Nantun Neighborhood Lounge
As Phase One in a series of neighborhood projects, which includes a future housing tower, Pao Huei Construction Company redeveloped this vacant site into an outdoor living room for neighborhood events to provide respite from the frenetic pace of the surrounding commercial/mixed-use district. The design was meant to introduce as much pervious surface as possible – a green carpet in a very densely urbanized area of the city.
The design of the park features:
Several large canopy trees (Taiwanese Zelkova), which provide important shading opportunities, define spatial sequences within the lounge, and provide bird habitat. The large canopies also provide a visual filter from the built environment above.
A street edge defined by a double row of Metasequoia trees provides a strong arboreal interface with the surrounding urban public realm.
A simple central reflecting pool provides cooling and evening time animation and reflectivity.
The subtle undulating ground plane reinforces various zones within the park and frames primary view corridors.
Client: Pao Huei Development Co.
Lighting: Lighting Design Allliance
Photography: Eric Hung
Status: Completed 2016