Project: Qingdao World Horticultural Expo
Designed by UNStudio + !Melk Landscape Architecture
Client: Office of 2014 Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Executive Committee
Location: Qingdao, China
Qingdao World Horticultural Expo designed by UNStudio in collaboration with !Melk Landscape Architecture, taking the massive scope of 35,000 square meters. For more images as well as the architects description continue after the jump:
From the Architects:
UNStudio’s design for the World Horticultural Expo 2014 Theme Pavilion consists of the Main Expo Hall, a Performance Hall, Conference Centre, and a Media Centre. The design focuses on the relationship between Science and Nature. Whilst scientific achievement serves as an inspiration, the design communicates the essential generative and structural principles of nature through architectural gesture.
The buildings become gently absorbed in the landscape, whilst maintaining their individual identities. The architecture of the Theme Pavilion further responds to the dominant skyline of the mountains surrounding the Masterplan by means of carefully composed roofscapes on the individual buildings. These roofs are envisioned as elevated landscaped plateaus, each addressing a different portion of the Masterplan with its inclination and terracing, providing panoramic views which extend far into the surrounding landscape.