Local prosperity has allowed the old texture of Dujiangyan to be restored and repaired, and one of the new interventions is an urban park which, appropriately, celebrates water. The element gently flows and sparkles down the spiral that grows wider as it descends. A very simple paving treatment, what the designers call 'small fish mouths', creates a surface which causes constantly-changing ripples that reflect ever-moving light. Clearly, the park is popular, and it appeals to people of all ages.
The jury was greatly taken with the simplicity, efficacy and elegance of the woven water device, but refrained from giving the fish mouths an award because of doubts about the apparently rather trite design of the park--perhaps we simply did not have enough information about the whole project.
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|Title Annotation:||simplicity of woven water device at urban park|
|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2004|
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