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LANDSCAPE

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To create a truly sustainable community the space between buildings is as important as the buildings themselves. Intelligent landscaping and urban design creates places where people want to live, work and socialise.

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Contents INTRODUCTION CAPABILITY EXPERIENCE MASTER PLANNING

Gamuda Dtanjung Landscape Master Plan Karamay Landscape Planning Hangzhou Gateway Master Planning Zhujiang New Town Pantai Mutiara Star of Dongjiang

Malaysia China China China Indonesia China

PUBLIC SPACE & URBAN DESIGN Adliya Urban Regeneration DIFC Piazza Trafalgar Square London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Greenwich Peninsula Hornsea Promenade Skissuppdrag Nobeltorget Bjeredsparken Belfast Street Broomielaw Public Realm Botanic Reserve Fangda City Landscape Design Vincom Landmark Tower Central Reclamation Phase 3 Uplifting works to Promenades of Aberdeen Harbour and Ap Lei ChauMain Street Area VH Metropolis Public Realm and Streetscape for TRX Cocobay Public Realm

HOTEL & RESORT

Barr AI Jissah Resort Hotel Spa Beit Al Bahar Resort Hotel Di Shui Lake Crowne Plaza 5-star Hotel Sanya Haitang Bay International Hotel Phase 2 Millennium Hotel & Spa, Wenjiang WindMark Landscape Design Services Faclon’s Nest

Oman UAE China China China

Florida US

INSITUTIONAL Bahrain Dubai UK UK UK UK Sweden Sweden Ireland UK Oman China Vietnam Hong Kong Hong Kong Vietnam Malaysia Vietnam

Tencent Wuhan R&D Centre Project Bank Of China, Headquarters Arcapita Headquarters Nalanda University Landscape Design MARA Asia Aerospace City

RESIDENTIAL Hanking Peak Boulevard Landscape Design Wanning Residential Sale Office Star Yue Coast Commercial Street Ocean Wave Garden Star Yue Coast Residential Wanning Junlinhai Residential Qing Long Zui Development Le Tian Hua Development Sea Group Longquan Residential Belle Ville Park Residence Landscape Master Plan Belle Ville Park Residence - Villa Garden The Wave MUSCAT - P12 Courtyard

China China Bahrain India Malaysia

China China China China China China China China China India India Oman

THE TEAM

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Uplifting works to Promenades of Aberdeen Harbour and Ap Lei Chau Main Street Area

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Introduction

Landscape Architecture is about creating experiential places, from framing a single architectural element to providing harmony and character to an entire township, landscape design is what makes a development complete. Our international team of skilled and creative professionals are dedicated to developing innovative design solutions for landscape architecture and urban design in the Asia Pacific Region. We collaborate closely with other disciplines in town planning, urban design, civic spaces, master planning, site planning, commercial buildings, resorts, water feature design, land reclamation and landscape marketing. We pride in tailoring our services based on a full understanding of our clients’ business, their aspirations and long-term strategy. Our holistic approach incorporates planning, transport, urban design and landscape architecture; as well as the less tangible concepts of sustainable development, community involvement and the

dynamics of economic, social and environment advantages. Our highly personalized service ensures we study every schemefrom a fresh perspective with the aim of achieving a simple meaningful concept that recognizes the function of the building or place at a human scale.

“The dynamic Region of Asia Pacific is re-asserting its place in the discipline of landscape architecture. The richness, diversity and sensitivity of contemporary landscape designs throughout the Region are testament to the extensive history and strong cultural stories and traditions that shape us.

Into the future the Asia Pacific Region will be home to a large proportion of the world’s population and with that comes the challenges associated with fast-paced developing economies, increased urbanism and densification. Landscape Architecture is the discipline that can creatively respond to these challenges and provide appropriate and sustainable conduits for change.”

International Federation of Landscape Architects - Asia Pacific

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Capability Statement

As one of the leading landscape consultancies, Atkins provides a comprehensive range of services embracing technology, planning and management.

We offer the following services: ·

Master Planning · Landscape Planning · Public Spaces and Urban Design · Hotel and Resort · Streetscape Design · Community Engagement · Horticulture and Biodiversity · Waterfronts · Parks and Playgrounds · Design Guides

Master Planning

The master planning process is one of creating a blueprint for explaining the design and building an area, whether it is a small community park or a substantial new development. The master plan framework will identify land uses and is a vital tool in determining the social, economic and physical requirements of the area. It identifies the specific types, sizes, quantities and locations of all structures (walls, fences, arbors), hardscapes (courts, walks), and plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers).

Landscape Planning

As cities across Asia continue to expand, the need for strategic planning and management of the wider landscape is starting to become an important priority for both government and large scale developers. Landscape Planning looks to quantify and assess landscape in terms of natural resources, land use, ecological process and landscape character. This knowledge provides us with the sound basis for creating plans to protect, enhance and develop the landscape and its natural resources over time.

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Public Spaces and Urban Design

Public Spaces define our cities and towns and provide a sense of identity and community. A well designed civic space offers a cultural display centre, a community focal point, a vibrant commercial arena and a place of respite, as well as ensuring the arterial transport routes of a city are not clogged.

Hotel and Resort

Hotel and Resorts are one of the fastest growing industries in the Asia Pacific Region. Atkins is experienced in designing a diverse range of landscaping services to a number of different hotels & resort opportunities, from short-stay pleasure parks and recreational attractions to landscaping some of the regions leading 5* hotels and residential resorts.


