Over the last couple of weeks, it is fair to say that we have gained an appreciation for the outdoors and the benefits of connecting with nature. More than ever, public space is integral to the health of our cities and especially the most densely populated urban areas.
Now is the time to think about future investment in networks of parks and open spaces that are forward-looking. OCT Ba’oan Central District Park is reflective of an approach to urban planning that places an emphasis on the integration of public space, response to local context and sustainability. Along a three-quarter mile waterfront and harbor, the 128-acre park conjoins an urban business center, cultural heritage center, retail village and book market under and above an ecological ‘blanket’ - a flowing natural landscape made from green roofs, terraces, and expansive open spaces.
By fully integrating the natural habitat with urban interventions, the project revolutionizes the definition of a 21st century park. Mixed-use elements are unified into one development with cutting-edge technology and numerous sustainable strategies. Scheduled to open in 2021, this new eco-city destination creates a vibrant place to live, work, and play.