Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute

E19, A1 East Zone, Qinghe Jiayuan,, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100085

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Awards & Accreditations

  • International Award

    2017 - International Award
    Bikini Plaza Design in Xingcheng City of Liaoning Province in China

    International Award Bikini plaza is approximately 10 hectares, once was a barren land. It is an urban complex annotated interpreted through the perspective of landscape architecture, and a combination of Chinese culture and western culture. The design of Bikini Plaza adopted the low-impact development model and let the Plaza serves as a multi-functional urban stage.
  • International Award

    2017 - International Award
    The Landscape Renovation of Chaka Salt Lake

    International Award
    The Chaka Salt Lake, located at 3000 meters above sea level and 200 miles from Xining City, is also known as the “Mirror of the Sky” in China. Here we have successfully renovated a deserted salt refinery, transforming it into a popular scenic spot highly recognized by tourists. Recognizing the need to protect the Chaka Salt Lake’s delicate ecosystem, we placed the tourist meeting and activity area 700 meters away from the lake area, and ensured that the area of the lake itself was strictly protected. After renovation, the area becomes the most popular scenic spot in Qinghai, as it inherits a long history of the salt industry, shows a scene of early modern industry and casts a majestic image of a "Mirror of the Sky". This scenic location was honored with the designation as a 4A scenic spot in 2016 and received over 1.7 million tourists from June to October in 2016 and generating an income of over 13 million US dollars.
  • International Award

    2016 - International Award
    Poetic Reinterpretation- Landscape Design of DULE Garden in Mandarin Palace

    International Award
    A Chinese painting created in the 16th century reveals a poetic geometrical world distinct from the image of Chinese traditional garden known to the public. This virtual world is poetically reinterpreted to a contemporary design work in China during the construction of Mandarin Palace landscape in Nanjing.

    DULE Garden (The Garden for Self-Enjoyment) is a significant and unique icon for gardens in Chinese garden history. After Song Dynasty, DULE Garden has become an important theme type in Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, among which, the "DULE Garden" scroll, painted by Qiu Ying, a well-known Chinese painter in Ming dynasty, in 16th century, is the most significant one, and is now collected in the Cleveland Museum of Art in the US. This scroll clearly describes the scene of DULE Garden in the eyes of people of Ming dynasty. The geometry of Chinese garden reflected in the scroll is amazing due to its wide divergence from the generally acknowledged natural image of Chinese garden, whereas this geometry simultaneously transmits a "poetic" idiosyncrasy different from the geometry of European traditional garden.

    Mandarin Palace, covering an area of 257 hectares, is located in the Kanghou Reservoir District, Southern Foothill of General Hill, Nanjing. It is blessed with unique natural resource and 6-hectare surrounding lake, and is consisted of 101 independent villas on waterside, near the city or in the mountain and a club. The club building, covering an area of 1480m2, is located in the southeast of Kanghou Lake. The building faces the lake in north while mountain forests strip in the west. The principal part of the club garden is a 6500m2 flat area between the foot of mountain forest and the western side of the building.

    Mandarin Palace attempts to become a representative to practice and revive the oriental traditional landscape residence ideal, this preset cultural building and spiritual level also bring the landscape design in front of severe challenge. As the key part of Mandarin Palace landscape and the concentrated public space, the club garden is the concentration of the overall cultural spirit of Mandarin Palace. Therefore, we introduce the conceptual prototype of DULE Garden and maintain the independent introspection personality of Chinese excellent humanism. Obviously, the club garden of Mandarin Palace has sufficient site and image conditions to directly reproduce Qiu's painting into three-dimensional space, but this will also make the design lose the contemporary significance. Thus, how to combine the site conditions and the reinterpretation from image to design becomes the key.

    The landscape design of DULE Garden in Mandarin Palace is an image reinterpretation and design practice full of philological significance. We try to re-assess the similarities and differences of eastern and western spaces in a visual angle of globalization, and we hold that the literary poetic geometry in the garden before the 16th century still has extraordinary significance at present, and it is worthy to excavate the further value through unceasing design and research.
    Client: Jiangsu Zendai Commercial Culture development Co
    Architect: Rocco Design Architects
    Main Contractor: Daqian Ecology & Landscape Co
    Designers: Yufan Zhu, Yujun Yao, Qinchun Gong, Shuang Wang, Xin Cong, Jie Shen, Ying Tian, Chang Guo, Shan Sun, Weiwei Zhai, Zijian Huang
  • International Award

