Xianglu Bay Beach Renovation
Address: Xianglu Bay Shore, Middle Lovers Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai City
Xianglu Bay (Incense Burner Bay) is a half-moon shaped bay, so named because of the fishermen who landed here in the past and went to Incense Burner Cave in Shijing Mountain to worship.
In 2016, Gree Real Estate restored the moon shaped, 1.5 km “Golden Beach” in Xianglu Bay, which comprehensively improved the ecological quality and public service functions of the coastal waters. The project has been awarded "2016 Guangdong Livable Environment Sample Award" and “2017 China Habitat Environment Sample Award”. It provides a scientific model for urban ecological protection.
A Discovery During a Ride
In September 2014, Lu Junsi was riding past Xianglu Bay. He found a small piece of exposed sandy beach above the waters near the breakwater, leading him to associate the nearly one million cubic meters of sand from the foundation pit excavation for the Zhuhai Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge that needed to be shipped away and processed. Suddenly, he had a bold idea: Since Xianglu Bay can accumulate sand, it proves that there are conditions to form a beach. Can the sand from the Zhuhai port be used to restore an "artificial beach" here?
With strong support from the Zhuhai Municipal Government, Gree Real Estate took the initiative to undertake the Xianglu Bay Beach Renovation Project.
Maximize Resource Allocation
Before the restoration, Xianglu Bay was originally a mixed terrain of sandstone beach + muddy tidal flat. An immense amount of restoration work was required. According to conventional estimates, restoring a beach of comparable size can cost between 60 million and 100 million RMB per kilometer.
Gree Real Estate innovatively used high-quality medium coarse sand excavated from the foundation pit of Zhuhai Highway Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge as a source of beach sand, which not only effectively cut-down construction costs and time, but also ensured sand source quality, supply stability and thereby maximized reasonable allocation of resources., and iIt only took slightly more than 20 million RMB to complete the 1.5 km beach filling project, which saved the government a lot of money.
The Egret Legend
Xianglu Bay Beach Renovation
In the 1990s, the construction of the Lovers Road made Xianglu Bay gradually become the beginning of people's recognition of Zhuhai. In 2016, Gree Real Estate has repaired a 1.5-kilometer “Golden Beach” here, providing a scientific model for urban ecological protection.
The project has won the “2016 Guangdong Livable Environment Sample Award” and “2017 China habitat environment example prize”.
The area around the Xiangluwan Bay originally had a natural beach, which gradually deteriorated and disappeared with the construction of the Lovers Road. The original activity space of the coastal city has been shrinking, which has cut off the connection between the city and the sea, people and nature to some extent. It is urgent and necessary to solve the problem of “shore without beach” and repair the damaged natural environment.
Rendering Human Romance
The beach restoration restores the artificial hard shoreline to an ecological shoreline, which not only effectively improves the natural environment such as beaches and water quality, but also promotes the development of biodiversity. The variety of marine animals at the beach shoulders gradually increases to form a complete shore. Line ecosystem.When the tide rises and falls, hundreds of seabirds flock in groups, among which are egrets that are extremely demanding on the ecological environment. The egret is called the “ecological inspector” of nature, and its choice to “settle in” in Xianglu Bay is the most convincing evaluation of nature's ecological rejuvenation.