Poly Tan Gim is located on the bank of the Pearl River in Liwan District, Guangzhou, close to the golden waterway of the Pearl River. The overall landscape area is about 12,000 m2, and the project cost is about 1000 RMB/m2. It is only a few meters away from the river bank. At the beginning of thinking about the design, what we have to do is to interpret the language and emotion of the site.
Based on the original advantages of the site, we make three strategies:
1. Sharing and coexisting - share private gateway, sort out the complicated relationship of circulation routes;
2. Combing and integrating – divide spaces with terrain in the open area, and guide crowds with waterscape in filed area;
3. Respecting and reinterpreting – remain original trees, and reinterpret the traditional architectural language of Xiguan buildings.
The project combines the life of riverside neighborhood with the experience of Lingnan culture (refers to the culture of Guangdong and nearby provinces in southeast China), activates the daily life and functional activities around, and creates a community park both private and public. The project features gray tone stones, and uses quartz bricks as main materials, intersected with champagne metals, feeling tactile. Characteristic innovative materials, such as custom-made spray paint glass, create an exquisite landscaped wall with metal hanging technique. In such a project with unique cultural connotations and spirit of place of Liwan District, Guangzhou, we hope to establish a connection between urban public spaces and private spaces through landscape, arouse memories of Xiguan in the old days, and make everyone have a sense of participation and belonging, so that the glory of the old city can not only be engraved in history, but also be continued in the new era in a way of "harmony".