    2016 - International Award
    Landscape Design of Duolun Longze Lake Park

    International Award
    Longze Lake is located at the southend of Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Located in the south side of Hunshadake Sandy Land, the region is featured by its drought, sandy and high evaporation capacity. Longze Lake is an artificial lake with an area of 41.33 ha that seat on the desert steppe at the downstream of the 3-river confluence. So fa it has been the largest waterfront park in Duolun-nuur Town.
    Architect/Designer: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Insitute
    Main Contractor: Fengning Construction Company of Architectural Installation, Co.
    Maintenance Contractor: Urban Public Facilities Administration Bureau of Duolun County, Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia
    Suppliers: Plain Blue Banner He’en Construction Materials Industrial Co, Tangshan HaoheConstruction Materials Co, Kaiping District, Weihang Sports Facilities Construction Co, Chaoyang City
  • International Award

    2016 - International Award
    From Coal-mining Subsidence Area to Urban Wetland Park: Huaibei Southlake Park Landscape Design,Huaibei,Anhui province

    International Award
    Southlake Park is a large national wetland park transformed from coal mine subsidence lakes. It is located in Huaibei city, which has been called “Xiang City”, the hillside city enjoyed a superior natural environment and ideal human habitat with rich historical heritages.

    In the modern era, Huaibei rose and prospered as a coal city. However, long-term mining in the central urban area scooped out the subsurface soil, causing sinking of the ground and eventually formation of vast subsidence lakes. Geological instability caused damage to roads, houses and trees, the original residents gradually moved out, and surrounding land continued to be swallowed by lakes. Long-term vacancy of this land reduced the land use efficiency in downtown and significantly degraded the living environment of the whole city.

    Southlake Park, covering an area of 492 hectares with 248 hectares of water surface. The initial landscape pattern sets the main subsidence lake in the centre, with subsided ponds at its periphery and abandoned land, including some farmland and woodlands as well.

    Site Problems:
    The highest priority was safety of the public and the conversion of dangerous land to safe and useful land for the city. The recently mined-out area (to the north of the museum) is still in the process of collapsing although the area south of the museum is stable now. Subsidence depth is expected to range from 0.01 to 2.5m.
    Second, the subsided ponds at the park periphery were used as fish ponds isolated from each other with deteriorated water quality.
    Third, created by mining subsidence, existing banks are all cliff-like, with over 2 meters elevation difference from the top of the bank to the water bottom. Such height differences, together with erosion hazards, prevent the public from accessing the shoreline for recreation.
    Fourth, canopy coverage on the site was low and plants lack variety. Trees were dominated by poplars and willows, while a majority of wetland plants were reeds and lotus.
    Fifth, access to the park was limited by a lack of road network, not to mention the need for additional access to the park’s new service and recreational facilities.
    Based on a thorough analysis of the site’s geological conditions to ensure safety, the Southlake Park design incorporated principles including ecological remediation, local culture manifestation, as well as the solutions that are site-specific, people-oriented, cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and easily implementable solutions to create a large urban wetland park.
    Specific landscape measures include the following:
    First, prioritize public safety. The overall landscape pattern of the park was determined by the underlying geology. Expecting follow-up subsidence, the northern part surrounded by ponds was planned as the wetland protection and remediation zone with functions such as plant cultivation and habitat creation. In contrast, the rest of the park was fairly stable, thus suitable for accommodating public recreational spaces. A series of other technical measures were also undertaken to prepare for subsidence.
    Second, connect the water bodies. Maximum protection was granted to the existing water network with additional connections made from the main lake to surrounding ponds. This water system was further connected to outside networks to ensure continuous water supply and facilitate water recycling. As a vital part of a large storm water management system, the South Lake harvests, stores, cleanses and reuses rainwater. With the surrounding wetland ponds and urban low impact development strategies upstream such as rain gardens and green streets, the green infrastructure system works together to intercept, store, purify and infiltrate storm water, An additional benefit is reducing flood risks plus saving precious rainwater resources are reused for waterscape and plant irrigation.
    Third, redesign the revetments. The cliff-like revetments were reconstructed with rockery or wood piles, and turned into 1:4 gently-sloped banks to provide accessibility of people and water while assuring safety and enriching the beauty and landscape of the water and vegetation.
    Fourth, green the waterfront. Preserve and take full advantage of existing vegetation, plant native species to the largest extent possible, Emphasize use of aquatic plants to both diversify the vegetative landscapes and achieve ecological benefits. Especially emphasis the use of easily reproducible flowers and groundcovers, instead of artificial turf, were planted as the vast understory in the northern wetland area to reduce maintenance cost.
    Fifth, improve bird habitat. Protect exiting bird islands while creating a new series of access-free islands in the wetland area. Fruit trees including apple, hawthorn, and crabapple, etc. were planted to attract birds.
    Sixth, link the roads. The original park road network was interrupted by an urban arterial road at the southwest corner, creating safety risks. The need was to develop a continuous road network meanwhile reducing construction workload, islands and bridges were built to create a lakeshore greenway system which is then connected to the citywide greenway network. People can now enjoy various activities by the lakeside including fitness walking, running, cycling, etc. without being interrupted by the traffic.

