Bamboo varieties from Southwest China's Sichuan province are widely used at the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition, according to an official from Meishan in Sichuan.
Nearly 20 bamboo landscapes, including mottled bamboo, dwarf bamboo, and black bamboo, will be on display at INBAR Garden in the 2019 Expo to showcase special local elements and help tourists have a better understanding of bamboo culture, said Sun Jian, deputy mayor of Meishan city, at a press conference on Tuesday in Beijing.
The INBAR Garden, covering a total area of 1,200 square meters, is a main pavilion on the east side of the expo site at the foot of the Great Wall in Beijing's Yanqing district. By adopting 5,000 moso bamboos for construction, the garden had reached its highest height of 32 meters, making it the largest bamboo structure in northern China. The pavilion also is known as the Eye of Bamboo due to its unique shape.
Zhu Yujian, director of the Chinese Events Management Department at the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization, said the organization sought cooperation with Meishan to fully use its local elements, especially distinguished culture elements to combine bamboo with handcrafted weaving.
Zhu said the eye-catching pavilion includes a special outdoor ecological device to provide more convenience for upcoming visitors in summer.
Called the Air Tower, the 7-meter high round construction combines solar energy and wind energy to form a special ventilation layer, which will lower the temperature for tourists, she said.
Slated to open on April 29, the 162-day expo will display the latest achievements in floriculture and fruit, as well as vegetable farming worldwide, and is poised to impress an expected 16 million visitors from home and abroad.