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Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park

The 34 hectare Qunli Stormwater Park in Haerbin City has been listed as a National Urban Wetland. It was designed by Kongjian Yu's Turenscape and built 2009-11. The site, a natural wetland , was re-designed to serve as an urban park and as a place to collect storm water from the new urban district being built around its perimeter. The interface between the town and the wetland is formed by a series of walks, mounds, silver birch, decks, viewing towers and sitting areas. The design illustrates Yu's principle that China needs to 'make friends with the flood'.

Qunli Stormwater Park in winter (image courtesy ccjune)

Qunli New District, Haerbin City, Heilongjiang, China

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