Projects

Sheshan 21 Hills

The 21 Hills Social Housing development includes 10 development blocks. 8 blocks are are for social housing and the 2 are dramatic public green parks, located above underground commercial buildings.

The proposed scheme by Architect Mr D Eberle is an exemplary example of a Social Housing project in Shanghai. The symbolic ‘Tree’ element with it’s freely spreading branches defines the landscape system and the pedestrian area as a linkage to connect individual buildings within the housing blocks.

The requirement was for low cost, but at a high quality design. The overall scheme is designed uses low cost and low maintenance materials to reduce both initial and long term costs where possible. Design specifications and construction techniques for hardwork areas incorporate elements which will reduce maintenance, including simple construction techniques to also reduce costs.

The planting design will incorporate a mix of low cost and low maintenance elements. This includes meadow planting where appropriate for the area to reduce maintenance requirements. Whips will be planted to ensure initial costs are reduced. Plants species are specified where possible for Shanghai Sheshan area locality to ensure maintenance requirements are reduced.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) is central to the design, though a series of natural style features, where water is collected, stored and filtered, as well as providing habitat for wildlife. Water can then be cleanly
and efficiently be expelled in nearby natural water courses or stored for landscape watering.

Location:

Shanghai, China

Type:

Residential

Area:

106ha

Value:

£30M

Client:

Shanghai City

Tong’qian & Lafite

Our design intention is to create a landscape for this mixed use development can be enjoyed rather than simply admired. In keeping with the architecture, the landscape is designed in the French classical style, echoing the Lafite viticulture.   To attract potential buyers, the landscape is of very high quality, visually exciting and designed to suit their lifestyle and status. The central square and the gardens along the axis will also be formal and geometric.

Location:

Shandong, China

Type:

Mixed Use

Area:

7ha

Value:

£25M

Client:

Shandong Apollo Properties Co. Ltd.

Hangzhou Residential

This ‘high design’ landscape masterplan for shared private garden area is based on the language of curves, linking a series of individual ‘jewel’ themed semi-private garden rooms.

The sweeping curves within the design, and the unique jewels are emphasized using sculptures and colourful planting.  The curves hold the design together when seen from above, whilst the jewel gardens ensure external recreational spaces are provided at a human scale to satisfy the needs of users of all ages.

The landscape improves the living environment and quality of life of residents and their visitors, and consequently will increase the property value of the development

Location:

Hangzhou, China

Type:

Residential / Commercial

Area:

6ha

Value:

£500M

Client:

Concorde Group

Creative Industry Park

  1. Central Lake Is the main feature.
  2. Fountain, plaza and mature planting form high quality landscape in the areas near the main entrances.
  3. Soft bank towards the Central Green Park provides a more natural feeling.
  4. Central Green Park and Old City Wall Park use land cut from the lake for more interesting land form.
  5. Woodland to provide walking and fitness opportunity.
  6. Lake(water), land sculpture (earth), lighting (fire) garden and Wind Garden corn from the four elements concept.
  7. Green Curtain links the two parts of the Business park, together with green walls give a strong ecological statement in the Main entrance.
  8. Landscape can accommodate phased development, leaving enough flexibility for architects to design. Headquarters focus on courtyards.Each courtyard has different theme to provide local identity.
  9. West lake area has a strong concept of naturaland raw landscape conlrasting to modern high urban landscape.Buildings are loose fit, they can be put in any location.
  10. Provide different trails to link view points,environmental education opportunity, inspiration and encourage healthy living style.
Location:

Nanjing, China

Type:

City Landscape Planning

Area:

5.8ha

Value:

£15M

Client:

Nanjing Zhongshan Creative Industry Park

Chenzhou Residential

The landscape concept design of ‘collection of nine dragons’ is applied to the site. The designers also divide the whole site into 9 landscape character areas with different landscape elements and spatial types. 9 landscape characters are:

1)Living in remote mountain

2)Hide in dense wood

3)Swim in open sea

4)Singing along rivers

5)Drink beside lakes

6)Making wind under the sun

7)Creating rain behind the moon

8)Stepping on thunders above clouds

9)Collect clouds in the wind

The difference between 9 landscape themed areas can be achieved by different design in 4 aspects: 1)Main vista/scenery; 2)Water form; 3)Hard landscape material; 4)Planting design

Location:

Chenzhou, Hunan, China

Type:

Residential Masterplan

Area:

17ha

Value:

£100M

Client:

Chenzhou Huilong Property

 

Xingyi Eco Town

This Ecological approach to Landscape Planning is current best practice in Britain.  It ensures a sustainable planning solution, maximising environmental benefits to the landscape and to people.   Ecological Planning will add value to the Ecological Town and the developer will be able to use ‘Ecological Planning’ as a unique marketing point, making this development one of the best in China.

The Ecological approach identifies the most important areas for nature and wildlife, and allows the development planning team to focus on the most economically develop-able areas.   Ecological Planning delivers better Quality of Life, providing a landscape framework for leisure, sustainable drainage and a wider connection to the surrounding landscape through green infrastructure.

An ecology based green planning solution is likely to encourage investment by international companies who will be attracted by the lifestyle benefits of an Ecological Town.    An Ecology Park might become a tourist attraction, and charge an entry fee.

Location:

Chengdu, China

Type:

Ecological Landscape Planning

Size:

268ha

Client:

Xiangsheng Land

 

Huijing Square

We aimed to introduce a kind of high quality new modem urban life style through the landscape design proposal, which combine three main aspects as follows:

1. Vibrant, diversity and modem shopping environment;

2.Encouraging, relaxing and comfortable working place;

3. Sunny,sustainable and healthy contemporary community.

The proposals are divided into 4 landscape character areas which provide various functions. The movement between character areas are well arranged and maybe encouraged in some areas. Landscape axis is used to arrange spaces to reach a logic order.The use of landscape nodes would help to address key spaces and guide visitors to next interesting points.

Location:

Shanghai, China

Type:

Residential

Area:

1ha

Value:

£20M

Client:

Shanghai Huijing Properties Co. Ltd.

Conksbury Old Hall

Weddles ran the full landscape contract from site appraisal and tree survey through to construction and long term management of the historic site. The landscape design vernacular is complementry to the listed building and the setting of the white peak in the peak district national park.

Location:

Lathkill Dale, UK

Type:

Estate

Area:

5ha

Value:

£200,000

Client:

Private