Streetscape Design

Horticulture and Biodiversity

Parks and Playgrounds

Community Engagement

Waterfronts

Design Guides

Streetscape design is the attractive design and clever placement of all streetscape materials including pavement, lighting, furniture (bollards, barriers, signage) and can also extend to the management of retail facades. A coherent streetscape is noticeably and at times subconsciously influential in the enjoyment of an area as well as the spending patterns of pedestrians.

Atkins recognises and encourages proactive community engagement especially during the preliminary stages of landscape development. When designing for a community it is important that existing characteristics, including areas of appreciation and discontent, opportunities and cultural aspirations are taken into consideration. The landscape and urban design of an area will influence the lifestyle and behaviour of a population.

A number of different climates and environmental habitats exist within the Asia Pacific Region and our team of Landscape Architects are expert in ensuring the horticulture and biodiversity balance of environments are maintained. When necessary and for thorough scientific evaluation we collaborate with our network of environmental specialists.

Coastal fronts and riversides provide communities with unique areas where urban dwellers can interact with nature. It is important for cities and towns fortunate enough to be have a waterfront to capitalise on the social cultural and aesthetic advantages. Invariably coastal and riverfronts display a unique ecosystem and the Atkins’ landscape team ensures that in developing a community vicinity the environmental needs are not compromised.

Parks and playgrounds are a vital element of community and environmental wellbeing. Atkins landscape has an awardwinning history of designing open spaces and playgrounds from local pocket parks to large national parks. Atkins’ landscape team will also work closely with Atkins’ architects team to ensure landscaping of schools is conducive to learning and stimulating games and play.

A Design Guide is a publication used as a reference to improve both functionally and visually local standards of design, and is applicable to a range of uses, such as residential developments, house extensions, shop fronts, disabled access, advertisements and conservation areas.

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Experience


Gamuda Cove Landscape Master Plan Master Planning

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Gamuda 658 Ha Concept Design completed

The landscape design team in Hong Kong aims to develop an eco-themed living environment through the integration of an interconnected Blue and Green system which will not only address various infrastructural needs but will also provide abundant opportunities for recreation and educational aspects. The current water levels of the site will need to be maintained in order to limit the impact on the adjacent wetland’s ground water level. The interconnected blue system has therefore been introduced within the open space framework which shall facilitate operations and will be accessible through various themed trails. This landscape planning approach utilizes nature as a cost efficient system to replace various infrastructural needs such as concreted channels and pipes wherever possible. Buffer zones or riparian areas will allow for water infiltration and limit run off from site. A network of ponds and vegetated swales will not only facilitate storm water management but it will also have the capacity to clean water and provides habitats for various species. The landscape design proposal for Dtanjung master plan embraces the site’s natural environment and complex ecosystem, and strengthens the project’s image as a unique and world class development which shall become a new benchmark for residential development of such type.

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Gamuda Cove Central Park

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Karamay Landscape Planning Master Planning

Location: Client: Size: Status:

Karamay, China Karamay Planning Bureau 2 sqkm Concept Design

The design takes inspiration from Karamay’s natural and historical heritage, with particular reference to the cities importance as an oil reserve. Building on Karamay’s history Atkins’ proposal looks to protect and enhance the local biodiversity whilst providing an attractive destination not only for locals but tourists also. Atkins’ idea was to offset any new built form with an area for nature, so Incorporating a landmark bridge with new lake islands, recreational piers with functional wetlands; all contributing to the ideal of ‘city living’ in harmony with nature. The East Lake connects the old city with the new through a distinctive landscape designed to stimulate economic interest in the surrounding area. The Atkins approach brought together a range of disciplines including Industrial Research, Urban Planning, Landscape Design, Transportation, Bridge Design and Water Engineering. Designed to serve a range of functions, the lake will contribute social, ecological and structural benefits to the city; from supporting the historic ‘Water Festival’ to providing an emergency water reserve. East lake park design includes the following 9 items: central lakes, leisure and fitness, resort, adventure park, cultural display area, lakeside business water street, northern Xinjiang garden, entrance, wetland experiences.

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Karamay Design Principles: Science: focuses on the environmental factors; concerned primarily with the water surface area, elevation, storage capacity, and retaining the balance between ecological and functional aspects. Leisure: advocate healthy lifestyle, encourage communication between people, provide attractive and comfortable recreational opportunities. Ecology: Strategies for sustainable development focused on surrounding ecological protection and tourism enhancement, build an all-season tourist city. Landmark: The iconic bridge design will symbolize the success of Karamay as a wealthy oil city and attractive destination.

East Lake Design includes comprises 9 items: Central Lakes, Leisure and Fitness, Resort, Adventure Park, Cultural Display Area, Lakeside Business Street, Northern Xinjiang Garden, Entrance, and Wetland Experience.

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Karamay Landscape Planning

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Hangzhou Gateway Master Planning Master Planning

Location: Client: Size: Status:

Hangzhou, China Hangzhou Qianjiang New Town Development Office 106,100 sqm Concept Design

Hangzhou is characterised by its beautiful natural and cultural sceneries including ‘Green Tea’ fields, ‘Onethousand Island Lake’, or Qiantang tides’ which are an annual natural event attracting visitors from all over China and beyond. The landscape design and program of Hangzhou Gateway Master Planning aims to connect and improve the quality of the open space framework while it takes inspiration from each of these rich native landscapes. A diverse and vibrant open space network is introduced and is developed beyond its aesthetic qualities to ensure that connectivity and quality of life is truly implemented within the site.

