MLA Landscape Architecture)
1st Shuibei Road,ShenZhen City Guangdong Prov P.R.China Tel : 18665345416 E-mail : email@example.com
EDUCATION Hainan University-Faculty of Landscape Architecture Bachelor degree of Landscape Architeture Haikou,Hainan Province,China September 2013-June 2017
TECHINAL SKILLS Auto CAD Adobe Photoshop Adobe llustator Adobe Indesign Sketchup
Vray For Sketchup Rhino Lumion Microsoft Office Adobe Premiere
SKILLS AND INTERSTS Hand Drawing Model Making Art & Design Photography Play the Chinese Zither
ACTIVITIES Yuanye Award,international competition for college students participated with the group Septmber 2016
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Fujian Xijing Government Landscape Design Corporation Intern as design assistant August 2016-October 2016 Fullsing Town Internet Innovation Park in Haikou,Hainan Province,China Actively participated in the project of Sanya Resort and primarily dealed with the vegetation arrangemnet.Helped assistance with technical drawings of the design. Devoted into the project of community landscape design of Nanxi Community.Responsible for the technical drawings.Had learned to meet the needs of the tenants by taking advantage of the small space to create attractive landscape with rich layers.
1 Hutong landscape transformationâ€”shared space 2016/10/10 - 2016/11/30
Zipper of Cities--Activation of High Lines 2017/07/24 - 2017/09/02
3 Green Infrastructure of the City--Stormwater Park
2017/10/03 - 2017/12/20
4 Design of Children Amusement Park based on suburban hillside derelict land 2016/03/15 - 2016/05/03
5 The Other Works 2013 - 2017
Hutong Landscape Transformation
2016/10/10-2016/11/30 Hutong is a typical city structure of Beijing in China since the ancient times. Even nowadays a large number of hutongs left from the past can be lived in,which reflects the wide applicabiliy. However,with the growth of urban populations,the demand for accommodation climbs.The low-rise houses in hutong cannot accommodate tenants comfortably anymore.Together with the privacy of siheyuan,there is few green spaces.Thus,this project aims to provide a more comfortable life for residents under the circumstance of not damaging the hutong.
street entrance tourist
house under repairment
huton without greenery
This hutong is named Waxberry and Bamboo Slanting Street,which is located in first ring of Beijing and next to Tianâ€™an Men Square and The Forbidden City.It used to be the residence at the foot of the emperor in ancient times.Nowadays,besides residence,the function of the hutong includes commercial,education,tourism and to name a few.Therefore,the populations here are very heterogeneous ranging from local tenants to businessmen and tourists.Because of the Ancient City Protection Plan in practice,hutongs in this region could not be pulled down and reconstructed in a large scale.Therefore,we are supposed to making use of every bit of space to create the public green spaces.
kids learning handwork
the Palace Museum
house combined with store
History Of The Site snacks makers
store connected with house rennovated wall
The process of removing the old houses in Beijing and the number of houses left are clearly indicate in these pictures.Before 1980,Beijing city remained the original structure.However after the Opening-up period,the ancient city reconstruction took the stage.Many siheyuans for residence were demolished and then occupied by modern commercial sites.Not until the end of 90s did the government suddenly realize the significance of the hutong to the whole city. Therefore,the ancient city protection became the main stream.Some of the hutongs surviving the demolition were homes for celebrities in the old days, and others are still residential places for citizens.So the ancient city protection plan ameliorates the present houses and the surroundings based on the precondition that the overall structure of the community should not be destroyed.
Ancient City Protection Plan has ben put into practice since the late 90s.
People play chess
A large scale of hutong was demolished due to the Ancient City Transformation.
The ancient city was well maintained before 1980.
This hutong has various types of houses,which should not be easily destroyed.Only small number of the decrepit houses can be pulled down and transformed.
Protected Building Retain Exiting Building Refurbish Building Renew Building
< 2 people/100 ㎡ 2-4 people/100 ㎡ 4-8 people/100 ㎡ > 8 people/100 ㎡
Single function of walking through
Add stopover nodes on both sides
Proliferate the nodes
Residence School Commercial Derelict Land
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The street is reactivated and the functions for use are enriched.
We take advantage of the decrepit houses and turn them into large nodes.Then some scattered public spaces are added in the influential range,catalysting the street.
