There are a total of 10 entrances leading into the walkway network, each celebrated as a bold intervention into the existing urban grain. For the entrance situated at the open plaza of existing Jinniushan indoor sports hall, a stately spiral ramp measuring 24 metres across its diameter is introduced, announcing the transition from flat urban plain to hilly forested terrain. At the northern tip, connectivity to Meifengshan Park has expanded the design brief to include master planning for the future commercial hub encapsulating approximately 30,000 square meters of gross floor area.
Fuzhou Forest Walkway, Fuzhou, China
Program: pedestrian walkway
Architect: Look Architects
Design team: Look Boon Gee, Ng Sor Hiang, Chua Liang Ping, Lee Liting, Chow Khoon Toong, Yue Shirong, Lim Wan Chien, Chris Su, Kevin Doan
Structural engineering: Arup Singapore, Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute
Engineering: Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute
Contractor: GuangDong Foundation Engineering Group, China First Metallurgical Group