Chinese arts space to feature hovering flower garden

by Kim Megson | 29 Oct 2015

A planned garden installation in a Chinese sculpture park will let visitors wander the grounds over, under and around huge stacks of flowers.

The Chinese architects behind the design, Studio Pei-Zhu, plan to build their garden around an abandoned two-storey concrete frame in a bid to “attach new content and meaning to ordinary worthless things.” The structure – in Quanzhou National Art Park in the province of Fujian – is expected to be built over the next 12 months.

Visualised as a rockery without rocks and inspired by Chinese garden culture, different floral arrangements will be organised into piles of cubes and spread across the park. Gaps in the framework will create the illusion that parts of the garden are floating above the ground.

Users of the public space will be encouraged to drink tea, enjoy exhibited work by famous artists and rest under the shade of the sculptural forms.

The studio said: “The simple and flexible way of construction gives the structure the possibility of 'growing'. The green plants give it vitality all year round. It can be an ecological experimental base and a place where children can get close and explore nature.”

Gravity-defying greenery has been all the rage this week, with New York-based Studio MMK also revealing its concept for a floating forest to create public green space in an urban context.

A planned garden installation in a Chinese sculpture park will let visitors wander the grounds over, under and around huge stacks of flowers. The Chinese architects behind the design, Studio Pei-Zhu, plan to build their garden around an abandoned two-storey concrete frame in a bid to “attach new content and meaning to ordinary worthless things.” The structure – in Quanzhou National Art Park in the province of Fujian – is
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Users of the public space will be encouraged to drink tea, enjoy exhibited work by famous artists and rest under the shade of the sculptural forms / Studio Pei-Zhu
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