International Award - BALI National Landscape Awards 2017

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER - Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation

Raycom Infotech Office Park Landscape Renovation Design (Plaza B)

Client Raycom Real Estate Development Co
Architect Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Designer Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation
Main Contractor/Maintenance Contractor Sunshine Landscape Corporation
Suppliers Beijing Shufeng Co, Beijing Zhengyangjiaye Technology Co, Sunshine Landscape Corporation

This project involved refurbishing an urban space in a mixed-use commercial and office park in the central district of Beijing. The design creates an urban space that not only serves many high-end corporations but also extends outward to provide inviting spaces for nearby downtown residents. It is ideally suited for hosting various outdoor public and private events. By redefining the entrance space, the enhanced landscape renovation improves the identification of the entrance. It emphasises the main entrance of the office building while separating the flow of pedestrians and vehicular traffic to the office buildings and commercial shops. The redesign of the space around Lenovo Cottage refreshes the historic character of the site. The spirit of Lenovo’s "constant effort brings success" motto is creatively represented in a specially designed water fountain.

Judges' comments

"This striking and inspiring scheme for the regeneration of a mixed-use commercial and office park in the central district of Beijing has tree-lined avenues alongside large expanses of water to provide a beautiful setting for office buildings. The simple yet sophisticated planting works brilliantly within the business park environment and also provides an area for leisure and relaxation for residents in this part of the city. The sensitive incorporation of the area’s historic past into the scheme adds another fascinating dimension and reference to the city’s forebears."


Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation

Project Landscape Design for JD.COM Headquarters Office
Client Beijing JD Century Trade Co
Designer Ecoland Planning and Design Corporation
Main Contractor Guangzhou Pubang Landscape Architecture Co
Maintenance Contractor Pubang Landscape Architecture Co
Suppliers Beijing Yihua Jiangfeng Planting Centre, Guangdong Pubang Seedling Farming Co, Ling Shoulong Ze Stone Factory

To bring a unique character to the headquarters of prominent Chinese online shopping enterprise JD.COM, the landscape design thoughtfully blends contemporary comforts with a hint of inspiration from traditional Chinese garden elements, offering employees respite in relaxing spaces while enriching the surrounding community. Many site constraints have been ingeniously integrated into the design through the use of Chinese screen walls.

Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute

Project Bikini Plaza Design, Xingcheng, China
Client/Maintenance Contractor Xingcheng Urban and Rural Planning and Construction Bureau
Architect Beijing Victory Star Architectural & Civil Engineering
Designer Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute
Main Contractor China Construction Second Engineering
Suppliers Orangestone, Guangdong PAK Corporation

Bikini plaza is approximately 10ha and was once a barren land. It is now an urban complex interpreted through the perspective of landscape architecture and a combination of Chinese and western culture. The design adopted the low-impact development model to let the plaza serve as a multifunctional urban stage.

Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute

Project The Landscape Renovation of Chaka Salt Lake
Client/Maintenance Contractor Qinghai Chaka Salt Lake Cultural Tourism Development Co
Architect Beijing Oriental Elite Programming & Designing Co
Designer Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute Main
Contractor Sinohydro Engineering Bureau 4 Co
Suppliers Tianjin Brother Electric Train Co, Wuhan Tiedong Railway Materials Co, Xi’ning Duocai Advertising Co

This deserted salt refinery has been transformed into a popular destination while recognising the need to protect the lake’s delicate ecosystem. The widely visited scenic location, which casts a majestic image of a "mirror of the sky", was honored with designation as a 4A scenic spot in 2016.

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