delugan meissl associated architects (DMAA) unveils its ‘taiyuan botanical gardens’ as the ambitious transformation of a former coal-mining area into a landscape park. the project stands not only as a landscape design model that is so essential in china, but also contains a building infrastructure that can be used for researching into and offering people access to and information about natural ecosystems. the need to create high-quality leisure areas in cities and to find ways of controlling the resulting large numbers of visitors formed the basis for the definition of a spatial program. the project includes not only the park itself, but also a sculptural concrete entrance building with a nature museum and administration facility, three greenhouses, a restaurant, and bonsai museum.

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