Design: Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Spaces
Ningbo Eco-Corridor Phase 1
Lead Landscape Architect: Hui-Li Lee
Client: Ningbo Planning Bureau–East New Town Development Committee
The Eco-Corridor serves as the spine of Ningbo New City’s open space system, creating and connecting a variety of land uses. Extending 2 miles, the corridor merges seamlessly with the adjacent urban fabric and natural systems, creating a symbiotic relationship between the greenway and surrounding city.
Through an innovative and carefully composed tapestry of topography, hydrology and vegetation, the Ningbo Eco-Corridor transforms an uninhabitable brownfield into a linear “living filter.” By restoring the ecological network in this region, Phase 1 of the Ningbo Eco-Corridor creates vital habitat for native flora and fauna, enhances public health, creates beautiful and enjoyable public spaces for local and neighboring communities, and raises the bar for sustainable development in China and beyond.