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Xiaoliangtan Garden

Referencing Chengdu traditions of visiting and meeting at the mountain creeks, hearing the babbling of the stream under the shaded canopy of trees, “The Cool Garden” offers visitors moments of respite, shade, socializing, and play while they enjoy flowing waters and the pebbles underfoot.

Without any defined route or arrival, Xiaoliangtan is designed for guests to sit down on the stone edges and place their feet in the flowing waters.

Xiaoliangtan is constructed using red sandstone, produced locally from the riverbeds of the Sichuan province. The terrain of the three slopes is carefully designed to enable the streams to flow and merge in the centre, creating a pebble-lined basin at its deepest point.

Client
2024 Chengdu World Horticultural Expo

Imagery
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