Exhibition gardens

WHS that include gardens or grounds that were designed for an international exhibition or to house exhibitions.

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Centennial Hall "The Exhibition Grounds, whose main feature the Centennial Hall, stands at the intersection of its principal axes, constitutes an integral spatial whole. They were designed jointly by Max Berg and Hans Poelzig." (Official description)
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt "From the very beginning, the comprehensive artistic design of the entire "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt" site also included the careful planning and furnishing of the external areas, open spaces and green spaces. Detailed plans for the design of domestic gardens, enclosure walls, fences, and the placement of sculptural works rounded off Joseph Maria Olbrich's overall plans for the Darmstadt Artists' Colony ensemble from 1901. The subsequent expansion phases at Mathildenhöhe also continued the careful planning of the landscapes and gardens, especially in connection with the exhibitions of 1908 and 1914 in which the surroundings of the Russian Chapel and the Exhibition Hall were redesigned and the Plane Tree Grove refurbished." (Nomination file, p. 199)
Paris, Banks of the Seine Jardins du Trocadéro: "The entire site was formerly the garden of the original Trocadéro Palace, laid out by Adolphe Alphand for the Exposition Universelle (1878). The present garden has an area of 93,930 m2, and was created for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937). This was the design of Parisian architect Roger-Henri Expert."
Royal Exhibition Building "The formal Carlton Gardens, with its tree-lined pathways, fountains and lakes, is an integral part of the overall site design and also characteristic of exhibition buildings of this period." (Official description)


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