Green Leisure for the North Bund
Charming Lightening without Residents’ Complaints
By Wang Wenchuan
Covering 1,200 square meters, an urban green land has silently appeared in the intersection of East Changzhi Road and Lushun Road recently, which provides rest-up and sightseeing space for neighbor residents and adds cozy feeling to the changeable North Bund region.
With the symbol of time travelling, a red pergola links the old-fashioned residences of Tilan Bridge region to the North Bund. When night falls, lights on the grass sparkle gradually, adorning the grass with various shapes, such as butterfly breaking away from cocoon and dandelion.
It is learnt that this urban green land is jointly manufactured by the Hongkou District Green and Urban Appearance Bureau and Landscape Design Corporation. It is located at Tilan Bridge region of the North Bund. At the beginning of design, designers refined the historical residential characteristic of “Blocks and Alleys” to form the “Green Lanes Ornamented with Exquisite Horticulture”. It is inlayed with unique features, like the red pergola. The nearby stone ladders were piled up by a mass of whole-packaged granites to lift up the landform, which supplies better sightseeing experience for citizens. Pan Mingting, a designer from the Shanghai Landscape Design Institute said, “For the aspect of positioning green plants, we have cherry and begonia blooming in spring. Ginkgo and sumac are for autumn. We design summer and winter floriculture as well. Pleasant landscape is always available here.”
As for the lightening decoration, due to residential communities in the west while commercial and office area in the east, a leisure zone for night view has been built with brightness arranged in order. The lights on the green land shine up from 7 o’clock to 10 o’clock every evening, casting with neon lights on the White Magnolia, the highest building in the west area of Huangpu River. You are welcome to enjoy the beauteous vision.
Photo by the Hongkou District Afforestation and Urban Appearance Bureau