The following key open space are identified; ‘Diagonal axis’, ‘Museum plaza’, ‘’Wave park’, ‘Canal promenade’, ‘Tidal promenade’, ‘Tidal plaza’ , Sunken Gateway plaza’s and Central green boulevard. Each of these spaces have their own character and functions and provide a vibrant and new urban life in a new CBD ,connecting nature and city.

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Gateway Sunken Plaza

Qianjiang Promenade

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Zhujiang New Town Master Planning

Location: Client: Size: Status:

Guangzhou, China Confidential 140 ha Concept Design

An international design competition for the design of the underground space and central square in the new Zhujiang CBD in the heart of Guangzhou City. The site occupies an area of 140 ha with a gross floor area of 430,000 sqm of underground space. A multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers provided an integrated solution with seamless vertical and sub-tropical landscape designed to bring natural lighting and environment into the underground space. This project was jointly managed by and involved staff from various teams and offices in mainland China and Hong Kong.

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Star of Dongjiang Master Planning

Location: Client: Size: Status:

Dongguan, China Confidential 60,151 sqm Competition

The site is located in Dongguan and has the project wide theme of “Living with nature� . Various cultural references are adopted into the landscape design while the overall landscape design geometries are strongly inspired on natural patterns. Paving design and planting layout takes reference from the morphology of Banyan trees. These trees are characterised by their typical root structure which is adopted in the various landscape design patterns, such as paving and planting beds. The central garden space includes a dense coverage of large canopy trees in order to create intimacy and address the visual impact of the surrounding high rise towers. These residential spaces have a diverse landscape program with a variety of active and passive recreational uses. A main pool area will become the main attraction and will cater not only for lap swimming but also provides various interactive play pools and waterfalls which create a lush and natural backdrop. The interface areas between retail and residential include various overhanging tree planters, green mounds and sky gardens plugging onto the building’s elevation. This results in overall lush and densely greened oasis of activities and garden spaces where boundaries are blurred.

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Pantai Mutiara Master Planning

Location: Client: Status:

Jakarta, Indonesia Badan Kerjasama Mutiara Buana Completed

The Pantai Mutiara development scheme in Jakarta is a privately funded project comprising a mixeduse residential hotel and leisure complex. The development area is located on a reclaimed island off the Jakarta coastline. Our role was to create a landscape master plan for the entire development area. The concept for the development is simple but dynamic with the proposed towers creating a cluster of sails. This nautical theme is continued in the landscape with the towers being orientated around a compass feature, designed to be visible from land, sea and air. The compass points alternately comprised hard and soft landscape, with the rich colours of the granite paving contrasting with the lush green of the planting. Each point provides residential space including swimming pools, paved forums and colourful gardens. The central water park is a Paradise Island with wave machine, water slides and lazy river winding its way through temple ruins, grottos, giant lizards and a fisherman’s cove, in a rich planted setting.

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Adliya Urban Regeneration Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Manama, Bahrain Bahrain Ministry of Municipality and Rural Affairs 6,963 sqm total built up area Completed

The Adliya area of Bahrain has long been recognised as a key leisure hub in the Kingdom, with its unique mix of cafes, art galleries, hotels and top quality restaurants, thriving in a setting of busy back streets. It now boasts a newly regenerated centre which has changed its nature from traffic dominated bustle to a calm paved, planted and landscaped area which unusually for the Middle East - welcomes pedestrians and allows them to enjoy the surroundings. In 2008, the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture commissioned Atkins to design a new streetscape for the area, pedestrianising some roads, providing more footpaths and landscaping in others thus regenerating the block into an ‘avant garde’ cultural and recreational leisure destination. While the primary aim of the design was to change the aspect of the area, the team also had to consider changes to the traffic circulation, road safety and lighting, road drainage, relocation of utility services, and provision of new irrigation supplies for the newly planted areas.

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Taking advantage of the fact that quality restaurants can exist beyond the confines of hotels, the new Block 338 emphasises its alfresco nature with its uniquely landscaped common areas and walkways. The first phase of improvements has completely revamped the look of the once cluttered district. With the addition of clear safe night lights, the widening of pedestrian areas, inclusion of modern benches, landscaped fountains, multi- coloured LED lamp designs in the floor, and patterned brickwork, the area already is one of Bahrain’s most picturesque. The changes have been welcomed by the public, restaurant owners and Ministry alike. Phase 2 is already being planned by Atkins and the Ministry is looking additionally to institute certain building and planning restrictions and improved peripheral parking in the district to accompany the new pedestrianoriented streetscapes.

. . . “Phase I of The 338 has already increased footfall to the area, and risen the profile of the area to become Bahrain’s top restaurant district.” . . . Shaikh Hamed Mohammed Al Khalifa, General Director or Urban Planning Affairs at the Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture.


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With cafes, art galleries, boutique hotels, and top quality restaurants, the entertainment quarter will be a magnet for a vibrant urban community in the heart of Manama.

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Adliya Urban Regeneration

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DIFC Piazza Concept Competition Public Spaces and Urban Design

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Dubai, UAE Dubai International Financial Centre Authority Concept Design Competition

The Competition Brief calls for Landscape Architects to provide a Conceptual Design for the proposed linking Piazza space between the Emirates Towers and the DIFC Gate Building that is a destination in Dubai that everyone should frequent. The Piazza has to be a creative mixed-use space that caters for passive day and night-time use whilst being readily transformed for community gatherings and events. The Atkins team proposed the “Piazza Dubai” as a slightly dished, circular piazza that carefully addresses the brief through the use of a focal “tidal” pond together with an orbiting tensile shade structure to provide many different shade opportunities throughout the day. The Piazza Dubai concept design compliments the existing Link Bridge design proposals that run under the site and responds well to the environmental constraints to create an internationally recognised public space for all year round use.

