Given the global economy that we live in today and the universal aspect of trees, NatureMaker’s work is spreading well over the U.S. and growing internationally.
An exciting upcoming international project is The Venetian Casino in Macao. Macao has an economy that thrives on tourism and The Venetian Macao is the fifth largest building in the world by floor space. The project involves a major, multi-phase expansion of the hotel/casino/retail. NatureMaker’s scope consists of 40 palm trees of assorted varieties, ranging in height from 14’ to 72’ tall. It also includes an understory garden consisting of thousands of tropical plants—of which the handcrafted plants will be provided by NatureMaker. Completion is scheduled for end of this year into early 2012.
NatureMaker is continuing to look at other opportunities internationally, including the expansion of a natural history museum in Germany—scheduled to be completed in 2012, as well as potential projects in Greece and the Middle East. NatureMaker is also starting the design and engineering of a 30’ tall guayacan tree for a new shopping mall in Venezuela which is scheduled to be completed in 2012 as well.
Open atrium spaces, interior naturescaping, green design—all are international phenomena. Bringing Nature indoors—whether in a museum, resort, airport, shopping center, health care facility or library—is widely perceived as adding value to the design, architecture and overall experience. As NatureMaker continues to carve its own unique “niche” for larger, intricately detailed, and ever more complex trees, the international design and architectural community has taken note that this type of highly naturalistic art can indeed be incorporated into their projects.