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H ONOR ©WORKac/SLAB/SCAPE/Studio Pei-Zhu URBAN DESI GN m ost expo sites are abandoned once they've outlived their function, but the 2019 International Horticultural Expo is master planned for a future beyond the lifespan of the 162-day event. Focusing on walkability, the 2,372acre site features a meandering central axis/spine and a "fishbone" system of walkways that are inspired by the circulation paths found in the traditional Chinese garden. Thirteen different gardens, each representing a different country, are organized into 13 different biozones based on their biophysical features rather than national borders. A covered walkway loops around the site, intersects the axis, and connects six pavilions. One employs traditional Chinese construction methods; another is raised to create sheltered spaces underneath and connects exhibition halls that represent the five continents; still another includes a roof that echoes the rhythm of the nearby river and whose large canopy shelters an indoor theater and outdoor performance space. A 260-foot-tall observation deck tower composed of local materials is designed to grow into a self-sustaining natural habitat. A water treatment system collects, filters, and releases clean water into the river. Post-expo, the site will be reverted to gardens and agricultural uses, and the pavilions reused to complement a new permanent cultural conference zone. \ Jury: "most impressive was the way the team considered the full life cycle of the site." 46 Oculus Summer 2015 WOrK architecture cOmPanY (WOrKac) deSiGn team: ScaPe landScaPe architecture deSiGn team: Daniel E. Wood, AIA, Amale Andraos, Assoc. AIA Kate Orff, ASLA SlaB architecture deSiGn Zhu Pei Zhu Pei Jeffrey R. Johnson, AIA, Jill Leckner ©WORKac/SLAB/SCAPE/Studio Pei-Zhu Urban Designers: WORK Architecture Company; SLAB Architecture; SCAPE Landscape Architecture; Studio Pei-Zhu Client: Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscape ©WORKac/SLAB/SCAPE/Studio Pei-Zhu Beijing Horticultural Exposition Masterplan and Pavilions Beijing, China aSSOciate architectS: SLAB Architecture; Studio Pei-Zhu team: StudiO Pei-zhu deSiGn team: 2015 AIANY Design Awards

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2015

First Words: Letter From the President: Collecting Change
Center for Architecture: Center Highlights
Introduction: Going Beyond the Program
Urban Design
Last Words: Letter From the Interim Executive Director: Design Matters - to Everyone
Index to Advertisers

Oculus - Summer 2015