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PROJECT: Thickened Waterfront, Xian, China

TYPE: Garden Comission

CLIENT:  Xian Municipality

DATE: June 2011

CREDITS: Groundlab and AA Landscape Urbanism MA

Alfredo Ramirez, Eduardo Rico, Hossein Kachabi, Jorge Ayala, Minjo Baek

The pavilion is part of the Horticultural Fair that took place in Xian from April to October 2011. The project was a invitation to develop a small piece of landscape able to reflect the principles and concepts developed in the Landscape Urbanism unit at the AA.  The pavilion uses the water and the ground as the main drivers for the design. The ground was manipulated (folded, thickened, ) to allow the inland and lake water to  run through the inner space by means of water inlets, pools, canals expanding the water experience into the hard and soft landscape: next to benches, paths and plating areas in a seamless design.