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Our urban design for ‘The Piazza’, Dubai, creates a mixed-use space that caters for passive day and night-time use whilst being readily transformed for community gatherings and events.

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DIFC Piazza Concept Competition

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Trafalgar Square Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Status:

London, UK Greater London Authority and Transport for London Street Management Completed

World Square’s for All is an innovative scheme, transforming key heritage sites into world class spaces to be enjoyed by everyone. In July 2003, Atkins completed the environmental improvement of Trafalgar Square in London - the first phase of the Mayor of London’s ambitious World Squares for All project. We are now working on Parliament Square. Atkins was project manager for the design consultants team and provided all detailed landscape design, transport planning, traffic and civil engineering services. The project aimed to improve enjoyment for visitors, pedestrian access and bus travel, using a mixture of traffic management and urban design. Of particular significance the new central steps, linking the lower and upper levels of the square, provide a direct route to the entrance of the National Gallery. Footways, carriageways and kerbs have been refurbished using high quality materials, and the project team has designed special new street furniture. Traffic management plays a major role in the project and is used to redress the balance of priority between motorists and pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, without making access difficult for essential vehicles or displacing traffic onto unsuitable routes.

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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Status:

London, UK London Olympic Games Organising Committee Completed

Site Wide Infrastructure

Parklands and Public Realm

Atkins has been appointed as part of the team to take forward the design of the Olympic Park infrastructure. The work streams with which we are involved include landscape and public realm, utilities, security, waterways, drainage, roads and bridges.

Atkins is leading the detailed engineering design of earthworks, drainage, hard landscape, river edges and electrical supply in the North Park.

We are working in consultation with other appointed consultants, statutory authorities, contractors, and ODA delivery partners to ensure that the Olympic Park works are completed to cost and programme. We are leading the design for the enabling and remedial works, coordinating utility services design for the Olympic Park and completing detail design of services for the north site. We are undertaking scheme and detailed design for the loop road and secondary roads in the north of the Olympic Park together with scheme and detailed design of the perimeter public highways including the A12 and Ruckholt Road. We are also in close relationship with the Stratford City development to coordinate the highway approach across both projects and are designing a number of bridge structures on site.

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In the role, we have acted as soil scientists, ensuring that the material involved in the bulk earthworks is cleaned and re-used according to the client’s sustainability guidelines. Working in partnership with the landscape architects, we have also overseen the wetland and wet woodland trials designed to verify the feasibility of the soft landscape plans provided for the North Park.


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Enabling Works Atkins is the engineering lead for the design and delivery of the site-wide enabling works to support the development of London 2012 facilities and their legacy transformation on the Olympic Park site. We are working with other ODA contractors to deliver the scope of the enabling works, including: • • • • • • • • • • •

Site investigation Demolition and clearance Soil remediation Groundwater treatment Bulk earthworks River wall repair and replacement Temporary construction of roads and bridges Archaeology Eradication and treatment of invasive weeds Construction hoardings Security

Under the contract, we have managed the work carried out by ODA contractors, including excavation, cleaning and re-use of two million cubic metres of material across the 246ha site, ensuring that 90% of the materials arising from the demolition works were reclaimed or recycled. Working with master planners, venue designers and local landscape architects, we have carried out hard wall renovations and repairs on over 3km of river walls and overseen 2.6km of soft bank preparatory earthworks. Our work with appointed consultants, stakeholders and other contractors has also facilitated the translocation of indigenous species, flora and fauna and the creation of over 1ha of new habitat in the Park.

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Sustainability

Planning

Ecology

In December 2005, Atkins was appointed as part of the team to take forward the design of the Olympic Park infrastructure. The work streams with which we are involved include landscape and public realm, utilities, security, waterways, drainage, roads and bridges. We are working in consultation with other appointed consultants, statutory authorities, contractors, the ODA, and the ODA’s Delivery Partners to ensure that the Olympic Park works are completed to cost and programme and meet the overall sustainability objectives for the Games.

Atkins was currently the planning agent for the London 2012 enabling works, which is an Olympic Park site-wide project comprising large scale earthworks, land remediation, river walls, and utility diversions to facilitate the development of London 2012 facilities and their legacy transformation.

Atkins are currently providing ecological management for the duration of the Enabling Works of the London 2012 Olympic Park to ensure adequate protection, mitigation and enhancement of biodiversity as well as ensuring critical programming requirements are adhered to. Various aspects of these works include retention and management of areas of existing ecological value; translocation of a number of species; the treatment and eradication of invasive species and the creation of habitats and hibernacula within and outside of the London 2012 Olympic Park in order to enhance ecological connectivity through the site and links to adjacent areas.

In order to support the ODA in meeting their twelve point Sustainable Development Strategy, we have embedded industry recognised sustainable and inclusive design procedures into our work. Specifically, we have reviewed designs to minimise waste during both construction and deconstruction and reduced the embedded and operational carbon in the design through the evaluation of material and equipment choices. We have also developed a robust and sustainable drainage design for the Park, using extensive computer modelling, carefully selected design parameters and a wide variety of sustainable drainage systems. Working with all relevant stakeholders, we have also enhanced the biodiversity of the site by incorporating bird and bat boxes and other soft landscape features into our designs.

