Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
DuC Garden in Chongqing, China by Valentien+Valentien
April 26th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Valentien+Valentien
The Bamboo-Pavilion of the artist Markus Heinsdorff is situated in the center of the DuC Garden that was built in China for the 8th International Garden Expo Chongqing 2011. The garden is intended to document the German-Chinese cooperation. The construction material of the pavilion becomes alive in the garden: A grove of Phyllostachys nigra an extraordinary black bamboo, stands in contrast to the light bamboo construction of the pavilion.
Natural materials are used on the ground: A continuous surface of white gravel contrasts with dark blocks of Basalt, which enclose the garden, forming a small wall. As a reminiscence of the important Chinese symbols “water” and “heaven”, “Heavenly Drops” are installed in the garden: shallow blue glass bowls collect the rain and form small water ponds – mirrors of heaven – that are illuminated at night. Together with a fine mist of water, these installations create an enchanting atmosphere.