Jinan Ribbon Park contains a series of signature open spaces designed to embrace the cultural heritage of its region, the coastal province of Shandong, in eastern China. The new park connects to the powerful regional landscape ecologies, integrates water elements that honor the connectivity to Jinan’s historic springs, and provides a satisfying collection of attractions for all residents and visitors. Plantings are specific to the region, with willow trees and lotus ponds as signature elements, while a rich palette of trees and plantings will complement the urban land uses, provide comfort, and improve air quality. As part of the plan, two central buildings — a subway pavilion and retail gateway — are themed, respectively, as a lotus flower emerging from below and its leaf lightly floating to the ground.
Jinan Ribbon Park
A central park and series of open spaces connect a new central business district to the region’s ecosystem.