Dragon Lake Bridge Park

Beijing and Shanghai enjoy tremendous attention for their bold new development, but many of China’s often overlooked second-tier cities are engaging in endeavors that are just as intrepid. Dragon Lake Bridge Park in the city of Bengbu, located in Anhui Province, provides a powerful example of how landscape design can transform a city’s identity as well as the way people connect with one another and with nature. AECOM’s design of the $40 million, 25-hectare (62-ac) park succeeds in enhancing the environment and quality of life for the city as a whole, in promoting tourism and investment, and in creating a contemporary space that celebrates local culture while strengthening public awareness of the natural and built environments.