Yuheng Lin
Natural Healing Park

The healing park is mainly designed for the older people (above 60) and their family, providing natural activity space to enrich their leisure life and offer their opportunities to get close to nature, making them more willing to go outside and spend quality time with family or friends, and gain more health while enjoying happiness.


The park contains several key parts: the entrance green land, the healing forests, the central green area, the central pond, the waterfront boardwalk, as well as the wetland area for rest in the south of the park. The entrance green land and wetland area are designed to be surrounded by plant barriers and can be relatively quiet that the visitors can enjoy the spare time themselves. The healing forests will provide fresh air and attractive view of trees that the respiratory health of the visitors may be improved when they are in the forests. The central green land can be the most important area in the park with the waterfront platform, waterfront boardwalk, as well as the grass slope architecture that old people can do almost any activities they like here with their friends or families to get happiness and relaxation. The grass slope architecture can function as a connection of different parts of the park and provide visitors a unique view point.


The form and style is inspired by the shape of leaf that each green facility can be viewed as a leaf, combining with the road, boardwalk and other elements to form the whole park, just like a branch of various leaf combinations.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

TECHNOLOGY IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

LARC 4001 | LANDSCAPE STUDIO 1

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR RICK LEBRASSEUR