Shanghai Garden, Beijing Horticultural Exhibition 2019 / Arcplus Architectural Decoration and Landscaping Research Institute
Text description provided by the architects. The Beijing World Horticultural Expo 2019 is located along the Gui River ï¼ Yanqing District, Beijing, with a total area of ââ960 hectares. The Shanghai Gardens Exhibition is located in the China Horticultural Exhibition Area, next to the Chinese Pavilion and the Beijing Gardens Exhibition, with a total area of ââ2,850 square meters.
As the representative of Shanghai Horticulture, Shanghai Garden will reflect the highest standard of horticultural design in Shanghai. With the theme of “auspicious cloud”, the Shanghai garden presents a harmonious image of “auspicious clouds bring good luck, while refreshing rain nourishes all creatures” through gardening techniques, expressing the blessings for China and wishes for a better life. The garden is divided into six zones: Cloud Stairs, Cloud Shadow, Cloud Clothes, Cloud Hill, Cloud Nest and Cloud Nest. While showcasing the achievements of horticulture, it also showcases a unique Shanghai gardening culture and local characteristics.
The general layout of the Shanghai Garden meets the needs of the exhibition, making full use of the space to shape various airtight landscaped areas, outdoor to indoor, natural to artificial, flat to stereoscopic. For the tourist route, the three different ground elevations, the sky bridge and the narrow road are prepared for the visitors, so that they can appreciate the beauty of the gardening from different heights of view, as if they were surrounded by the beauty of the endless flowers, thus having a splendid experience in the garden.
Through the “Cloud Stairs” – “Cloud Clothes” – “Cloud Hill” – “Cloud Nest” – “Cloud Dock” – “Cloud Shadow”, landscapes with various spatial and plant characteristics are presented, with abundant fogs for them. highlight, in order to create a unique landscape travel experience of “life on the clouds, wandering in the clouds”.
The design of Shanghai Garden is inspired by the art of drawing, referring to the techniques of “polishing”, “ink splatter”, “point color”, “smear” and “dry brush” to present landscapes to various ground cover textures. Meanwhile, make full use of the excellent horticultural varieties newly developed in Shanghai and use the different flowering times to form a concentrated area and create planting groups of the characteristic flowering period.
With the main arbor as the core of the group, it forms the nine characteristic plant display areas and becomes the highlight of the entire garden. In addition, vertical greening technology is fully utilized to display Shanghai’s most attractive skylines on both sides of the Pujiang River in the form of green plants, reflecting the symbols of Shanghai and representing the past and present, communication and the mix between West and East.
Meanwhile, for the interior space and exterior balustrades, the use of multi-succulent walls and green pendant lights enrich the interior space and tourist interests, demonstrating the characteristic Shanghai technology of green planting. The eye-catching form of the entrance is Chinese pine. It refers to the bonsai effect on the classic garden table and blends harmoniously with the flowers, ground covers and ornamental herbs of modern gardening in this garden, reflecting the blend of eastern and western garden art.