Hsinchu Guanxin park
Project: Park landscape/renovation project
Location: Guanxin Park, Hsinchu City
Participants: Zhou Shukuan, Zhou Shuxian, Zhang Fan, Liu Xinyi, Lai Zhongcheng, Wu Manling, Ke Jiayu, Zheng Tingwei, Zeng Shaoci
Implementation: construction in progress
Hsinchu City is a multicultural city. The site is located in the East District of Hsinchu City, where is a key development area for Hakka. To inherit the spirit of Hakka culture, this area often organizes a series of activities with the theme of Hakka culture. The activities include carrying burdens on the street, food feasts, concerts, etc. These activities will be lively presented in Guanxin Park and Jinshan Temple.
The inner paths and the outer ring
The site is inside an intact block, surrounded by roads and buildings. To enter the park, residents will sequentially pass through roads, existing sidewalks, and several loops in the park. Through the condition of the site and the surrounding paths in the park, the park provides layers of greening and the possibility of activities. The paths in the park combined with the topography to create unique landscape diversification. Programs such as a children’s playground, physical fitness facilities area, wooden pavilion rest area, and activity lawn area are arranged on the outer ring of the park and the path in the park, create a landscape park consisting of an outer ring and inner paths.
Community central courtyard
Based on the condition of the site, which is surrounded by the building from outside to inside, Guanxin Park intends to provide users with a way to use it as a community central courtyard. In addition to improving all the facilities in the park and improving safety and cleanliness, the park has also added some inspiration to the design of the park such as setting up milestones for community residents who come here to exercise and calculate their walking or jogging distances; adding an activity field location numbers to enhance accuracy for users to inform meeting locations or playground; combining children’s playgrounds with the parent’s waiting area to let children who come to play here can play without fear of safety within the sight of their parents.