Gallery: New Xi’An Horticultural Expo Center Meanders Like a Network of...

 
The meandering Xi'an horticultural expo center in China will show off its reclaimed ecosystem to twelve million people over the next six months. Situated in China's Chan-ba ecological district, which used to be a giant sand pit full of degraded water, the center now features lush vegetation, clean water features, and a slew of interesting structures. Whereas the prolific greenery and recovered ecosystem deserve major green kudos, the buildings score lower on our green chart. The bronze, steel, glass and concrete used to construct the themed pavilion, greenhouse, and the Guangyun entrance cast doubt on the buildings' sustainability but we're hoping to see some outstanding water and energy-saving practices emerge to make up for it.

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