Street Inner Design
1、tourist center and temporary office 2、rennovated siheyuan 3、pocket park 4、roadside green space
narrow the harden street and increase the lowpaced walking systerm
stopover green space at the corner of the “Y” crossroad
place the public landscape spaces overhead in order not to take up the space of the groud
Rennovated Siheyuan We take one of the siheyuan as the experiment spot to figure out the way of not only maintaining the house structure but also increasing the number of tenants. The privacy of the room decreases the public spaces of the courtyard
Knock through the rooms to concentrate the basic function for living
Switch the direction of the every grid
The public spaces of the shared courtyard are greatly increased
reinforce the structure of the decrepit house
knock through the walls and maintain the pillars
wooden platform with stairs
wooden atmospheric theater
Transit routes receive natural lighting from the patios and tall openings. The first-floor classrooms can be accessed directly from the playground, without having to pass through the rest of the building.
2017/07/24-2017/10/24 In the center of Shenzhen, there is an abandoned railway, the discard of which causes s e g m e n t a t i o n o f t h i s c i t y. I n this project, we reactivated this railway and improved its surrounding environment so as to rejuvenate this area.
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main train rote of Shenzhen district
3.5km long and became a gap.
Each side is well connected.
Only one passage to cross the road.
Some spots are unreachable.
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Site Function Change
d e s e r t e d railway site
5 Changes of Site Functions: Heavy industry dominated this area initially. But after high lines were established, transportation industry began to flourish. Then with changes of national economyâ€™s development trend, high lines declined gradually. Nowadays, the site is mainly used for business and residence.
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In June 1973, Shenzhen North Railway Station, which was called Sungang Station at that time, was established and had been put into use. This is the first freight railway of Shenzhen, which was used for being connected with Hong Kong, Guangzhou and other cities.
platforms and a series of facilities were built at the main stations. This freight railway played an increasingly important role in foreign trade.
There were 47 tracks in Shenzhen North Railway Station in 1987, including 2 main lines. The up marshalling yard had 24 tracks, while another 14 tracks were for the down trains, coupled with 9 fright tracks. Thus, Shenzhen North Railway Station upgraded as the first-class freight station.
In the end of 1990s, as the railway freight volumes between the mainland and Hong Kong decreased continuously, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) decided to stop dealing with freight business in 2010. At present, Sungang Station has no starting trains.
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bank residence ancestral hall
temple company railway station school
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1.entrance park 2.square 3.park 4.art community 5.urban agriculture 6.greenway 7.co-working complex 8.highline park
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Ice cube represents the highline
ice chips as the site catalyst
Cube with smashed ice melts faster
Scatter range implies influence range
Deserted highline became a city gap
Develop a comprehensive synthesis
Devide into pieces and scatter
Fuctional nodes activate the highline
Sites are away from the highline
The region seperates into two sides
Communities scattered in both sides
Objective:integrate the region
Question:where are the connection points
Set up some main functional nodes
Expand to create some small nodes
Connect the void and integrate the region
A - Aâ€™ This is a visual angle in the art streets. As the picture shows, apart from high lines, we also can see mutual connection through bridges inside the streets. The high and low connections increase sense of space usage of the art streets. traffic structure
D - Dâ€™ site sorrounding
This is the end of high lines and it is connected with a market. People can reach high lines from the top of the market by passing through bridges. Therefore, this project can meet business and entertainment demands of neighboring residents.
The picture of this section presents high lines from the visual angle of Honghu Park. Activation of high lines provides vertical space of the park with more vigor.
This picture presents high lines from the angle of urban agricultural zones. Design of this part enriches activity space and types for neighboring residents. Meanwhile, this design is more green and environment-friendly. The picture of this section shows a spatial relationship between coworking space and high lines. The working space is reconstructed by discarded factories. After being combined with high lines and given new functions, the whole area regains vitality.
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urban agricultural area
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This site had been surrounded by urban villages. There was a large amount of waste, so the surrounding residents had no public activity space and they were also bothered by pollution. After the waste was cleaned, we made use of this empty site and built a pocket park. At the same time, the park was integrated with one part of the high lines. The circular stair in the center of the park is an entrance of high lines, which can satisfy different activity demands of residents.
Green Infrastructure of the City--Stormwater Park 2017/10/03-2017/12/20 This area was once a building material market filled with illegallyconstructed buildings. It also was a â€œdirty and disorderlyâ€? ruralurban fringe. With development of the city, this area became a part of the urban area already. But due to mismanagement, functions of basic facilities in this city would be suffering from paralysis once the rainy season came. Now we rebuild this area into a stormwater park. On the basis of solving basic facility problems, this park can beautify the environment and improve living conditions for urban residents here.
