Xingjiang River is the first level branch of Wujiang River. It is the ‘mother river’ of Anshun. The upper stream has an attractive karst landscape. Here is also the home of minority groups, who have special type of building, named Tunpu. However, the river environment has been polluted and canalized/channelized. The nature quality and flood safety need to be improved urgently, because they also impact the local society and economy.
The goal of this project is to comprehensively enhance the safety level related to flood control and improve the river ecology of upstream tributaries of Xingjiang River. The project also aims to stimulate the added value of the area. The proposal does not rely on the traditional single solution approach, like using dikes to only control flooding, proposing development restriction policies to only address ecological recovery or purifying water through specialized facilities.
Instead, we create a multi-level planning strategy. Through eco-friendly interventions, the strategy aims to improve the carrying capacity of the river, the flood storage capacity of both river and control areas and the self-purification capacity of the water bodies. In addition to this, by designing with professional landscape knowledge, we can achieve the improvement of environmental quality. The specific strategies also include returning space to the river, building an eco-gully, eco-green land construction, etc.
02 Landschap ontwerp, 03 Waterbeheer, 06 China Projecten