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Mandarina Duck loves: plant ‘bricks’ in Chinese sculpture park

Plants and greenery are a big part of modern life, especially in urbanized area’s where increasingly concrete is squeezing out the earth and its foliage.

In Fujian, China, an interesting experimental project comments on the synergy between rural and urban and between traditional gardens and city parks.

On the grounds of Quanzhou national art park, studio pei-zhu, a Beijing-based architectural practice will in the next 12 months combine the typical Chinese landscaping of rock gardens with an abandoned two-floors big concrete building frame.

The greenery takes on a cubic form as it envelops the human-made structure: it looks strangely familiar, both natural and unnatural. Within these open and enclosed spaces, the outdoor installation will exhibit works of famous artists and the visitors can engage in social activities.

The bare concrete building was seen as useless but has now received a new relevance and meaning: a place to meet and discover art, a place to relax and take in nature within an urban setting.