Jinhua Architecture Park, China.
16 architects from all over the world, brought together by artist, designer and curator Ai Wei Wei, have built a micro-city of pavilions scattered along the banks of the river Yiwu. It consists of more or less isolated sections which must be discovered gradually and enjoyed as the beholder continues his stroll: he must follow the paths wander through tunnels ponder the water, reach a pavilion from which a fascinating view unfolds. He is led on into a composition that is never completely revealed. These gardens are observed and contemplated gradually, in time, through a succession of scenes, designed to unfold one after another.
For Domus magazine 894, July 2006
Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Photography by Iwan Baan. Edited by Rita Capezzuto, Joseph Grima.