The Runheng Group Presents a Design Using Oversized Seating

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Apr 30, 2014
References: runhenggroup & designboom
The Runheng Group has come up with a design for the Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition, and one that ventures far away from the average garden look.

Instead of just having a simple garden for the show, the Runheng Group used large, chair-like pavilions to give the area various sections. The chairs can be used as lookouts over the space, or just observed as dividers between the different spots in the garden. When inside, people can also walk underneath the large chairs, which are connected by bridged structures, and look up to see a mirrored surface. This addition amplifies the space, making everything appear that much bigger.

Overall the design takes an average garden and makes people interact with these spaces in a different way. The interaction of the metal materials, mirrors and greenery make for an interesting experience.

Photo Credits: designboom, runhenggroup