Preparations for the German participation in the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in China are in full swing at Kontrapunkt. On 12 November, the topping-out ceremony took place on the EXPO grounds with the participation of a high-ranking delegation of representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Deputy Mayor of Beijing.

From 29 April to 7 October 2019, the EXPO will be dedicated to the theme of “Live Green, Live Better” and thus to the effects of the global progress of urbanisation on ecosystems.

Expo concept under the motto „Seeding the future“

The consortium of gtp2 Architekten and Kontrapunkt has chosen the motto “seeding the future” for its winning concept and is erecting a transparent pavilion on the 2000 sqm site to house the thematic exhibition. The building is framed by the gardens, which allow a round trip through Germany’s vegetation zones.

Experience-oriented staging of futuristic urban design and nature

Our managing director Stefan Rössle explains the concept as follows: “Architecture and exhibition form a unity. We show the basics and developments of German garden culture in a vivid and experience-oriented way, with special attention to the topic of a livable, green city. We want to show possible ways to cities worth living in as exemplary blueprints. The place of longing in the centre of the exhibition as an ideal-typical urban space will certainly become a highlight of the contribution”.

The organizers expect 100 participating nations and international organizations and more than 16 million visitors to Horticultural Expo 2019.