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Qingdao Glasshouse nears completion

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.

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Kaifeng Presentation

One of the landscape visualisations presented to the Kaifeng Blue Wave.

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Qingdao Glasshouse construction update

Mid-December progress update on our 2014 world horticultural expo glasshouse

Latest China Visit

Mike and Lu have just returned to the UK after an extended trip to China to visit four of Weddles biggest Asian projects. Read more →

Nanjing Mountain Tourism Competition

Weddles are one of three selected winners of Nanjing Nuishoushan Buddhist Mountain landscape design completion. We are now working on three roads and three hills project design, intended to give millions of visitors a natural landscape experience at this international tourist destination. Nanjing is building a £200 million hilltop temple to house an ancient relic of the first Buddha, which is unique in China. Weddles are working on the west entrance and the ecological areas of the scheme. Read more →

Pizhou – The Worlds Longest Tree Avenue

As part of our green space masterplan for the expansion of Pizhou City, Weddles have identified a high value landscape asset which will be carefully protected. Pizhou’s 47Km long avenue of Dawn Redwood make it a world record. Dawn Redwood was discovered in China in 1944, and became the most famous ‘fossil tree’ of the last century. Read more →

Qingdao Horticultural Expo: British Garden

Weddles are very proud to have been selected to design the British Garden for the 2014 International Horticultural Expo in Qingdao, China. It will be one of 35 international gardens measuring 1500m2 and will showcase the best of British Gardens.  It will be open to the public for 6 months with an expected 10 million visitors. For many of the visitors this will be their first view of a British garden. Read more →

Four large scale projects on site in China

On their recent 2 week visit to China in September, Mike and Lu visited four Weddle projects that are currently being built on site: One in Qingdao, two in Shanghai and one in Chenzhou. Read more →

Chenzhou Mixed Use

We are preparing a concept design for a massive 17ha mixed use development site in Chenzhou, Hunan province, China. The site will provide 4500 new apartments, european style gardens and a shopping mall all within the new city centre of this rapidly growing city. Its rare to find such a huge empty site at the heart of a city; it was previously a military car factory and test track. Read more →

Qingdao Plant Pavilion Pavilion

In 2014 the City of Qingdao, Shangdong, China, will host the World Horticultural Expo. Weddles have been involved with the design of the main Plant Pavilion.

We suggested a low energy temperate environment and this was well received by the client team – Weddles are now completing the Concept Design Stage. Read more →