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This site has many problems, such as water pollution, back flow of seawater, damage of habitat, unscientific planning of land, etc. Among those problems, stormwater is the most serious one, which prevents people from entering this site. Whatâ€™s more, resulting from problems above, this site cannot recover naturally. Thus the site needs to be reconstructed urgently.
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Fengxiang Park is located in Qiongshan District in Haikou city in Hainan Province,which lies in the northest of China.
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The park is maily surrounded by four city primary roads.The nearby buildings range from commercial buildings, residences, schools to industies.More than 1/3 of the terrain in site is in water.
Yearly precipitation of major cities in China
Per capita water capacity of major cities in China
Monthly precipitation of Haikou
Monthly temprature of Haikou
type of sewage(t) rainy day
rainy day and site drowned
232.5 150 127.5 112.5 75 52.5
monthly highest water level
regular water level
monthly lowest water level
warning water level
The site gets drowned frquently when it rains.The water level goes beyond the warning line easily.The major sources of sewage are domestic and manufactural wastes.
Adults make up the most populations around the site.Due to several nearby schools,kids outnumber the senior citizens,turning out to be the second largest age group of the neighborhood.
Haikou has ample precipitation but with a low per capita water capacity,which results from poor rainwater collection and purification technique.
Analysis of Stormwater Inundation
hill with terrible environment
average level 5 year level 20 year level 50 year level 100 year level 500 year level
A third of this site is water area as Meishe River passes through it and there are lakes and ponds in its center.
waterflow diffluence scour point altitude
Apart from that, the site is low in center and high all around, so once there was a 50-year flood, half of the site would be inundated.
Through analysis of stormwater inundation, we figured out directions of flows and available roads under different inundation situations.
delay the waterflow into the river
At present,rainwater and sewage in the city are discharged by underground pipes. polluted river
Because of the limited drainages and pipes,large amount of rainwater cannot be discharged in time,which causes inundation. great quality of water
Diffluence prolongs the contact time and increases the contact area of waterflow with the terrain,preventing inundation and at the same time,purifying the water.
Directly discharged sewage damages the river â€™s ecological environment.
The rainwater and the sewage confluence into river results in the slow infiltration of the terrain.
Natural revertment betters the circulation of the river.
Layout Under analysis of the current terrain and needed functions, we designed various water areas with different types.
Within the water areas, natural roads for walking were interspersed. Under the condition of having no damage to the site, we placed geometrical activity sites to satisfy peopleâ€™s abundant activity demands.
Emergent,submergent and floating vegetations metabolize the hydrocarbons,heavy metals,and other impurities from the water.
Water is transmitted from from type 1 pool pockets to type 2 ones.
Water is transmitted from from type2 pool pockets to type 3 ones.
Human Activity Analysis
open river boating fishing Out of the factor of natural geographical environment, solving the problem of stormwater in this city is a long-term task. But as the content of human beingâ€™s activity will change with times, so if we put human activity above natural layout, there will be a sense of floating and being detachable at any time.
Pool pocket type 2: terraced wetland;filter, clean and slow down the water,add oxygon.
Pool pocket type 3: close to the river;clean water storage and flooding control;habitat for birds.
Pool pocket type 1: biggest size;temporarily store rainwater and conduct preliminary purification.
Water transfers below the broadwalk.
Rainwater is collectd on the city surface and transmitted to the site through pipes.
secluded small space observation exploration
terraced wetland climbing accessible playing with water
open space runnig walking dogs stroll
storage wetland terraced wetland watchtower water collection wetland corridor bridge
The picture Comprehensiely showcases the natural layout.In order not to destroy the system,the human activities mainly focus on the corridor bridge and the watchtower.
Employ the deduction of the layout to the plan design.The site is full of water pockets by layers,big and small.Plus,every one of the water pocket has its signifucant function.Some of the walls to seperate the water pockets are just using as walking path without other any artificial function. There is another artificial layer system to meet the visitors' needs of various tour activities,which is floating and flexible.By
1.main entrance plaza 2.central plaza 3.corridor bridge 4.west entrance plaza 5.event plaza 6.north entrance plaza 7.wooden boardwalk 8.yacht pier 9.artificial island 10.stair plaza
this approach,the artificial system and the natural system are never interfered negatively with each other,which lays a solid foundation of ecological succession of the site.
