Flowing Gardens

Xi'an, 2011

GroundLab in collaboration with Plasma Studio, were successful in winning this international competition following invitation, with a radical self-sustainable vision for the future.

Full Description

The project entitled Flowing Gardens creates constant functionality using water, planting, circulation and architecture harmonized into one seamless system. The proposal comprises of a 5000sqm Exhibition Hall, a 4000sqm Greenhouse and a 3500sqm Gate Building sitting in a 37ha landscape that will house the International Horticultural Expo and create a park for Xi’an City as its legacy. The opening was in 2011 and is expected to receive approximately 15 million visitors.


Plasma Studio (Architecture), Groundlab (Landscape Urbanism)

Design Stages

Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Detail, Design, Tender Documentation, Site Supervision.


1st prize competition. Built. 


Changba Ecological District Development Agency