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Updated: 2011-03-03

4. Garden of Labyrinth

America: Martha Schwartz

About the Designer: Martha Schwartz, internationally renowned master hand and artist of landscape architecture, Lifetime Professor at Harvard University, honorary fellowship at Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and chief designer at Martha Schwartz Design Firm. About the Exhibition Park: Gardens can be regarded as anything but marks of buildings. They exist ubiquitously in every corner of a city. In the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo, I designed a labyrinth with both Chinese and American characteristics. It can be seen as a bold attempt and exploration in expressing western culture by means of Chinese architecture, and the crystallization of the blends of Chinese and American cultures.

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5. Garden of Bridges

Holland: Adriaan Geuze

About the Designer: Adriaan Geuze, famous landscape gardener in Holland, professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University, and chief designer of West 8 city planning and landscape designing firm.

About the Exhibition Park: A garden can be view as a story or a poem as it narrates something. My garden tells a story about the life journey of human and the bridges on the river of melancholy. In this garden, life is a continuous winding path, resembling a confusing labyrinth; it goes deep into the vast nature where there are numerous bridges for you to cross.

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6. Landscape Garden of Map of China

France: Catherine Mosbach

About the Designer: Catherine Mosbach,outstanding French designer of landscape architecture, chief designer in Mosbach Landscape Architecture Firm; founder and chief editor of Pages Paysages; visiting professor at the Graduate School of Pennsylvania Institute of Art; and the receiver of 2003 Rosa Barba European Landscape Design Award as well as the Grand Prize of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

About the Exhibition Park: Chinese landscape painting is fascinating in terms of form and artistic conception which shares a lot with the classical Chinese garden. My work will be full of Chinese elements and presents a three-dimensional and natural map of China in the Xi’an International Horticultural Expo.

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