The park is located in Jindong New District, a new city that Herzog & de Meuron began masterplanning in 2003 to the north of the Yiwu River. Designed by the well-known Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the park is set by the river on a strip of land some 2 kilometres long. It features 17 small pavilions by architects from all over the world. Their functions vary, and some have no function. Together they form an important part of the development of the new district, while as unique entities they can appeal to a range of people at different levels.