Mike and Lu have just returned from a very successful two week visit to China, in which they presented material for a number of new projects, and checking in on current Weddles projects around Shanghai. A visit to the almost-complete Weddles-designed Nanjing Mountain was a highlight. This mammoth £400 million project is due for completion near the end of 2015. The Pagoda central to the scheme is to become the new home to Buddha’s parietal-bone relic – a artifact of unparalleled religious significance to Buddhism . Weddles were given the high honor of visiting the relic in its current location, at Qixia Temple in Nanjing. Read more →
Weddles trip to China in August included a visit to the recently completed Hangzhou Residential development. Weddles have been working closely with the developers to produce a high quality landscape masterplan for the shared private garden. The design and implementation has proven to be a great success, as now all 1229 residential units have been sold. The gardens are in a European classical style and based on the language of curves, linking a series of individual ‘jewel’ themed semi-private garden rooms. Read more →
We were delighted to hear this week that we have been shortlisted for the complete redesign of the main entrance and northern part of Shanghai Botanical Gardens. This will include a world class orchid house at 9000m2, which will become the biggest in the world.
Weddle Landscape Design have recently completed the landscape design concept for the ‘Shanghai Fish’ in Nanqiao New City, Shanghai. Weddles were engaged to produce a landscape design concept for the newly built 36ha ‘fish’ framework, implemented by the designers of the Palm Tree Island, Dubai. The concepts promotes Ecological Design, Clean Water and Healthy Living for this district of Shanghai.
One month after opening – the Weddles have been brought into the spotlight from international media. Our design for the quingdao glasshouse is central to the 2014 work Horticulture Expo and has attracted over 1 million visitors already. It has been international acclaimed as a great sucess for Quingao, China and horticulture.
After three years of design and consultation Mike and Lu have made their final site visit to the International Horticultural Expo. They were met by Li Fengli the secretary-general of the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition executive committee and were treated to an access all areas tour of the Expo site. Read more →
The Qingdao 2014 World Horticultural Expo Glasshouse nears completion. We have some dramatic photos from the latest site visit to the expo site.
Weddles has been working with one of China’s largest architectural practices over the last few years to develop a naturally ventilated environment where temperatures can fluctuate between 6 – 30 degrees centigrade. When complete, the glasshouse will exhibit a staggering 3000 varieties of plants ranging from bamboo to cactus, palms and tree ferns.