plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio has been commissioned to design the international horticultural fair in xi’an, china taking
place in 2011. the project involves structures totaling 12,500 square meters and over 35 hectares of
landscape. this massive project aims to synthesis ‘horticulture and technology where landscape and
architecture converge’. the main buildings include an exhibition hall, greenhouse and a gate building.
plasma studio will be working with arup (structural and civil engineering) and groundlab (landscape
design) for this ambitious project slated for completion in 2011. the three buildings mimic the landscape
design, sitting at major interactions along the pathways. the masterplan design weaves the landscape,
circulation system and architecture into one seamless unit. the expected 20,000 daily visitors can enjoy
four different climatic zones of plants and flowers in the greenhouse, overlooking the exhibition hall and
outdoor gardens across the water.


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plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio: flowing gardens

plasma studio: flowing gardens

project: xi’an horticultural exhibition 2011
credit: p l a s m a studio
architect: eva castro, holger kehne, ulla hell  
design team: jorge ayala, nicoletta gerevini, evan greenberg, hossein kachabi,
nadia kloster, steve de micoli, filippo nassetti, alfredo ramirez
collaborator: arup/ groundlab 
client: chang’an ecological district  
location: xi’an city, china 
use: landscape/ cultural 
site area: 37 hectares 
bldg. area: 12, 000 square meters 
design year: 2009  
completion year: 2011