Möbius Band and Five Senses Garden: VDNKh to have new landscape attraction

October 1, 2019
Parks and pedestrian areas

Möbius Band's construction launched at VDNKh. This landscape attraction features a continuous walking route laid as an infinity symbol running along the supporting structure.

Möbius Band will be set up on the grounds of the Cultivated Nature Landscape Park. It will be about 300 m long, and some 8 m high.

Specialists will make a foundation to install a metal frame, with facades made of metal panels, too. The attraction will have architectural lighting.

Five Senses Garden (sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste) will be centred around the Möbius Band. The Garden of Touch will have pine trees planted to experience a pleasant tactile sensation, touching tree needles and bark. There will be limes, birches and poplars in the Garden of Hearing. Here you will listen to the leaves and grasses rustling.

The Garden of Smells will allow to plunge into the world of aromas.  In early spring, it will have fragrant daffodils and grape hyacinths. From late spring to autumn, come here to enjoy grey spirea, rugose and common hop tree. Common witch-hazel is to bloom after the abscission. The garden will also have katsura trees planted.

Project design

In the Garden of Taste, VDNKh visitors will enjoy fruit bushes, including chokeberries, blueberries, gooseberries, black and red currants, as well as various herbs. Perennials of different kind will decorate the Garden of Sight. In early spring, come here to look at the bulbous plants in bloom. In winter, you will enjoy dried cereals here.

The attraction is expected to be completed in 2020.

The Möbius Band is named after a German astronomer, mathematician, and mechanic. According to the legend, August Ferdinand Möbius discovered it after a maid made a loop from a ribbon, with one of its ends half-twisted by mistake. Many artists, writers, sculptors and filmmakers used the Möbius Band in their art.

Source: mos.ru

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