We have successfully managed the production, submission, negotiation and approval of over 200 applications to allow the discharge of the numerous conditions on the planning permissions. This has involved working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), CLM and Atkins teams to ensure that consents are secured in accordance with the construction programme. In addition to discharging the planning conditions we have also submitted three full planning applications relating to revised earthworks at Eton Manor, the installation of a gas main and changes required to the Olympic Park utilities corridor. We have also provided advice to the contractors on the parameters embedded in (or required by) the planning consents under which they must undertake their works and provided regular reports on progress to the client.

Within the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Olympic Park, our ecology team undertook the role of ecology challenge champion. This role involved technical review during the production of the final Environmental Statement, checking the scientific robustness of the ecological work and coordinating communication between the project ecologists and other consultants. Environment Impact Assessment Atkins was commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority to prepare the environmental impact assessment of the London 2012 Olympic, Paralympic and legacy facilities located in the Lower Lea Valley. To accompany the planning application, an environmental statement was prepared. The application represented one of the largest ever planning applications in Europe at over 10,000 pages. The 246-hectare site has been the focus of heavy industry for over a century, and includes waste and recycling uses, railway lines, waterways, an area of housing and pockets of greenspace and wildlife habitat. Consequently the full range of environmental topics required assessment, including land contamination, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, cultural heritage, flood risk, noise and air quality.

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Greenwich Peninsula Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Status:

London, UK English Partnerships Completed

Greenwich Peninsula, formerly Europe’s largest town gasworks, is the single largest brown field development site in London and of major strategic importance. Over the past ten years we have provided the complete spectrum of specialist consultancy beginning with assessment and remediation of ground contamination. We have also been prime consultants with responsibility for procurement and project management, including design and implementation of new infrastructure, landscaping and riverside reconstruction across the whole 120 hectare site. Parks have been designed to create a natural forested area where buildings and urban space appear to be carved out of their setting. Two central elements of the Southern Park are an ecology park, created around two lakes and the village green at the heart of the Millennium Village. Many of the concepts and methods we developed have been promoted as best practice by the Environment Agency in their document ‘Partnership in Planning Riverbank Design Guidance for the Tidal Thames’.

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Hornsea Promenade Public Spaces and Urban Design

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London, UK Confidential Completed

Atkins prepared a comprehensive seafront master plan for the modern central and southern promenades at Hornsea in Yorkshire. The overarching design establishes a coordinated approach to the promenade as a whole. The main features include a series of wave lawns enclosed by solid granite walls which provide shelter and enclosure, contemporary sunken gardens, a splash pool for children with interactive water jets, a new cafe, refurbished facilities and a parade of distinctive beach huts. The scheme promotes Hornsea as a 21st Century English seaside destination to help boost tourism and local business and provide a lasting economic and environmental asset. The scheme received a number of awards including: Landscape Institute Special Award North West Region; Civic Trust Special Award – hard landscape award; Local Government News special commendation award; and CABE library of Britain’s best buildings and public spaces.

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Skissuppdrag Nobeltorget Public Spaces and Urban Design

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Malmö , Sweden City of Malmö Under construction

Atkins was one of three companies to be invited by the City of Malmö to participate in a design competition on the centrally located “Nobeltorget” in Malmö. The assignment involved the design of the whole square as well as a planned tramway-stop. The intention was to turn the future Nobeltorget in to a meeting place and landmark. The design is supposed to reduce the barrier effects of the streets Nobelvägen, Amiralsgatan and Lantmannavägen by being an attractive and well defined urban space. In our proposal, we want to strengthen its historical and contextual aspects, and turn it into a pleasant place both for visitors and people passing by. The edge will be a natural way for people to orientate and defines the square surface and layout. The edge will be turned into a zone filled with different activities. But also for rest, water and green vegetation. The proposal also puts weight on a free flow of people. On the south side of the square lies the “folkets hus”, a building built for the socialist and workers movement in Sweden. Our suggestion is to integrate this historical context into the design of the square´s southern part by keeping the old sculpture “hommage a Axel Danielsson” and write down names of workers movement leaders as imprints in the concrete. Our proposal was praised in the evaluation by the city of Malmö and our design was considered the most suitable for the square. This led them to decide that they wanted us to continue our work. The square is currently under construction with the intention of building the new square in 2013-14.

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Bjeredsparken Public Spaces and Urban Design

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Lund, Sweden The City of Lund Completed

Bjeredsparken is located just north of the train station in Lund. In connection with the expansion of the nearby newly built area, the park will be renovated and redesigned. Atkins has produced analyses, structural and conceptual sketches, illustrations, design proposal and detail design of the park. The long, narrow park holds many different activities: • New pedestrian and cycle path in the form of a broad promenade. The design is inspired by a carpet, which is rolled out along the new path. • Open space for sunbathing and ball games • Contemplative space and entrance with perennial plantings • Playground with interaction theme • New sledding hill • Reconstruction of the existing amphitheatre • Ball field The project also included a proposal for effect lighting, vegetation composition and the layout of the park.

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Belfast Street Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Ireland Client: Confidential Status: Completed

Belfast, a city rich in historical and cultural diversity, is undergoing a historic programme of transformation. The project, Belfast Streets Ahead (BSA), is already delivering real benefits, with new businesses and tenants choosing to invest in the city. Much of the project area falls within Belfast’s designated conservation area. BSA seeks to deliver a responsive and contemporary environment, looking to the future whilst being respectful of the past. It aims to create sustainable spaces, seeking the right balance to deliver a visually appealing and stimulating city, whilst being capable of accommodating the many associated city management activities together with planned and impromptu events and celebrations. This requires flexibility which is inherent in the designs. The spaces themselves are simple and clutter free providing ease of movement. Sustainability is key. The overall composition of the principal paving surfaces have been considered, examining options for construction methods which best address the performance requirements and particular site conditions. A unique challenge for sustainability was the presence of an existing and extensive concrete subbase road slab. The slab was examined to determine what could be retained and re-used thus reducing excavation requirements. This proactive approach to sustainability has already been recognised with a Ceequal Excellent Rating for the Outline Design Stage. The durability, maintenance and management requirements of all specifications have been embedded into the design process. This holistic approach delivers well considered, robust and sustainable public realm improvements that will last and benefit today’s users and future generations to come.

