West 8: On the Xi’an International Horticultural Exhibition the West 8 designed Garden of 10,000 Bridges has opened to the public. As both a distinct sense of enclosure and vantage points are provided, the Garden plays with the sensation of surprise. In the design advantage is taken of the strategic, central position of the plot, and views to other parts of the exhibition are integrated with those to the features of the park and surrounding landscape.
Gardens tell a story. They combine poetry and narrative. Our garden represents the human life; the path of people’s lifetime, which is a route of uncertainty and burden, but also of highlights and elation. The garden design takes you on this walk of life as a meandering, winding trail – continuous and like a labyrinth. It lets you find your way through nature and takes you over 10,000 bridges. The Xi’an International Horticulture Exhibition 2011 is open until 22 October 2011.
Landscape Architecture: West 8
Location: Xi’an, China
Client: International Horticulture Exhibition 2011
Partners: DYJG Beijin
Text&images: West 8