The Danzhishi project is a landscape master plan of 170 mu (11.2 Ha) located in Chongqing along the south bank of the Yangtze River. The design philosophy is based on a number of layered ideas that when combined interact with one another to create a rich and multifaceted landscape design for the project.
The design is a balance between urban, natural, mountain and river forms, with water as a linking element. The simplest way to describe the essential idea is embodied in the Yin and Yang symbol, which demonstrates, balance and harmony between opposites.
The contrast between the axial urban structure and the naturalistic structure is one of the primary design ideas and the philosophy is to celebrate the character of each and mediate between them. The mediating element is a connected sequence of water features that link the upper elevations of the site to the lower. This feature water element cascades down through a series of levels from the high rise area to the commercial zone along the Yangtze, creating a physical and symbolic link between upper and lower elevations, mountain and river landscapes and the natural and urban landscape structures on the site.