Inspired by the image of a falling leaf, one of the largest greenhouses in Asia recently opened to the public.
The Plant Pavilion was originally designed for the 2014 International Horticulture Exhibition in Qingdao in northern China. After the exhibition completed in April, the 12,800-square-meter greenhouse is now used as a Botanical Garden.
Landscape architecture practice, Weddle Landscape Design, made the structure, according to the Landscape Architects Network.
The design stemmed from the concept of conserving plants from different temperate habitat zones.
During the exhibition, individuals witnessed more than 3,000 varieties of plants.
The Qingdao Plant Pavilion is actually five times larger than United Kingdom’s Sheffield Winter Garden. The pavilion is expected to attract more than 15 million people during its six-month exhibition.
This structure is so unique and different that it’s almost dreamlike.
This is one place worth seeing, because anything that promotes the conservation of native plants on a massive scale is worth seeing at least once.