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Happy Forest project in Xi’an is officially open!

The Happy forest Belt is open to public on 1st July 2021! This project is the largest underground complex in the world and the largest urban landscape forest project in China, with the length of 5.85 km and width of 210 m.

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NL Urban Solutions participated in the landscape design competition phase of this project in 2019, obtaining the second prize with their nature-based design approach. NLUS aimed to create a true ‘urban oasis’ with ecological and recreational value on the ground level, and they designed a ‘golden ribbon’ as the center spine to connect the series of sunken squares, patios, and major facilities. Some of their ideas were used and integrated into the final design of the project.

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The project is located on the cultural axis of Xi’an City and next to the new eastern center of the city. Happy forest provides not only public green, but also ecological value, sponge city functions and supports for the urban development of economic, cultural, recreational, and technological functions. The ground level is a linear public green park, the underground level has stadiums, culture centers, sports facilities, commercial facilities, municipal infrastructure, and parking lots, etc. The construction of the underground part officially started in 2016, and the construction of the ground-level landscape officially started in 2019. The total investment of the project exceeds 24 billion yuan.

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Below you can see some recent images of the project.

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