Tabrati: Disney Imaginations Participants 2019

Our name, Tabrati, is inspired by the Aramaic word for wonder.

Our challenge was to create an experience around a Natural or Ancient Wonder of the World.
Our team chose the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and created a botanical park to honor its original intent as a "wonder for all peoples". Guests explore and learn about ancient engineering feats, as well as the diverse biomes of the Middle East.
This was one of my favorite projects, and I loved creating the visuals in Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as helping craft the story of the experience.

The Experience

Tabrati aims to honor the original intent of the Hanging Gardens - being a "wonder for all peoples".

Tabrati connects the modern and ancient worlds, using nature as a facilitator.

A visitor's journey begins through an aqueduct whose walls tell the story of the Hanging Gardens.

Upon exiting the aqueduct, the full splendor of the gardens is revealed.

Tabrati's design was inspired by the topography, architecture, and ecology of the Assyrian empire.

Throughout the gardens, visitors experience the diverse biomes of the Middle East.

Magical elements like shifting sands or rippling stepping stones, combined with brilliant ancient designs, foster a sense of wonder.

Tabrati celebrates the engineering and cultural feats of the ancient worlds, as well as the transformative and unifying power of the natural world.


This project was conceived by the Olin College Team and created for the 2019 Walt Disney Imagineering's Imaginations Design Competition. This project is the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and all rights to use these ideas are exclusive to Walt Disney Imagineering.
The competition is a way for students and recent graduates to showcase their talents and for Walt Disney Imagineering to identify new talent. The project did not participate in the judging process.