After evaluation by experts and public voting, the list of the third batch of “great places close to home” for Shanghai residents, which embody the integration of culture and tourism as well as quality, was released recently. Putuo District has four places on the list.
Baixi Park, located at 875 Caoyang Road, is the first art highline park in Shanghai. Spreading from the middle to the north and south ends, the corridor in the park forms multilevel spaces separated yet in dialogue with each other. There are ten scenarios to serve public functions such as gathering, activity, entertainment, leisure and sports.
Tian An 1000 Trees, at 600 Moganshan Road, is designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the British architect behind the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. There are up to 1,000 pillars with a tree on top of each, giving the structure a hill-like appearance. It provides residents with a unique new art space along Suzhou Creek.
Suzhou Creek Zhongyuan Liangwan Cheng (Brilliant City) section is an open and shared garden-style riverfront. With the century-old architectural heritage of Shanghai Mint, the line has become a hot spot for the public. The ten scenes along the Creek include the old and the present (axis square), the wind-braving (boat square), the city memory and the wisteria waterfall.
Wanli Park, located at 715 Fuping Road, covers an area of about 6 hectares. It boasts various trees and plants, and is a natural oxygen bar in Wanli Community. In the north of the park are fountains, sculptures and leisure pavilions, and in the south, there are fitness trails and tennis courts. The park has launched the “Park+Reading” mode. There are hundreds of books in the park. On the “leaf” of the seats, a three-dimensional “QR code” of books can be scanned to listen to books.