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Ming-Der Girls' Senior High School

Getting a stay in the dual-pavilions which located in the campus corner, there is a green fence with a large tree. This fence can set apart from the noisy outside street, and hide the background of towering buildings. This landscape is made by the style of "the garden of Ming dynasty" which is constructed by the materials of gray granophyre with red bricks. The graceful configuration can explicitly demonstrate the academic atmosphere in this scholar garden.

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Yukyu En

“Yukyu En”, Garden of Eternity, consists of six gardens. Each plays a unique role in the process of saying goodbye to a loved one. The main garden is a modern kare-sansui viewing garden named “Tabidachi no iwa”, Garden for Setting Off on a Journey. The front part represents the present life, while the rare part, which features a single tree among the rocks and gravels, is the afterlife. The white sand that connects two parts represents the mythical river, where the dead move to the afterlife. Another garden, which reflects the changing sky in the pool, reminds the transience of life.

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Prison History

The cellular prussian model prison in Berlin Moabit, constructed between 1842 and 1849 In lieu of communal cells and corporal punishment, the reformers devised a system of isolation with individual cells. In the last years of Worldwar 2 political prisoners have been captured and tortured in the prison. After its demolition in 1958 ist was used as a storage space. After the Berlin Wall fell the city contracted glasser and dagenbach to develope a recreational and memorial park. An architectural garden within the prison walls was created by using land art means - a prison story told in a park.

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Frigate Wallfisch and Lielais Square

Outdoor design of the 3.6 ha Lielais Square and its focal point - the fountain Frigate Wallfisch reflects Ventspils identity in a contemporary and universal environmental design. It reproduces the image of dunes transforming into the developing Music School and concert hall, elements of which complement each other– the square, the fountain and the expressive construction. Square’s complex adds value to the urban environment attracting people at all seasons and increases recognition of Ventspils.

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Wareth Gardens

Wareth gardens are Japanese style gardens, 6.5 hectors which are dramatically organized through combining the different types of garden designs such as natural stream landscape, tea garden, and dry landscape based on the idea that owner enjoy the garden through WAlk, REst, and THink. There are 650 different varieties of trees and various colors of ornamental glasses throughout the garden. This ecologically rich and unique stroll garden as an extraordinary place to view changes of the seasons has various beautiful faces and colors throughout the seasons and has enchanted people for years.

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The Pavilia Hill

People live with hardly any nature in urban environment, and face various pressures every day, so it is necessary for them to have a healing space at home to release mental and physical stress. There is a Zen word “San Sui Ni Sei On Ari”, which means in nature of mountain and river people can hear clear and pure sound. Under this design concept the design combines the urban elements and the nature elements into one space. Water falling down from celling and expending waves, making it possible to enjoy this space not only visually but also acoustically by hearing the sound.

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