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Tian An 1000 Trees

Architect: Thomas Heatherwick
Address: 600 Moganshan Road

A reminder of the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Tian An 1000 Trees was designed by British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick. It emerges like a pair of forest-capped mountains from the waterfront of Suzhou Creek.

The mixed-use development contains shops, cafes, restaurants, new public spaces and promenades, and integrates an existing park and heritage structure.

It’s as if green shoots sprout up through the building to bloom on the skyline. The planters contain a bio-diverse mixture of shrubs, hanging plants and deciduous, evergreen, fruit and flowering trees, so that like a mountain slope, its appearance will change with the seasons.

Small facts: Heatherwick was the architect behind the United Kingdom Pavilion at World Expo Shanghai in 2010 and the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron. Though it looks quite like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the design is said to come from China’s Yellow Mountain.


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