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Botanical Gardens, Dongguan

The indoor and external spaces of this spectacular botanical garden in Dongguan, China, will, when completed, provide a landscape that facilitates both botanical research and offers an exhilarating experience for visitors - interpreting the natural processes and splendour of a tropical rain forest. The practice worked alongside botanical experts in China to achieve educational and botanical objectives in an innovatively instructive way. Rope bridges, rock faces, intimate contact with waterfalls and plants, were key requirements of the brief, which was intent on replicating the physical and environmental drama of rain forests.

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  • Sector

    Culture, Landscape + Public Realm

  • Location

    Dongguan, China

  • Description


  • Client


  • Size

    0.6 ha

  • Cost


  • Team

    John McAslan + Partners, Architect
    Buro Happold

  • Status


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