Arid Oasis

Beijing is one of the most water-poor cities in China. However, when I went to Beijing for the university, I found that water there seems to be inexhaustible. So where does the water come from? The answer is the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Billions of cubic meters of water activate Beijing, just like blood. In contrast, other northern cities, without enough political support to get enough water and other resources, are faltering.

This Water Transfer Project, aiming to balance resources originally, has aggravated social injustice. Beijing is like a arid oasis, but few people realize it. A large amount of water are wasted every day.

This seems to be a difficult problem for landscape architects to intervene under the top-down structure of socialist patriarchy, but I think a gentle stimulus through bottom-up design can work. Characteristics of the barren drought areas without enough water resources are reflected in this park, which is a sharp contrast to the ordinary Beijing Park. Through the AR technology, the drought is intuitive to visitors. People can see Beijing's water consumption, saving water tips and donate to Dingxi on the app. Thus, this park can have some influence and promote social justice gradually.