Happy Valley Garden, the first place winner of the 10th China International Garden Expo, is an installation that instigates play and wonder. It aspires to maximize fun, human enjoyment, and exchange among an eclectic collection of visitors from all over the world. The garden is a celebration of differences between both metaphorical and physical highs and lows expressed through voluptuous topography, flowering ground covers, and imaginative pathway networks. Each visitor is invited along the same path from which they traverse a choreographed experience of cinematic views. Concrete paths become bands of dancing ribbons that guide everyone through undulating topographic elevations, ultimately sculpting a unique, interpretive experience for each visitor.
This project is a 2014 international competition 1st place award winner of an international competition of over 900 entries from 30 countries worldwide.