The Nanxi River Valley
The breathtaking scenery forms a popular destination for tourists and the number of tourists who visits this area is increasing. In 1988 the area was even named a National Tourist Scenic Spot by the State Council. Not surprisingly, tourists form an importance source of income to the people situated in this region. However, an accumulating amount of people visiting such an area can form a threat to the original beauty of the nature.
A key starting point is the design of the path itself. Only pedestrians and small electrical vehicles will be allowed entrance to the path. This way cars will not disturb the serenity. Multiple facilities with various purposes are incorporated in this path. The path is connected to transfer hubs. People can enter the Greenway from special car parking areas. When people are on the Greenway, there is also the opportunity to go to docks to do a part of the route by an authentic bamboo boat. In this way there is a network of transport systems and paths.
Along the path you will find benches, information screens, shade area, kiosks and viewing areas, creating an interactive tour for the visitor. This is all in one design style to create a continuous element along the total river.
Along the path, seven exceptional scenic areas are incorporated in the design as special highlights. These highlights will each have their own theme and activities, according to the existing situation and surrounding facilities and functions. We will create an ecological wetland area, a cultural area, a romantic area and an agricultural zone with a local market, generating a lot of variety in functions and atmosphere.
Finally, as many pebble areas and embankments are destroyed, the area is in need of a strategy for ecological repair. Therefore, the design includes a strategy to either repair or use these unique ecological areas for other functions.