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Chaoyang Park Project / MAD Architects

Chaoyang Park Project / MAD Architects
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As a continuation to his “Shan-Shui City” concept, which envisions a “city of mountains and water,” Ma Yansong of MAD Architects has proposed an interpretation of China’s ancient natural philosophy in the contemporary city: the Chaoyang Park project. Situated in the world’s second largest city park and surrounded by a typical Chinese business district, the Chaoyang Park project seeks to infuse the “vigorous Shan-Shui culture” with a new urban typology that unites architecture and nature as a single entity. 

“The design,” explains Yansong, “starts with the understanding that the park is part of the plot: by taking the natural beauty of lakes and mountains, the architectural complex can be read as a futuristic city landscape painting in which high-rise buildings act as the peaks, individual office buildings as the slope, high-end offices as the ridge and residential buildings as mountain ranges in combination with classical landscape elements like lakes, springs, forest, streams, valleys, rocks and peaks.”

“As a result, the whole architectural complex does not look like they are “built” but growing up naturally from its surrounding environment and they recreate a new Shan-Shui space typology. People can feel both the grandeur of the holistic landscape and its exquisite inside scenery.”

Chaoyang Park Project / MAD Architects, © MAD Architects
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Chaoyang Park Project / MAD Architects" 10 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/427255/chaoyang-park-project-mad-architects/>