west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges now complete
 
west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete
may 03, 2011

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges now complete

‘garden of 10,000 bridges’ by west 8 in xi’an, china image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

urban design and landscape architects west 8 has sent us images of the recently completed ‘garden of 10,000 bridges’, a project conceived for the 2011 xi’an international horticulture exhibition (open until 22 october 2011) in china. as previously covered by designboom, the design explores the notion of poetry and narratives through a winding pathway that oscillates from ground level to a raised span. consisting of five semi-circular bridge structures, visitors are encouraged to observe the park and exhibition at multiple vantage points.

architects’ own words: ‘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.’

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete two of five bridges image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete (left) garden level (right) stairs up to bridge images © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete view from bridge image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now complete plan image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now completerendered view image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

west 8: garden of 10,000 bridges   now completegarden level image © west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

  • it is better to have a mobile crane …….it could have more than 10000 views

    laillette
  • this must be a nice experience! how a very small place can have a lot of views? great!!

    israel
  • hahahahahahahahaha T!!! yeah, as just sort of a rough estimate, in need of some more calculations of course, but it seems to me maybe somewhere around 9995…!!!

    ah oh well, it sounds like those 9995 are metaphorical. like, “you can never cross the same bridge twice” kind of thing.

    teo
  • Is it just me, or are there, like, 9995 bridges missing?

    T

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