The Red Ribbon Park

The Red Ribbon Park

Against a background of natural terrain and vegetation, is a “red ribbon” spanning five hundred meters, which integrates the functions of lighting, seating, environmental interpretation, and orientation. While preserving as much of the natural river corridor as possible during the process of urbanization, this project demonstrates how a minimal design solution can achieve a dramatic improvement to the landscape.

The original site was covered with native vegetation that provides diverse habitats for various species. The major challenge for the site was to bring an inaccessible, poorly protected, slum-ridden stretch of beach into the urban circulation, and thus regenerate it for recreational purposes.