Parks turn waste into art

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By He Fangcheng

On Septem­ber 6, our re­porter saw five large-scale sculp­tures in Dai­ji­ahu Park. Th­ese sculp­tures were cre­ated us­ing the dis­carded mechanical parts of the Qing­shan in­dus­trial con­struc­tion pe­riod. They made full use of the de­sign aes­thet­ics of the in­dus­trial parts and re­flected the in­dus­trial his­tory of the Qing­shan area through the use of this new com­bi­na­tion.

The signs in the park are made of red bricks. More than 200,000 red bricks used in paving the road in the park are from the build­ings de­mol­ished in the ren­o­va­tion of the old city of Qing­shan District.

The re­cy­cling of var­i­ous types of waste in the park rep­re­sents the con­cept of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment; it also presents an en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion that helps cit­i­zens build up their en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness. It is the em­bod­i­ment of ur­ban cul­ture that can high­light lo­cal his­tory.

Photo by Guo Yan­hua

The sculp­ture is made from dis­carded mechanical parts in Dai­ji­ahu Park

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