The design team intended to take what was mostly empty lots and create Red Stone Park in Chengdu, China. The vision of the team was to create an exceptionally popular and multifaceted Community Park. To do that, the team generated a design with particular attention to families living nearby and the natural landscape of the site. The Red Stone Park today plays a key role in providing residents a charming outdoor gathering place in the midst of a heavily-populated suburban development. The community park derives its name from a large outcropping of indigenous red stone found on site; this red stone is used as an integral design element throughout the park in walls, seating, and special features welcoming guests into the various spaces. With abundant trees and shrubs surrounding a centralized lawn, intimate seating areas, and a spectacular children's play area, the design transformed the park from a once derelict site into a vital outdoor space that is celebrated by local residents. On the weekends, the park is full of multi-generational families barbequing, enjoying games, and relaxing. It sets a new model for community parks in suburban residential areas in China, by merging with the natural environment and encouraging a healthy life style.
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