Shanghai Botanical Has One Rockin’ Quarry Garden
September 5, 2012
THUPDI and Tsinghua University recently won the American Society of Landscape Architecture 2012 Honor Award for transforming an abandoned rock quarry in Shanghai into a garden oasis, complete with floating water walkway. After hearing the site had been closed to the public for over a decade, the team spent more than 6 years cleaning, planting, and restructuring the massive space. The final design is a unique multi-layered park that works closely with its quarry roots. Read more
A collection of gardens are sprinkled throughout the upper areas, with plants bursting through rustic walls and fences. A giant metal walkway, which was once a ramp for transporting rocks, descends and curves around the deep water hole, bringing visitors closer to the fresh springs and waterfalls that peacefully flow within breathtaking the space.