The campus, spanning 54,000m2, is organized around a central quad, structured by a 6m grid of Camphor trees. The landscape water system forms the central channel of this quad, a morphology related to the functional attributes of the ‘natural’ water systems. The design not only provides sewage filtration, heavy metal uptake, and runoff recapture but also offers recreational and social spaces for the staff. The landscape thus serves a dual purpose: it is an ecological marvel and a human-centric space.
Significant research was dedicated to developing a feasible wetland filtration system for the cleaning of sewage water on site. The total filtration system on campus is a complex combination of natural wetlands, various treatment units, filters, tanks, and drains, as well as selected plant species. The design scheme is heavily influenced by the water and sewage condition on site. An underground spring forms a water source at the top of the site, and the rain runoff is collected from the roofs of the factories to further charge the water system.
The project presented several challenges, the most significant being the cleaning of sewage on site. However, the implementation of the technologies developed by Longking proved key to the project's success. The landscape is not only a testament to the potential of environmental technologies but also a showcase for people to better understand the underlying natural processes upon which we depend.
The Longking Pro Environmental Campus is a shining example of how industrial landscapes can be transformed into eco-friendly spaces that benefit both the environment and the people who inhabit them. The project was awarded the Golden A' Landscape Planning and Garden Design Award in 2023, a testament to its innovative and trendsetting design.
In conclusion, the Longking Pro Environmental Campus is a beacon of hope for a more sustainable future. It showcases how environmental technology can be integrated into our landscapes, transforming them into spaces that are not only eco-friendly but also conducive to human well-being. It is a testament to the potential of design to bridge the gap between our outdated fossil fuel civilizations and a more sustainable future.
Project Designers: Ballistic Architecture Machine (BAM)
Image Credits: Photography by Wu Qingshan. Diagrams and illustrations by BAM.
Project Team Members: Daniel Gass - founding partner, landscape designer Xiaodan Ji - associate manager, project manager Jingwen Guan - partner, business director Ren Xiangyu - environmental consultant Li Menghao - designer Zhang Weiwei - designer Li Mona - designer Li Kewen - designer Winki Ho - designer Simone Shing - designer Shi Yuning - designer
Project Name: Longking Pro Environmental Campus
Project Client: Ballistic Architecture Machine (BAM)