Huqiu Wetland Park is located in the northwest corner of the ventilation corridor in Suzhou. Urban planning defines it as an important part of the spatial layout of the “Four Corners Landscape” in Suzhou. The design is based on the texture and characteristics of the site, and aims to restore a large area of abandoned artificial fish ponds to a “near-natural” state of the water environment system (including island-shore-river-lake-bay-beach water forms) and regain newborn.
Before the transformation, large-scale fish ponds in site had poor water mobility. Water quality varies greatly in different areas. After the transformation, the wetland park allows the water body to fully flow, which plays a significant role in improving water quality and enhancing the diversity of aquatic and vivid plants. The combination of different forms of water bodies and the construction of large water surfaces and wetlands make the park more adaptable to flood storage and drainage. The park is mainly based on cleanness and infiltration, supplemented by storage, stagnation, use and discharge.
After completion, the Huqiu Wetland Park will be linked with the Huqiu Scenic Area to create an urban cultural living room and become an urban ecological landmark and tourist attraction in Suzhou.
Xingtai Expo Park locates in central area of Xingtai that also known as the city new district. The project is located in the coal mining subsidence area and becomes a part of Xingtai central ecological park after reconstruction. This park provides high quality urban public space and a water system ecological purification mode. Furthermore, this park is a low-cost while high efficiency beneficial exploration of environmental
improvement. This project will play an important role in constructing a garden city for Xingtai. Meanwhile, this garden is a demonstration area of Xingtai for transforming “garden in city” to “city garden”.
Xingtai Expo Park covers area of 308 hectares, including 107 hectares water area. 40% of area locates in former Xingtai east Coal mining subsidence area. This project is the first coal pit subsidence area ecological restoration demonstration project and the largest city park in southern parts of Hebei province.