Part landscape, part installation, Shifting Sands, the urban intervention by the Dubai-based award-winning landscape design firm Desert INK was the living heart of the fair.

Laying emphasis on Biophilic design and reconnecting fair visitors with nature, the installation that was developed in partnership with Plantscapes was the perfect setting for informal meetings, grabbing a bite or just watching the fair go by.

The abstracted dune composition was populated with two distinct horticultural concepts that demonstrated Desert INK’s commitment to regionally responsive design while celebrating the diversity in nature.

Designated to be re-planted in future projects, the stunning textures, colours and forms of xerophytes, as well as the lush greens of tropical plantation will continue to add beauty to the world long after the fair.

Know more about Desert INK here.