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+ REBUILD WETLAND + QIMU RIVER WETLAND PARK
Thesis Design, SWJTU Landscape Dept. 2014

A more than 60 hectares farm land is requiring a park of ecological protection, ecological education and cultural recreation. The project focuses on the safety of the river and satisfies the flood control requirements. It is required to further satisfy the natural self-sufficiency, keep the river shape, reduce the destruction of the natural environment, reflect the sustainability of the river ecology, and improve the biological reproduction of the native species. Therefore, rebuild wetland from existing farm land is the solution here aside Alder River. It is aimed to create a regional natural and cultural landscape, to provide science education platform, also to promote the sustainable development of urban and rural environment.

Beside the White town adjacent to Chongqing Road, a series of attractions in this tourist routes bring a certain number of cultural highlights, but the most popular traditional natural settlement form - Lin Pan - is under demolition. This is an opportunities to offer such traditional landscape/architecture experience in park as gathering/service space for people’s recall of rural traditions. While other traditional historical and cultural activities will be provided as well.

The design of a wetland park focus into the following three aspects: the first is to regard it as a wetland generator, to restore and shape the wetland habitat; the second, as a water source filter, for cleaning water in the wetland park in a natural or artificial way of filtration and purification; thirdly, as a urban  infrastructure. “Green belt” form can be used as a demonstration to the surroundings, as a recreational infrastructure, thus weakening the traditional concept of an isolated park. Finally this wetland park will be enlarged and extended with the surrounding cities and turned to become a city-scale greening system.

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+ CIRCUMSTANCE +
+ CONCEPT +
+ SITE ASSESSMENT +
+ WEIGHT FACTOR LAYERS OVERLAP ANALYSIS +

After the site investigation, first thing can be found is that the field pattern is simple and the vegetation type is not diverse, which is unfavorable to the restoration of wetland. The soil nutrient is beneficial to the improvement of vegetation, but it also has some problems of eutrophication for wetland reconstruction. Second, the current water area shows narrow surface. The overall width of the Alder River is less than ten meters, although the high degree of bending but the constant width means no large area of open water to slow down for the formation of wetland habitat. And the poor water quality due to domestic and agricultural sewage still affects the ground.
+ HYDRO-RESTORE/RESHAPE +

By extending narrow water body to a open water gathering pond, enlarging the total area of water, creating different flow speed for different wetland species and making more natural shape connections.
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+ TRANSITIONS +

Sallow mud flats, shoals, marshes, ponds, lakes, riverbanks...All of them can be a transition part from ground to water, which is so-called wetland here. However, the wetland is not only a geological transition, but a segment of mixture of ecological system at both ground and water. Acknowledging that, we can forge wide enough spaces for this transition in natural or artificial ways.
+ Plank path at fowls observation spot +
+ Open lawn for camping and events +
+ Path through wetland islands +
+ KEY-MAP +
+ VISIT/EXHIBITION CENTER SECTION ELEVATION +
+ PERSPECTIVE +
+ BIRD OBSERVATORY TOWER SECTION/ELEVATION +
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