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Yong Quan Park
Winner - Silver
Designer: Ching-I Wu
Design Type: Landscape
Company / Organization / School: S.D. Atelier Design & Planning
Team Members: Ching-I Wu, Fu-Chu Hsu, Wen-Tai Hsieh & Chia-Hua Lin
This project reorganizing the history of the sugar factory develops the stories and functions of space conformable with the developments of the factory. People can be closer to nature on the lake observation deck extended from Fuxing Road Bridge to the central lake. Following the riverside pathway, we see the main building of the sugar factory where the wide square can accommodate a large crowd. To the south of the square, there are magnificent forest and hill landscape attractive to animals and people. The irregular riverside slopes and the elevated wood deck connected to the island on the central lake constitute the best platform for ecological education. What we see by walking on the shore trail are the traces of the historical sugar factory railway. The lake surrounded by the circular trail was the main railway of the in the past. The circular trail has a comprehensive view to the entire sugar factory, from which we learn not only its lovely appearance, also its complete history. As to environmental resources and design skills, the lake signifying the urban hydrological and ecological sustainability is constructed with the drainage system with the springs and the gravel layers.