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Broomielaw Public Realm Public Spaces and Urban Design

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Glasgow, UK Confidential Completed

The design for Broomielaw and Tradeston contributes to improving the environmental quality of the riverside, providing functional open space that can accommodate a variety of uses. Since its completion the project has seen a diverse range of users from cyclists and pedestrians taking advantage of the traffic free linear spaces to people exercising, socialising and generally making use of previously undervalued and inaccessible waterfront. Whilst these benefits are not immediately measurable, the social benefits are clearly evident and consequently contribute to an improvement in a wider social wellbeing. More immediately measurable benefits include the introduction of nearly 300 box headed limes, a significant contribution to the ‘greening’ of the city. Natural stone materials have been specified to provide long-term durability whilst their units size and floorscape detailing has specifically sought to be structurally robust to allow unrestricted loading minimising both maintenance and management liabilities. The scheme provides spaces for future economic intervention. Already a coffee kiosk has been introduced providing facilities to the passing footfall. Whilst relatively small these interventions support a diversification of retail and trade from the core city centre to its waterfront. Again furniture is simple and robust. Painted surfaces have been avoided in favour of galvanised, stainless steel and stone finishes. These material choices reduce long-term maintenance regimes but also provide a clear honest expression of function.

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Botanic Reserve Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Oman Client: Oman Municipality Scale: 4 sqkm

Atkins was commissioned to develop a master plan for a Botanic Reserve on a 4 sqkm site in the north of Oman, which would showcase the ecologically rich Middle East’s 1,200 species of native plants, 76 of which are found only in Oman. The region has a diverse range of environments; hot desert sand, warm temperate ocean, temperatures that can soar to 48 degrees centigrade, fog, monsoons and varying contours starting at sea level going all the way up to 3,000m. Hence the reserve will have to simulate a number of different climates. The project is to operate as a principal habitat-based botanic garden telling the story of Oman’s diverse flora and its significance for people and wildlife. As such it will establish and maintain a documented living collection of Omani plants reflecting the different regions and natural habitats and providing a resource for conservation and education. Projects by the Sultunate to protect species such as the Arabian Oryx, marine turtles and Arabian Leopards have already established an international reputation for conservation. And a botanic reserve following the best practices of sustainability would add significantly to that record.

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Fangda City Landscape Design Mixed-Use Development

Location: Client: Size: Status:

Shenzhen, China Fangda Ltd. 50,942 sqm Schematic Design

Fangda City project is located in Nanshan district of Shenzhen, G4 highway to the north, Bei Huan Road to the south. The site has an advantageous geographical location surrounded by some high-end residential projects so that it has high commercial potential. Landscape design adopts same design language “infinity� as architectural design by using simple and dynamic lines to create simple and chic landscape spaces. Landscape design fully considered functionality; main big space to be the heart of the project to create the gathering space or event commercial platform in the same time. And water themed areas such as playgrounds, or small scale fountains can provide cooling while the sound of streaming water contribute to enhance a relax environment.

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Vincom Landmark Tower Mixed-Use Development

Location: Vietnam Client: Tan Lien Phat Investment and Construction J.S.C Scale: 36,000 sqm Status: Detail Design

The Landscape design for Vincom Landmark tower aims to deliver a dynamic, contextual and well integrated public realm that addresses sustainable design challenges at various interfaces of the project. Working seamlessly with architects and engineers, the landscape team ensured a symbiosis of natural and built elements that results in a successful design approach for plaza’s and podium areas. A contemporary and integrated landscape design language is utilised which provides a distinct visual character and remains responsive to the various social and commercial needs of the development.

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Central Reclamation Phase 3 Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Hong Kong Civil Engineering and Development Department 18 ha Completed

Central Reclamation Phase III (CRIII) is a high profile project on the north shore of Hong Kong Island in Victoria Harbour. The newly created area of land is required for essential transport infrastructure that will provide much needed relief for traffic congestion in the busy Central and Wan Chai districts and the new area will be developed into a world class waterfront. The project planning and development process was complex and there were a wide variety of challenges in its design. The project has many interesting elements such as the new piers and waterfront promenade enabling interaction and celebration of the harbour. Open to the public in early 2013, the waterfront became a popular destination for joggers , families or office workers who can enjoy the magnificent harbour views along the lushly planted promenade. Pumping stations and air vents have been carefully integrated in the public spaces through green roof or vertical greening.

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Uplifting works to Promenades of Aberdeen Harbour and Ap Lei Chau Main Street Area Public Spaces and Urban Design Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Hong Kong Civil Engineering and Development Department 5 ha Completed

Aberdeen, the largest satellite town of Hong Kong city, is a vibrant waterfront harbour resort. It is unique in the sense that it puts forward the traditional lifestyle and modernity on a single platter. Floating restaurants and sampan rides are highly acclaimed features of this tourist centre, which is one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most popular tour attraction. Visitors can cruise around the fishing port on a boat once boarding at the newly designed sampan piers. The uplifting works along Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau aimed to preserve the features of a fishing port. Various landscape components along the promenade such as feature seating, performance stages or pavilions, make reference to traditional artifacts and lifestyle. People who have passed most of their life on dry lands would find fishing life of Aberdeen very intriguing as conventional lifestyle still prevails in Aberdeen.

