- Ziying Tang, Dong Zhang, Qing Zhang, Yifan Chen, Xinjun Gu, Qixi, Yupeng Yang, Qi Wang, Hongchao Liu, Chuan Sun, Jialin Zheng, Yanjie Fan, Yihao Hu
- Structure Design & Built
- Z+T Art Studio
The Aranya Park is a 4.6-hectare park in Aranya – a large scale coastal development centered with ecotourism in northeastern China. The aspiration of the project is beyond a provider of recreational program with the low impact to the nature for the community but a missionary undertaking to restore fragile coastal woodland ecosystem. The park dedicated eighty-five percent of the site for the preservation and restoration while integrated low-impact recreational program into the rest fifteen percent of the land. The project was also to develop and implement a system to restore the woodland before and after the construction of the park. By engaging artistic and experiential installations and a participatory mini farm the park offers diverse experience of the landscape. The park presented a solution to restore the damaged nature and transformed the legacy of the green buffer from a liability into a common asset. While the ecotourism has become an increasing economic drive in China, the project is an experiment and a valuable example for creating development strategies without compromising the ecosystem.