Hope Town Stage 2
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Modern minimalist aesthetics emphasise concise details, promotes artistic expression and contemplation, and is the inherent value of the project's landscape design.
Located in an intersection of two major roads, the display area is small and affected by the surrounding noises. The concept of “One Pool, One Landscape” conforms to the conditions of the site, creating the multi-level landscape setting to improve the visitors experience and block the external noise.
The long and narrow entrance pathway allows visitors to complete the visual transition, leaving the noisy streets behind as they head towards the quiet inner courtyard. The pathway is bound by feature walls on both sides, however the unique landscape design has created a sense of space. The glass wall balances the heaviness of the stone wall, while the crape myrtle tree that peeps over the top of the wall renders the softscape to complement with hardscape at the entrance.