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VH Metropolis Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Hanoi, Vietnam Vingroup 35,000 sqm Final Schematic Design

Vinhomes Metropolis is developed as a mixed-use inclusive of residential, office, school and retail functions in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is strategically located within Hanoi’s diplomatic district and 6km from the CBD and 25km from NoiBai International Airport. Atkins has been responsible for both the architectural and landscape architectural design. The concept for the landscape has been based on the themes “Floating Garden” and “Bamboo Garden”. “Floating Garden” means that the garden contains platforms raised above the water which makes the landscape seem to “float above the water. “ “Bamboo garden” emphasizes on the vertical lines running through the site, these are corresponding with the architectural design and create a universal design language. These stripes can take up various shapes like planters, water elements or paving patterns. One of the most interesting parts of the landscape design is the residential podium, this will be a courtyard where residents from Vinhomes Metropolis can relax and enjoy. The garden’s design is strongly based on the concept of “Floating Garden” and “Bamboo Garden” and has a lot of facilities catering for the residents. For example a pool area, lounge area, BBQ area and kid’s playground area.

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Public Realm and Streetscape for TRX Public Spaces and Urban Design

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tun Razak Exchange Competition - Completed

The proposed design for the TRX public realm and streetscape is heavily contoured and draws inspiration from the Malaysian cultural landscapes, such as abundant rice fields and mountainous regions. These contours flow seamlessly through the different levels of the outdoor spaces and may well extend into the interior spaces such as the mall arcades, hotel and office lobby’s, enabling guests to have diverse experiences at almost any level from various angles.This conceptual Landscape approach will complement and align with the massing and development typologies which are set forward by the master planner and project architect. Innovative design principles are explored to meet project objectives and a problem solving approach has been adopted to turn design constraints into design opportunities. Opportunities for a sustainable approach and introduction of various green building principles are considered. The central park encourages biodiversity through the provision of densely vegetated terraces, green walls and large canopy trees. Such landscape invites a wealth of neighboring insects and birds into the various themed garden landscapes. On the roof, rainwater is collected and used to supply nutrients to the diverse greening palette. Cooperative water management system of canals and weirs are well integrated within traditional cultural landscapes. The manmade landscape at TRX makes reference to such systems which are also know to reflect the philosophical concept of bringing together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature. A creative and diverse water system is integrated throughout all zones of the podium park. The overall water system compromises a diverse chain of events which flows through the different levels of the park. Active water events such as 8m tall waterfalls will create a dramatic experience and break the sound of the surrounding urban traffic. Interactive water features adopt light and water events which provide additional cooling and leisure.Innovative light features will be dynamic and interactive through the use of touch screens or apps which can be downloaded on the developments website. The overall design aims to create an exemplar destination which will cater for residence and visitors of the mixed use development, strengthening the project’s image as a unique and world class development.A world class landscape with various innovative features would undoubtedly reflect well on the project and would also establish an image for the overall development.

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Cocobay Public Realm Public Spaces and Urban Design

Location: Danang,Vietnam Client: Empiregroup Status: Concept Design

Cocobay is located in the Southeastern part of Da Nang, approximately 500m from the coastline. The project’s goal is to become the No.1 leisure destination for travelers and locals in Da Nang, Vietnam. Atkins has been asked to provide landscape design services for the public realm. The public realm will become a dynamic and vibrant pedestrian area which takes reference of Vietnamese and local Da Nang culture, but also cultures from other continents like Latin and European. Taking in consideration Da Nang’s strong connection with the sea and the local fishing industry, Atkins has developed a landscape design concept based on “Floating Terraces”. The idea is to create a contemporary composition of platforms and boardwalks which creates the feeling of “floating” above the water. The boardwalks connect various points of interest which provide spaces for activities, festivals and events. The design been further developed by adding a layer of interactive landscape elements which allow the visitor to interact with light, water, projections and sound. Thus creating a strong identity of a vibrant space which is constantly changing and remains interesting for visitors to come back throughout the year.

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Barr AI Jissah Resort Hotel Spa Hotel and Resort

Location: Oman Client: Barr AI Jissah Resort Company Scale: 73,000 sqm Status: Completed

Barr Al Jissah Resort is idyllically situated in its own cove on the Omani coastline, framed by a spectacular mountainous backdrop. Atkins landscape designers were part of the project delivery team. The overall design philosophy is in keeping with Omani architectural cultural traditions but makes use of modern materials designed to achieve a very high level of energy efficiency through the use of thermal insulation, high specification glazing and natural shading techniques. The resort’s unique location has brought its challenges and consequently, in addition to the normal commercial project activities, we also designed: • 4km access road through mountainous terrain • An inter-resort tunnel through a jebel to minimise environmental impact • Centralised reverse osmosis plant • Central sewage treatment plant • Extensive site-wide services infrastructure

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Beit Al Bahar Resort Hotel Hotel and Resort

Location: Dubai,UAE Client: Confidential Scale: 48,500 sqm Status: Completed

Inspired by the vernacular architecture, these 19 Arabian-style villas are integrated in to the landscape of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and form a buffer between the noise and excitement of Wild Wadi Aqua Park to the east, and the tranquillity of the beach and Burj Al Arab to the west. The high wall around villas is evident in their square and shaded courtyard. Lush tropical shrubs and palm trees are planted in the courtyard, combining with swimming pool, platform to create a luxury and private garden for villa visitors. Big swimming pool is located in the central hotel with rich planting to create an “oasis�. 19 villas sit around the pool and connect by walking path.

