ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN OASIS

DESCRIPTION

Inspired by nature and designed with modern-day capabilities, HSD’s RBG Oasis is a fun tree-like observation tower that not only provides shelter for visitors but also acts as a landmark representing RBGJ’s core values that focus on connecting humans to nature. In pursuit of biomimicry and to prove that man-made structures can co-exist with nature positively, the RBG Oasis’s entire form and features emulate those of a tree. For example, its elevated platforms stem out of the structure’s core to offer lookout spaces with mesmerizing vantage points, giving the image of petals growing out of the center. Another example is its canopy; similar to tree branches covered in leaves, it is porous and multilayered to create a shading element while allowing a cooling breeze to pass through. HSD wins RBGJ Oasis Design Competition