Flaunting the flower power of 2018 Taiching World Flora Expo
On a tiny island spreading over just 36,000 sq.km lies more than 200 mountains. The tiny yet talented island of Taiwan, formerly known as ‘Formosa’, which means ‘beautiful island’ in Portuguese, is renowned for its great biodiversity. Moreover, its people involve deeply in nature and environment to bring out the best of what Mother Nature has to offer to this stunning island.
Another facet of this destination, which allows surfacing the best of Taiwan’s flora possessions, is the Taiching World Flora Exposition (also called the Flora Expo), which is an international event recognised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Expected to begin in September 2018, this event will display to the entire world the hard work of Taiwan’s farmers, the thoughtfulness of the architects, the efforts of volunteers, and Taiwan’s hospitality. Through the expo’s exquisite designs, visitors can be immersed in, and admire, a visual feast from nature with reminders of simple pleasures, creating moments of happiness in life.
The core of the exhibition is 'origin of amusement garden', which combines the local water scenery and landscape artworks to aim for the family groups. It is built as a fantastic place like a land palette and will operate in September 2018. The officer of the Water Resources Bureau, Taichung City Government, said, each artwork in the Expo is applying the local environment as the elements of it. All the elements were transformed by personalisation to picture out the different faces of the natural ecology.
It is not just a temporary garden built for Flora Expo or the backyard of local people but it is a space of art to allow people and the wild lives to live together. Through the landscape artworks of a land palette and botanical scenery, the children will be taught by and experience the power of the Hulutun River and the lives nurtured by the land so they can learn how to live in harmony with nature.
Ideally, there are four landscape artworks in the exhibition area. Those artworks are created to reflect the different faces of the natural lives. One of them is the landscape on water named as “floating flowers echo to the moon” that is representing the “water born” to echo to the exhibition concept of “all lives relying on the water for living”. The “waves dancing with the shadows”, which is designed to deliver the messages of the power of lives on “island” and the possibilities to accept the things from any other source, is a platform for sightseeing on the island in the centre of the lake.
The Dancing butterflies covered surface of the bridge looks like the butterflies under transformation and shining with the glory in a dynamic way. And threading among the enriched pistils is designed for the family groups to echo to the theme of the expo area and becomes the key focus of the landscape artwork area. Its arranged with the colourful weaved nets to simulate the petals of the flowers so children can play and climb around in that area. When the people look up from the centre of the artwork, they will see a few pistil-like swinging balls driven by the wind which can highly enrich the features of the Flora Expo.
Recently, the city government has aggressively promoted Taiching to be a low-carbon city and accumulated some achievements, including gas replacement of oil burning boiler subsidiary to reduce the carbon emission, 10 km free of a city bus, combined public transportation system, MR. B&B and reduce the carbon emission of individual transportation vehicles, therefore, making Taiwan and the Taiching World Flora Expo 2018 a must-visit place for this year and beyond.
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