    In the new Southlake Park, the beauty of water, trees, flowers and birds greet visitors. People can enjoy themselves strolling along the walkway, boating on the lake, watching birds in wetland, lying down in the shady woodlands or resting in the pavilions. The splendid scenery of Southlake Park has already become a new image of Huaibei. The redevelopment of the park not only led to substantial increases in the neighbourhood’s property value, but also greatly improved the living environment in the southern part of the city. Southlake Park is now without a doubt the most popular ecological and recreational park among the citizens of Huaibei.
    Client: Huabei Southlake Scenic District Development & Investment Company
    Architect: Qian Chen, Zhao Ming
    Designers: Xiangyan Wu, Chuanqi Zhang, Chengye Wang, Jie Ren, Xiaoyang Wang, Youfeng An, Jie zhang, Qin jiao, Yuxing Gao, Yue Ma, Hao Hu, Miao He, Guowen Guo, Ran Cao, Yue Liu, Jini Chen, Jianyu Sun, Wei Li, Huizhen Li, Xinting Liu, Xueyu Cui, Qingwei Meng, Zhenzhou Zhang
    Main Contractor: Suzhou Gold Mantis Landscape Co.
    Suppliers: Huaibei Dragon Wang Industrial Co, Mizuki Suzhou Decoration Engineering Co, Suzhou Liang Lin Classical Construction Co, Wujiang City Jiangnan Landscaping Engineering Co
  • International Award

    2016 - International Award
    Gui'an Ecological Innovation Park Landscape Design

    International Award
    With an area of 6.9 hectares, the Innovation Park is located in Gui'an’s New District in Guizhou Province. Within the centre of the park is a valley that is surrounded by gullies and terraced fields, on the west is the existing Moon Lake Park in the New District, on the southwest is the planned administration centre of Gui'an New District, and on the north is the existing pine forest. The site has higher elevation in the west and is lower in the east.
    Architect/Designer: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Insitute
    Main Contractor: Landscape Architecture Corporation of China
    Maintenance Contractor: Zhiqing Ecological Innovation Park Operation and Management Co.
    Suppliers: Beijing Baogui Stone Art & Scientific & technological Co, China HuBo Co.
  • International Award

    2015 - International Award
    Landscape Planning and Design of Haiyang Wetland Park, Shandong Province, China

    International Award
    The site is located in the development zone of Haiyang’s new city in Shandong Province, China. It plays an important role in economic development and tourism in the area around the Bohai Sea. The city is located on the Huanghai Seacoast in the south wing of Jiaodong Peninsula, and is a modern coastal city characterized by its ‘green mountains, blue water and sophisticated urban features’. Haiyang Wetland Park is the biggest green space adjacent to the main venue of the 2012 Asian Beach Games. The site is 3.2 km long in a designated area of 48 hectares on the lower reach of the Dongcun River estuary, where the salt and fresh water converge on each other.
    Client:  Private
    Designer:  Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute
    Architect:  Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute
    Maintenance Contractor:  Haiyang Landscape Greening Co. Ltd.
    Suppliers:  Jinan ZhongYu Landscape Engineering Co. Ltd., Shuyang Xinzhong green seedlings horticultural field, Haiyang Jinzhaofeng Stone Co. Ltd., ,
  • 2014 - International Award
    Huludao-Xingcheng Coastal Trail, Huludao, China

