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Ningbo International Airport

Ningbo is a booming industrial city in China, situated on the coast south of Shanghai. Ningbo has an ancient history as a silk road port and has the best deep water harbour in China. The international airport is an important gateway and the city launched an international landscape design competition to improve the airport environment.

It was our Concept of a ‘Silk Ribbon’ which won the judges votes – a striking three dimensional, spectacularly colourful, and horticulturally technical interpretation of the city’s name (The Peaceful Wave). We are proud to be able to use cutting edge horticultural technology to provide the city with a much needed and memorable gateway. The ¬£3M scheme will incorporate large green walls, sculptural scrolls and clipped hedges along the airport approach road.

Weddles are now appointed to develop the design to a schematic stage. The project is programmed for completion in 2012.