Public green space

2015, Taiyuan, China

The overall design alludes to the chinese long sleeve dance. This dance was developed in ancient China as a way for royalty, nobles and officials to celebrate grand occasions. Young women, wearing dresses with long, elegant sleeves, would dance to imitate the movement of fairies, and the ripples of water and air.

Chinese Long Sleeve Dance can represent many different emotions such as, joy, sorrow, sadness and innocence. These emotions are captured in the extension of the long sleeves. Dancers need to be trained for many years to understand the essence of this ancient dance.

Landscape architecture project & Photo credit: WAA International Shanghai Office