HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders

Taiyuan Botanical Garden - Entrance Portal Tree Structure

Taiyuan in China

A very unusual project is being developed with the Taiyuan Botanical Garden in northern China. The entire concept for this complex reflects the traditional Chinese wooden roof structures. A recreated landscape with mountains, hills and water features is being created here, as is a research center, a bonsai museum and three greenhouses with glass domes that simulate different climate zones. The entrance building, connected to the street and a big parking lot, plays a dual role: it invites the urban landscape into the garden and at the same time lets the natural landscape interact with the built environment.The reception and the welcoming lobby are situated directly near the entrance. Very close to this entrance is an impressive wooden construction, which was modeled on the structure of a typical Chinese tree, suitable for the botanical garden. This wooden construction was made of spruce glued laminated timber and was produced at the HASSLACHER Group's location in Hermagor and delivered to Taiyuan fully CNC machined.

Project information
Location: Taiyuan in China
Year of construction: 2019
Products used: glued laminated timber of wood species spruce