Remember the touching journey,
Poetize the unknown Zen.
当代九开置业 x 山水比德
let you knowZen's difference
by deeplyexperienceZen in life.
Trips in nowadays are usually rushed, without sun rising and bell ringing, such rough frames can be forgotten in a short time. We are seeking for a place where people would slow down to stay and feel deeply that they can find the Zen space of their own.
We propose to create a complete story with six sunken experience by telling the Zen culture of Mount Jiuhua. A series of scenarios incidentally convey the meaning ofZen in the daily life.
The 40-hectare project which is orientated as a world class Buddhist tourist town, is working as a matching facility for Dayuan Culture & Tourism services, located in Anhui Jiuhua tourist site. In order to upgrade travelling experience and establish unique branding of Buddhist Zen culture, the projectis blended with both residential and commercial use to have complementary economic benefits.
The project formally started from November 2017, and the 18000-squaremeter exhibition area was opened to the outside in the recent two years. The whole scheme has been edited for many times as some of fine details have to be removed due to the policies. While the final outcome is highly approved andpraised because of the consummate collaboration between design team and client's supporting.
It is a good opportunity to advertise the Buddhist culture of Mount Jiuhua by the project of Lianhua Town. To highlight project temperament, as a result, the design concept is defined as
‘linfa sounds like beads dropping, a single blossom comes a tree and a bodhi
’, providing project the soul and form of lotus.
Each frame of this project has its own story with appealing progress, shaping four multidimensional spaces of Zen
'knowing, seeking, understanding and seeing
'to achieve a spatial innovation.
The shocking scenes of Jiuhua 99 peaks you can feel as described by thepoet Libai ‘I look at Mount Jiuhua from distance while boating on Changjiang River, waterfall seems to be dropping from the galaxy, and the peaks are thesame as nine lotuses.’ The Ksitigarbha sculpture shining divinely undersunlight, here comes the realm of ‘Zen knowing’ once enter the mountain.
Zen exists everywhere, world's shapes and forms depend on human mood. Lotus is the symbol of Buddhist culture that inspires designer a brand-new form of gate which is made up by layered 'lotus petals' and covered by green, presenting its natural property. Walking around, modern life is delivered via the Buddhist land with gradually varied spaces.
The Lotus Pavilion, growing in the nature, standing nearby is a kind of self-inspect in the mortal life by landscape tasting, nature listening and sutra reading.
Asense of 'linfa sounds likebeads dropping' is created by a series of circles in the front yard where diverse Buddhist scenarios can be purely experienced, such as blessing trees, underwater bodhi, mirrored water and lotus-like cascades.
Combined with lamplight, the circular water paving makes the sense of ‘subliming with lotus growing’. The sunken water meandering with circularpavings links tothe rounded Buddha yards in and under water, building an exciting zen seeking process with connection between floating bridge and the reception.
▲55 米长，2.5 米高，268 字的水幕景墙
Spatial connection provides the interests of exploring in the nature: Buddhist cavern with diameter in 6 meters means 6 samsaras, and 24 steps stand for 24 calendaricities. It is the comprehensive experience of both intrinsic discovery and external feelings during the proceed, as the constructions and natural origins are fully gathered in a cyclic way.
Sitting relaxedly, Buddhist mood is given by the characteristic space with clear waterand chaste lotus.
Within the inner yard is the Buddhist tea house, in which there are underwater petals, floating Zen island and mirrored lotus pool, enlightened to see the Buddha.Spirit gets touched with the ambient movement driven by dynamic breeze and pure water that mind can be opened to feel Buddhist mood.
A range of Buddhist activities of padipata and enlightenment are skillfully putinto the landscape axis to construct the functional layout with six activity modules of 'praying, chanting, matin, belling, evensong and lantern hanging'.The immersive experience of Ksitigarbha culture makes users to be site soul, developing the site charm.
Noctivagation economy plays an important role in tourism. While colourful sense judgement makes noctivagation economy improved by effective methods, such as lamplight.
With the help of high-tech lighting systems, landscapes and architectures in the exhibition area can be artified within an interactive lighted environment, allowing visitors to participate in the unusual time andspace trip. Different meaning of Zen is being presented by the noctivagation with lighting innovation.
Work experience in Buddhist shrine
It is a kind of comprehension and respect to the site, every time step into thesite, also under the stare from Ksitigarbha, that is the reason why eachdesigner becomes religious and reverent during the time. At the moment, designing is also worship, as well as the spirit only belongs here.It is a cherished wish that the special Buddhist mood can be truly understood by experiencing the inviting landscape design and majestic natural mountain scenes.
Higher innovation, better Jiuhua
The LianhuaTown is subliming and merging together with Mount Jiuhua which is the carrier of local culture. It brings impressive and deep experience on tourism and residence with strengthened domino effect. Mount Jiuhua and the project will definitely mutualize in a sustainable way from now on.
about the cultural & creative tourism module of S.P.I
landscapegroup won competitions on many different projects since 2017, such as Guangzhou Nanping Meditation Town, Guangzhou Konggang
cultural&creativeTown, Yunnan Baiyao Dali Health and Wellness Park, Siping YeheTown, Qingdao
Town and other tourist towns and large-scaled cultural & creative tourism projects. A new residential synthesis combined with leisure, holidaying, rehabilitation and commercial was built.
Mount Jiuhua Lianhua Townis regarded as the S.P.I benchmarking project that landed this year, boosting up the two big modules of 'real estate' and 'cultural & creative tourism' from various dimensions on spatial innovation, experience innovation, etc. Rely on the creative poetic dwelling design, cities can be blended intothe nature depending on existing landscape context which is visible, audibleand rememberable.