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New Xi’An Horticultural Expo Center Meanders Like a Network of Blue Streams
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 5, 2011 @ 6:51 pm In Architecture | No Comments
The Guangyun entrance was conceived as a landbridge with a trellis structure that will gradually become overgrown with greenery . After the bridge, the Chang-Ba flower valley meanders like a network of streams that integrates the buildings, landscape and water. The themed pavilion is built to mimic a Chinese character and extends as three fingers cantilevering on top of the lake with landscape running in between. And the greenhouse  shows off a mesmerizing variety of both indigenous and foreign plants.
Although the entire expo center sits on land that was restored with two decades of hard ecological recovery work – no doubt very impressive – we would like to see some material reuse for this kind of development. As it is, new bronze, wood, and steel have been used – as far as we can tell – casting a little doubt on the overall sustainability  of the greater Chan-ba ecological district.
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URLs in this post:
 Xi'an horticultural expo center: http://en.expo2011.cn/
 reclaimed ecosystem: http://inhabitat.com/domestic-ponds-are-tabletop-ecosystems-for-your-home/
 features lush vegetation: http://inhabitat.com/bbva-headquarters-by-herzog-and-de-meuron/attachment/17852/
 overgrown with greenery: http://inhabitat.com/blog-picks-4-10-09/
 greenhouse: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/compass-green-a-mobile-greenhouse-powered-by-renewable-energy-for-nyc/
 overall sustainability: http://inhabitat.com/
 Plasma Studio: http://www.plasmastudio.com/
 GroundLab: http://www.groundlab.org/
 LAUR Studio: http://sigalonenvironment.soup.io/tag/Flowing%20Gardens
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