Creative ideas on theme of ‘soil garden’ sought for industrial park

Huadong International Landscape Architecture Industrial Park, with competition site marked in red
Huadong International Landscape Architecture Industrial Park, with competition site marked in red

Landscape architects, designers and students under the age of 40 are invited to submit designs for an area within a Chinese industrial park for the third BSD creative design competition.

The 450sq m site is part of the Huadong International Landscape Architecture Industrial Park near Chuzhou City in Anhui Province. Designs must address the theme of ‘soil garden’, how soil is fundamental to life on earth. They should emphasise sustainability and the relationship between humans and terrain, as well as displaying feasibility and cost effectiveness.

Judges say they are looking for ‘cutting-edge ideas and approaches to landscape planning’.

The industrial park lies within a subtropical monsoon region of China. It is relatively flat with several lakes and large areas of water. Ultimately the park will become an international demonstration centre for landscape design, nursery trade, science, research and exhibitions.

The competition is open to entries from around the world. The winner will receive 50,000 RMB (approx £5,000) and their scheme will be built by Anhui Baiside Agriculture Development Company.

Deadline for registration is 15 August, with designs to be submitted by 5 September.

The competition is organised by Shenzhen Exploration & Design Association with the
Landscape Architecture Journal. Full site information and registration here

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