Jiaxing to build water landscape
Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province plans to construct a water landscape based on its nine major rivers. The above is a rendering of Haiyan River, one of the nine rivers. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]
Jiaxing in East China's Zhejiang province will construct a water landscape to increase its aesthetic appeal and natural environment, Jiaxing Daily reported recently.
Jiaxing is well-known for the nine rivers that flow through its downtown area, centering around Nanhu Lake, noted Shao Yimin, head engineer of the water landscape.
The water landscape, based on the nine major rivers, will span 45 kilometers and include 18 parks and 36 scenic zones.
A 10,000-square-meter section running along Changxian River and Mingyang road for 300 meters will serve as a prototype for the project, and construction on it will be completed at the end of September.
Shao said that although Jiaxing has built some pocket parks and renovated some parks over the past two years, they are completely separate from each other.
The water landscape will connect the parks and other scenic spots in the city and renovations will be made to further improve Jiaxing's aesthetic appeal, according to Shao.
Jiaxing is soliciting design ideas for the project from around the world and has attracted 42 renowned institutions from home and abroad. A review meeting on the designs will be held on July 25.