Nanhua Glimmer Park

Quite foggy

Nanhua Glimmer Park celebrates the regional natural features and translates them into geometric forms of landscape design. Quite extraordinary.

Nanhua Glimmer Park is the result of the transformation of a school campus into a landscape park with numerous sporting activities – and with fog.

Nanhua Glimmer Park is the result of the transformation of a disused school site into a landscaped park with numerous sports facilities – and with fog. The site is located at the foot of Mount Taimu in Pingtung County, Taiwan.

The architects from Atelier Let’s and JR Architects have preserved the original character of the site and added new social and ecological functions.

Nanhua Mica Park now serves as a meeting place for all generations, a centre of agri-cultural innovation, a prototype drainage system – and a sports facility.

The design objective was to create a public space for everyone. This

The design objective was to create a public space for everyone. This meant removing the old school wall, designing barrier-free paths and eliminating height differences.

The continuous curvature of the concrete retaining walls aims to recall the patterns of the pineapple fields and the folds of the mountain ridges.

The chosen plant diversity on campus offers an ecological educational experience to the public – including edible plants on green hills and aquatic plants in the eco-pond.

Nanhua Glimmer Park celebrates the regional natural features and translates them into geometric forms of landscape design.

Another focus of this project is the development of an “integrated” irrigation system. In cooperation with local suppliers, a concept was created that serves two purposes: It provides the plants with sufficient water, and it creates the spectacular fog scenario inspired by the mountain mists. The system for creating the mist is integrated into the lighting system.

This misty glow reflects the night fog over the back of Mount Taimu as it drifts across the mahogany forest, pineapple fields and ridges.

Nanhua Glimmer Park celebrates the regional natural features and transforms them into geometric forms of landscape design – in a very outstanding way.

Project data

Architect

Atelier Let’s
JR Architects

Ku, Ta-Chi; Huang, Cho-Jen; Yang, Haw-Jiun; Ming-Chih Tai; Chan, Ti-Yen; Yang, Tzu-Yin; Lu, Min Hui; Cheng, Chung Ming; Sun, Chieh; Chen, Hao-Yu

Client

Pingtung County Government

Physical address

No. 1, Shi 1st Rd.
Gaoshu Township
Pingtung County 906001
Taiwan

Opening

2021

Author

Johannes Bühlbecker
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Photograph

Yuchen Chao Photography

Video

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