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2017 China International Horticultural Expo Urumqi Garden / Lab D+H

  • 00:00 - 11 December, 2017
2017 China International Horticultural Expo Urumqi Garden / Lab D+H
2017 China International Horticultural Expo Urumqi Garden / Lab D+H, © Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi © Xue'er photography Tang Xi + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Huicheng Zhong, Xu Jie
  • Design Team

    Huicheng Zhong, Xujie, Feimin Song, Zhongwei Li, Bingxing Lin, Hao Lan, Qin Zan
  • Client

    Urumqi Garden Bureau
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

Text description provided by the architects. The Urumqi Garden of the 11th China International Horticultural Expo was Lab D+H's first built garden expo project.

With the sudden boom of the garden expo in China recently, local gardens that represent individual cities tend to be stereotyped to miniature landscapes or traditional gardens of local landscapes.

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

Keeping this in mind, Lab D+H participated in the competition at Urumqi Garden with a reflection perspective and won the 1st place.

Master Plan
Master Plan

The design strategy aimed to bring back the core value of horticultural expo. We achieved this by implementing fundamental landscape approaches such as space making and planting design.

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

Simultaneously, we also tried to express local identity in a new and unique way. We designed a music-themed tour route which was inspired by the traditional Urumqi stringed instrument-- rawap.

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

The route was made up of a meandering "string" path, creating a rich spatial experience of rising and descending drama clubbed with both open and closed spaces. 

© Xue'er photography Tang Xi
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

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Cite: "2017 China International Horticultural Expo Urumqi Garden / Lab D+H" 11 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/883420/2017-china-international-horticultural-expo-urumqi-garden-lab-d-plus-h/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Xue'er photography Tang Xi

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