The city of Shenyang is surrounded by forested mountains. Rivers connect the city to nature. Parks along these rivers bring nature to the citizens of Shenyang, creating a pleasant liveable city. The water system is the backbone of the green recreation and ecological structure of the city. However the green structure has its weaknesses. There are missing links and the function and access for the citizens can be much improved. With a total length of 50km it has great potential for the citizens and at the same time will form an important ecological connection with large biodiversity. Taking into account themes such as ‘sponge city’, ‘healthy city’ and ‘smart city’ the canals provide the opportunity to keep the city liveable on long term.
The vision assures Shenyang a ribbon of colourful gardens all along the canals for all citizens and all seasons.