10月18日晚，2021年IFLA APR亚太地区景观建筑奖（IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards 2021）正式公布获奖结果，阿普贝思设计的『雅居乐·滨河雅郡』项目荣获“居住区类建成项目（Built Projects: Residential）”优秀奖！
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The Agile Binheyajun Demonstration Area is located at the southwest gateway of the North Island of China-Singapore Eco-city in Binhai New Area, Tianjin, surrounded by the Jiyun River and Gudao River in the east and west respectively, only 4.5 kilometers away from the coastline of Bohai Bay. The water from Yanshan Mountains flows to the sea through the Jiyun River and the large-scale salty and fresh water wetland ecosystem around the site. Therefore, this area has a unique and sensitive ecological background.
Location of Agile Binheyajun Demonstration Area
The current site is low-lying (with an elevation of 2.4m), close to the sea level, and the soil and groundwater are characterized with strong salt alkalinity. If the design of the site ignores these unique regional ecological attributes, it will pay a high price. We have begun to think about whether the natural background of the site can be kept as a unique feature.
Current Status of Site
The frontcourt area of about 9,800 ㎡ on the east of sales center will complete its selling function in about 5-8 years and be transformed into a community park for surrounding residents, mainly serving residential areas in the south and the kindergarten in the east. The design should fully consider the compatibility with long-term use. The sales center and backcourt area of about 6,700 ㎡ on the west are the future commercial area for community, and the construction work will begin one year later. The design should adopt lowest cost method to show the characteristics of the site during the sales period.
When visitors arrive from the west side, the first thing that comes into view is the landscape in the backcourt of the demonstration area. Its landscape design reproduces the original characteristics of the vast site with low and undulating terrain and salt-tolerant native herbs, and highlights the distant sales center buildings to the greatest extent. Since the construction work will start one year later, only a small amount of micro-topography treatment has been be done, and the elevation is not raised in most areas. The concave green space thus formed becomes a stagnant wetland for rainwater in the backcourt.
The Concave Space Turning into Rainwater Wetland in Rainy Season
The frontcourt area is about 157 m× 60 m. According to the design, the operation space are arranged around the central Water Drop Lake, and three complementary and intersecting visiting routes are formed around the Lake. The water of Water Drop Lake comes from rainwater collected in the site, and the cascade lake surface is formed due to the height difference between the sales center (with a building elevation [±0] of 4.1m) and the site (with a elevation of 2.4m). It collects rainwater from building roofs and sites, and deliver it into the Great Lake.
Central Water Drop Lake
The Water Drop Lake is not only a continuation of the memory about the site, but also an important part of wetland ecosystem of China-Singapore Eco-city. The Lake and the aquatic plants therein provide habitats for fish, insects and amphibians, and also become the "ecological stepping stones" for migratory birds in their migration way. People living here can explore the nature along the floating bridge and through the reeds, which will become the memory of every resident.
The Water Drop Lake is an important part of wetland ecosystem
Different zoning strategies and engineering practices have been adopted for landscape water body, taking into account of both the landscape quality and the sustainability.
The gathering space by the wooded lake
Ecological lake area
After completion of the demonstration area, it will be incorporated into the green ecosystem of the Eco-city. The lake surface of 1000 square meters and 518 trees are quietly waiting for the completion of the new home in the major region. Lush trees, lush flowers and dragonflies passing through the water will all witness the growth of children and the happy moments in residents' lives.
Demonstration Area with lush trees and flowers
Agile Binheyajun Demonstration Area is incorporated into the green ecosystem of the Eco-city. While creating a livable environment, the transitional aquatic ecosystem between land and sea will be restored at the same time, and the human habitation can be harmoniously compatible with the hydrological ecology and the marine culture.