    International Award
    The site is located between two Chinese coastal cities, Huludao and Xingcheng, on the Bohai Sea, 400 km away from Beijing. It started from Xingcheng Bathing Beach from the south, and end at Longwan Plaza to the north – a total 6000 m coastal line. There are almost 3000 trees in 50,000 m2 area have been newly planted. The two bathing beaches of the two cities have been connected through the coastal trail, while different types of bridges, stepping stones and staircases have been used to linking the landscape resources along the route. It expands tourism types and extends visiting times in the coastal area, raising citizens’living standards and happiness and creating a livable human settlement through low cost and low impact design!
    Judges comments
    "The Huludao and Xingcheng costal trail project presented very significant topographical challenges for the Landscape Architects and construction teams involved in this impressive project. Detailed surveys of the 6km stretch of wooded, rocky coastline between the two cities were necessary to map the topography and ecology of the area. The level of design and construction expertise is clearly evident throughout all elements of this submission. The scheme maximises the existing landscape character of the Black Pine forest edge, steep gullies, natural rock formations and coastal views for the enjoyment of visitors whilst protecting fragile natural costal habitat. This complex technical scheme has been designed with great respect for the special nature of the costal environment. The BALI judging panel were very impressed with the stunning end result of this ambitious project."
  • 2014 - International Award
    Landscape Planning and Design of Yulong Park in the New City, Fuxin City, China

    International Award In August 2010, Fuxin Urban Construction and Development Co, Ltd, appointed by the local government as the client of the project, commissioned our institute to do the whole landscape planning of Jiuyingzi River in Fuxin City. The planning area was 219.33 hectare. In February 2012, we signed the contract of landscape design and construction documents design of Yulong Park, which was the first phase of the Jiuyingzi River project. In June 2012, the construction of Yulong Park Area began. The construction area was 64.8 hectare and the river length was 1.9 kilometers. In October 2013, the construction of Yulong Park was finished and the park was open to the public. In Yulong Park, the water surface area is 20.3 hectare, the pavement area is 10 hectare, the greening area is 25.5 hectare and the building area is 9 hectare.
  • 2013 - International Award
    Sanhe Culture Centre Plaza Renovation, Sanhe City, Hebei Province, China

    International Award

    Sanhe Culture Center Plaza is a 4.5-hectareregenerated urban public space, where waterscape, hard and soft landscaping are perfectly integrated in creating a dynamic city center.

    Client satisfaction has been extremely high on this scheme. Group events as well as individual activities take place on the plaza all year round and bring vitality to the site. New residential and commercial opportunities have been attracted here as well.

    The innovated technologies successfully implemented on the Sanhe Culture Center Plaza have set up an outstanding example of multi-purpose reflection pool for future use in other small northern cities.

    Client: Sanhe City Culture and Sports Bureu - Ms. Dongfang Xiao

    Designer: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning& Design Institute - Chief Designer: Aiangyan Wu (CAFA). Design Team: Jie Ahang, Youfeng An, Wei Li, Ran Cao, Dan Wang, Jianyu Sun, Xinting Liu, Miao He, Hao Hu.

    Suppliers:  Tang-County Fountain Equipment Factory, Beijing Fanya Kighting Decoration Engineering Company Ltd.

  • 2013 - International Award
    Yanxiu Park Landscape Design in Liaoyang, China

    International Award

    Yanxiu Park is part of the first phase development of Hedong New City in Liaoyang, Liaoning Province, in northeast China.

    Hedong’s history spans more than 2300 years and new development is separated from the old city by a broad stretch of the Taizi River – a river with abundant historic sites and Hedong’s lifeblood. The 28 hectare, 1 km long park site, located within a 100 year flood plain and construction-forbidden area, is surrounded by high quality hotels, residential communities and urban public buildings. There are substantial elevation differentials, steep slopes and complex embankment configurations, making site development difficult.

    Primary planning objectives are to resolve conflicts between environmental protection and human activities and to formulate a landscape design approach that provides for flood control and minimizes the potential for damage due to variations in water level during storm events.

    The design demonstrates a practical, economical and environmentally sustainable approach to creating an attractive public park that primarily preserves, restores and enhances original landscape elements of water, roads and vegetation. It improves and enriches the relationship between natural and man-made spaces, creating a stable and secure ecological balance and valuable amenity for local residents.

    Client: Liaoyang Hedong New City Development Co. Ltd - Jingyu Zhou, Yaying Song, Li Lyu

    Maintenance Contractor: Liaoning Jianfa Construction Co. Ltd - Quisheng Liu

    Designer: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Planning & Design Institute - Design Team: Jie Hue, Youfeng An, Lushan Lyu, David Clough, Furong Pan, Lihong Cai, Fan Zhang, Xiaoyi Teng, Han Fan, Yan'mingzi Zhu, Shenliang Zhang

    Supplier: Xutun Weisen Stone Material Plant, Shuiyuan Rare Stone Company, Huaya Nursery, Rongsheng Nursery, Beijing Fanglinrun Artificial Manufacture Co. Ltd

  • 2012 - International Award
    Ecological Landscape Design of Xicheng Ward in Fengnan Zone, Tangshan

    International Award

    Fengnan is a ground breaking urban design project developed by Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute that has restored un-used polluted urban spaces that previoulsy housed heavy steel and ceramic manufacturing.  In 2009, Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute were asked to create a 2km urban space that connected the local city to a sustainable ecological habitat. The project has restored and revitalized fragmented water systems, enhanced ecological integrity, and created a cohesive and integrated social realm in a dynamic urban center on a master plan scale.

