What are FieldTrips?
FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life.
We’re limiting these events to only 25 people, they’re like an intimate dinner party. Your absence will be felt so please make sure that you can definitely attend if you sign up. Also, we’re in the prototyping phase, so come with an open mind and be prepared for anything.
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The Ingenious Design of a Chinese Garden
August 4, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
part of a series on Genius
About this FieldTrip
Bamboo, koi, lotus: these are some of the beautiful elements in a classical Chinese garden that catch people’s attention, but the ancient design concept of harmoniously juxtaposing architecture with the natural environment is rarely talked about. On August 4, join architectural historian Ulduz Maschaykh and landscape designer Pengfei Du for an eye-opening tour at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and explore the ingenious design elements, such as the timber frame structure and the sophisticated arrangement of Taihu rocks.
The tour will be in into two parts, each about 20 minutes. Coffee and pastries will be served prior to the tour (8:30–9:00 A.M). You are invited to explore the tranquil garden on your own and spend some time in solitude.
About Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Nestled in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden opened its doors in 1986 as both an urban oasis and a non-profit living museum. Built by 53 master craftsmen from China with 950 crates of raw material and using building techniques authentic to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), the Garden represents one of the first major partnerships between the Chinese and non-Chinese communities in Vancouver.