5 city surface entrance plaza lake
The picture shows the north entrance plaza.Our design takes great advantage of the sunken terrain and enables people to have a gradually broadening horizon when getting down to the site.The landscape on the way has rich layers.
The picture shows the riverside yacht pier.At the same time,it is the sunken stair plaza.Apart from going boating,people can also sit on the broad stairs and enjoy the picturesque scenery on the river.
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central island city surface
B - B' water pocket
C - C'
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Section of the terraced wetland.It begins with the water collection water pocket and ends at the storage wetland,which near the central lake.Water was purified during the process.
Section of the city surface to the site,which is also the entrance plaza.There is a water collection water pocket connected with the plaza.
Section of the artificial island at the lake.There is a observation tower on it with hills around.People can do a lot of activities on it such as photographing,strolling,resting on the long stone bench.
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herb and vegetation
herb and vegetation
There are residential buildings with several schools around. At the same time,the secondary entrance of the park lies here.
3 kinds of the water pockets locates in this part of the whole site,namely collection pocket,purification pocket and storage wetland.
It is the major river of the region with transformed natural revetment,heading to the North Bay.
There are exhibition hall and stores in this spot for visitors to enjoy.
city surface 100-year flood level
100-year flood level
normal water level
normal water level
Design of Children Amusement Park based on suburban hillside derelict land 2016/03/15-2016/05/15 The site is located at the urban-village fringe of the city edge,surrounded by numerous self-built houses.Because of the chaotic city planning,the region lacks open green spaces for citizens.Specially,the main residents here are seniors and children.Therefore,the design of the site is expected to meet their needs apart from having the basic landscape green spaces.
Statistic Analysis resident composition
senior child student adult
road and building
derelict land agricultural field green belt
water and green space
Bus station residence commercial government public
The site locates at the edge of the city,surrounded by urban villages.Despite lots of commercial buildings and schools nearby with convenient transportation,lack of public green space upsets the residents most.Therefore,based on the size and location,the site is most feasible to be designed as a public green space for events.
location analysis:The site locates at the rural-urban fringe at the edge of Meilan District in Haikou city,Hainan Province,which lies in the southernmost of China.
Based on the feasibility and site analysis,we choose the marked spots on the picture to be the main and secondary entrances.It is feasible for main entrances to locate near the two roads which are close to the urban villages with large flow of people.The road near the river is suitable for the secondary entrance and exit of the site.
vegetation analysis There are numerous tress in the site close to the edge of urban villages.Down into the site,there are scattered shrubs and meadows while aquatic plants grow near the river.
node analysis Based on the entrance and vegetation layout,we choose some points for stopover and connect them to figure out the routes and range for potential events.
1.main entrance 2.secondary entrance 3.leisure lawn 4.waterside boardwalk 5.corridor bridge 6.amusement facilities 7.climbing boardwalk 8.rubber event plaza
Because the target group of the region are most seniors and left-behind children,the site is equipped with basic green spaces and also spots for children and senior people to do some activities such as the climbing boardwalk for seniors and the rubber square which aims to make sure the children would not easily get hurt when running.
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The site is concave at the middle.Therefore,according to the specific slopes in the site, we figure out the types of the human activities and vegetation planting.
it is appropriate for climbing and botanical sightseeing.
it is suitable to be the event plaza.
it serves as the entrance or the entrance plaza.
Node Considering the variety of childrenâ€™s activities and the educative meaning,the site is equipped with all kinds of amusement facilities.Specially,Children are able to enjoy different facilities that suit for their own ages.
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g. circle climbing wall
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d. colorful wooden
balance beams for children
c. hide and seek wooden facilities
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Climbing boardwalk is designed based on the slope.There are display windows every 5 metersďźŒwhich aims to give out some general knowledge of nature to the seniors and children.
a. circle swing bench for quiet reading
Impression lakeside for overlook hill for climbing and exercise By showing out their own different edges,the spots reflect their worth of appreciation.Standing on the corridor bridge and overlook,the open water and the picturesque city skyline are all in our sight.The top of the hill is connected with the city road. The sense of downward when entering the site from the city engages people to step into the natural atmosphere and get indulged.Plus,The thick forest cuts off the noise from the city. All of these enables visitors to get refreshed in the site.
Waterfront boardwalk is designed to be sunken.Using the glass to be the baffles at the part of the boardwalk which is closest to water gives people a sense of staying in water.Transparent glass is able to showcase the growth conditions of the aquatic animals and plants,entertaining and educative.
The Other Works
The Other Works
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