We are delighted to be commissioned for designing a show garden at EXPO 2019 Beijing for Pera Event.
The concept of the garden is inspired by the traditional Islamic-Ottoman gardens of the Tulip Period (18th Century) and called ‘Spirit of the Ottoman Garden’. The garden is divided into four parts as following the Chahar Bagh or ‘Four Gardens’ Islamic quadrilateral garden layout based on the four gardens of Paradise mentioned in the Qur’an. It spans 2000m2.
One of the best examples of the Tulip period of Turkish Rococo architecture, the fountain of Ahmed III which is located at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, is replicated in the design to represent one of the most important historical landmarks of this period.
Traditional water features ‘Cesme’, carved stone fountains ‘Sebil’ and water rills have been proposed to create a cooling function within the space.
Proposed flower-beds contain familiar varieties of Turkish herbaceous perennial plants in bold hot colours and provide energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.