Landscape architecture installation design for Shanghai Chen shan mountian botanical garden.
Hidden scenes is a series landscape architecture installations designed for Shanghai Chen Shan botanical garden. The sequence is composed by three individual one: Beacon, Peak and Waves, which also concatenated into a story line related to environmental protection.
Beacon is a 30-meter-high white concrete sightseeing tower located in a slope closed to the gates of botanical garden. It provides a opportunity to overlook the whole place which gives a first impression of Chen Shan mountain to tourists. The top mirror stainless steel ring is a metaphor for a human eye that shows the curiosity for natural exploration.
Peak is a series stainless steel slices installation which imitated the shape of mountain. The crystal spheres hangs in the each steel slices and crash each other when wind blows. It reflects the surroundings and installed in grassland in front of the Chen Shan Mountain. The paradox point is, could it replace the function of real mountain and rain? Like human being’s delusion that the conquest of nature. This installation is a rethinking of the relationship between human and nature in modern society.
Waves is a waterside pavilion which situated in the eastern zone. A series curved panels rotated in an order that create a ritualistic atmosphere. In the end of the platform, there are a Zen style kiosk composed by a pool and a stainless steel leaf shape ceiling. The peaceful feeling for a nap by the pool also means the relationship between people and nature would become harmonious in the end.
Software: Rhinocero, Grasshopper, Cinema4D.