    Judges comments: "This extensive scheme involved the ecological restoration and regeneration of a 2km2 heavily polluted area of Fengnan province 180km from Beijing.  An emphasis was placed on re-connecting the flow of water between fragmented river systems and lakes to connect ecological integrity and help restore social cohesion in a dynamic urban centre.  Rivers and lakes have become the heart of social activity.  The landscape culminates at the Grand Lake, accentuated by a large open plaza.  The marriage of riparian landscape and urban fabric area come together at Fengnan.  Another brilliant scheme from this award winning overseas BALI member."

    Architect/Designer: Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute

    Supplier(s): Beijing AnDeXiang Technology Co., LTD, Beijing Zhongke Hengye From Technology Co., LTD,

  • 2012 - International Award
    Strength of Mix and Match - Landscape Design for Residential Display Area of Ru Yuan of Minmetals Vanke, Beijing

    International Award

    This is a residential show house display which is used as a gateway into a housing project where old ancient chinese blends with contemporary new architecture.  Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute designed this scheme to establish space and order, integrate different functions including entrance centralisation and decentralisation, distribution to sale office and residential area, and the after use of the sales office as residential property once purchased.

    Judges comments: "Strength of Mix and Match’ describes the design ethos of this residential show house display area of Ru-Yuan in Beijing where old and new have been blended and a transition from ancient chinese artefacts to contemporary modern living design has been expressed.  This is a landscape philosophy where the present respects the past and it has been beautifully executed within this scheme."

    Designer: Yufan Zhu
    Supplier(s): Beijing ChangJianYanCheng Construction Company Limited, Beijing ZhongLinBoCheng Garden Engineering Co.Ltd.,

  • 2011 - International Award
    Tangshan Nanhu Eco-city

    This extensive scheme involved the transformation of a 630ha urban and industrial wasteland in Hebei province into one of the largest urban parks in China.  Planning commenced in 2008 to develop a world class Eco-City with a green urban public park at its core.  The focus was on the ecological restoration of a vast area of land left polluted and derelict from coal mining, industrial and domestic refuse dumping and vast subsidence following a devastating earthquake in 1976.  The split between  Northern and Southern park areas strongly echois our Olympic Park at Stratford and combines public recreation activities and water sports in the north park with conservation of natural wetland environments in the south park.  All completed in one year.  A brilliant overseas scheme.

    Judges' Comments
    All completed in one year. A brilliant overseas scheme.

  • International Award

    2011 - International Award
    Shanghai Chen Mountain

    This has to be Shanghai’s equivalent of The Eden Project, involving the ecological restoration of an abandoned stone quarry covering an area of 4¼ hectares.  Taking a lead from ancient Chinese landscape paintings and with minimum intervention, the designers have managed to retain many of the original quarry features to help educate visitors, allowing them to experience the culture of the quarrying industry.  Good use has been made of the reflective qualities of the quarry floor pools.  Warm rusty steel plate walls contrast with the rugged, vertical quarry walls to emphasise the industrial past. All this softened by ecological and botanical plantings to complete the visitor experience.

  • 2010 - International Award
    Nuclear Memorial Park, Qing-Tibet Plateau, China

    Bold use of rusted steel characterises this edgy and atmospheric design, with 560m-long zigzag path overlooked by Cathay poplars tying in with a 240m-long non-linear form metal wall. The 12ha memorial to nuclear researchers is 3,100m above sea level and homes in on a mound of peace and sunken plaza. A memorial wall of rusted steel plating is inscribed with 6,458 names.

  • 2009 - International Award
    Central Park of Modern Art, Beijing. P.R. China

    The attention to detail contained within the entry material for this award only serves to emphasise the degree of difficulty and the wealth of experience and workmanship that has made this submission outstanding in its category. The feeling of space and tranquillity and the vibrancy of colour achieved by the well selected plants is augmented by the excellence of the hard landscape in which the scheme is set.