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Xiamen parks honored by international award

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Sep 23, 2019

The British Association of Landscape Industries recently released the results of its prestigious 2019 BALI National Landscape Award -- and Xiamen's Old Theatre Cultural Park and Zhongshan Park were honored.


The renovated Xiamen Old Theatre Cultural Park is a recreation space for locals. [Photo/VCG]

The Xiamen Old Theatre Cultural Park is a new public space that integrates culture and recreation, according to officials.

The park was transformed from the former Lujiang Theatre, a place of memory for many local residents which had sadly fallen into disrepair after years of neglect.

The cultural park not only reproduces the elements of the old theater, but also promotes people's communications and continues the spiritual inheritance of the site, officials said.


Xiamen Zhongshan Park has lush greenery and clear water features. [Photo/VCG]

Another winning project, Zhongshan Park, established in 1927, is the oldest park and an important recreational center for local people in Xiamen.

The park was renovated in 2017 with a new look integrating amusement facilities, the mountain and lake.

The BALI National Landscape Awards is a globally influential industry award that began in 1976 and is a prestigious British landscape award.