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Di Shui Lake Crowne Plaza 5-star Hotel Hotel and Resort

Location: China Client: Shanghai Shimao Scale: 67,350 sqm Status: Under construction

The concept for Shanghai Crowne Plaza Hotel was developed from the award-winning master plan which Atkins proposed for its location, Lin Gang New Town, near Shanghai. Resting on an island in a 500ha circular lake at the centre of the new town, the design is both simple and striking and within the 15m height limit stipulated by the planning guidelines. The flower-inspired plan provides a very programmatic hotel layout which can melt into surrounding environment. The simple geometry allows all rooms to have unobstructed views of the lake. Landscape space follows the flower shape of hotel and forms theme garden, swimming pool area and sport ground. Clubhouse and marina is located separately from hotel, mini golf course and playground add to the attractions of this island resort. Natural embankment, lush planting, wood deck with view platforms create a natural waterfront landscape and provide visitors various lake view points.

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Sanya Haitang Bay International Hotel Phase 2 Hotel and Resort

Location: China Client: CITS Scale: 97,000 sqm Status: Under construction

The stunning site located at Haitang Bay Resort in Sanya, Hainan Island, represented a challenge to develop a five-star resort hotel complex as an extension to an existing shopping development by the same developer. The program also includes private villas and residential apartment. All of landscaping platforms of hotel and apartment are terraced towards the sea, optimise beach views for both hotel guests and private residents. A wide landscape viewing corridor runs along the main central axis of the site, ensure uninterrupted access to and from the retail mall, residential area, hotel facilities and beach front. Landscape design will take both local climate and hotel design characters into consideration, use natural curve line to create relaxing landscape spaces with different functions, colourful flowers and palm trees are used to create a tropical resort landscape.

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Millennium Hotel & Spa, Wenjiang Hotel and Resort

Location: China Client: Hong Leong Scale: 16,000 sqm Status: Concept Design

The site is located in Chengdu along a river bank and surrounded by Hotel tower and adjacent residential development. The Landscape concept takes reference from the typical natural mountainous Chengdu landscape, which is known to be very humid and contains dominant bamboo vegetation. The Hotel landscape is themed as “Mystic Landscape “ which shall become a signature landscape feature and reinforce the strong iconic identity of the Hotel development. Selection of native plants are further enhancing the Chengdu reference and Gingko trees are used throughout. Form and colour of the local Ginkgo tree� is also adopted as a design inspiration for various hardscape features such as planters, paving and water features. Natural dynamics such as wind and sound are introduced throughout an artificial mist pond and plantations of Bamboo along the river bank.

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WindMark Landscape Design Services Hotel and Resort

Location: Client:

Port St. Joe, Florida, USA The St. Joe Company

WindMark is a 2,000-acre single-family residential community developed by St. Joe Towns & Resorts along the Gulf of Mexico in Port St. Joe, Florida. Atkins provided landscape design in the north Florida vernacular, respecting and preserving the native ecosystem while incorporating design elements found in northwest Florida. Atkins provided design concepts and construction drawings for a community pool, sales center, entry, and open space. The concept for this project emphasized the use of native plant material and regional detailing.

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Falcon’s nest Hotel and Resort

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands Peter Island Resort 1.5 acres Completed

In 2005, Atkins was hired to provide full landscape architectural design services for the development of Falcon’s Nest, an exclusive resort condominium development, located on a pristine and steep hilltop site overlooking the Caribbean Sea on Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands. Falcon’s Nest covers nearly 1.5 acres and is comprised of three resort-style residences with a main house of approximately 5000 s.f., and two ancillary residences, approximately 1800 s.f. each. Atkins developed a tropical site plan concept with the focal point of a 1900 s.f. lagoon style pool. The site plan also included two spas, a 28’ diameter thatched roof tiki hut over the swim-up bar, outdoor stone terraces, a heavy timber and metal ornamental entrance gate, a timber arbor covered walk connecting the villas, specialty paving, sculptural art pieces, comprehensive site lighting scheme, rustic planters and lush tropical landscaping. Additionally, a large and nearly vertical gunite wall existed on site to prevent hillside erosion.

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Atkins developed a concept to paint and sculpt the wall to resemble natural rock outcroppings that imitate native stone found throughout the island to further enhance the tropical theme. Three levels of themed treatment were defined to provide the most visual impact where needed. Atkins provided design services ranging from conceptual development through final design and construction administration.


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Tencent Wuhan R&D Centre Project Institutional

Location: China Client: Tencent Scale: 56,000 sqm Status: Concept Design competition

The landscape design responds directly to the usage and people movement on the site. The green corridors traverse the site from North to South, ranging from grass to farming plants. These green paths are combined with stone-plates that invite people to walk along the waterfront promenades and they bridge the areas of staff drop-off and the VIP entrance area in the front of the site. The drop-off zones are organised on the West and East side of the site. Both entrances share a grand lobby area, reaching from west to east, enriched with a wide sculptural staircase. Water channels that enter the site are combined with green corridors and wooden pathways into the lake. A wooden waterfront promenade draws a transversal circulation along the site “sawing� the water corridors. These water features and trees contribute to reduce wind speed, and temperature, and thus improve the micro climate around the site. The green corridors are semiprivate spaces for both employees and visitors, used for recreation and relaxation as part of the amenities and first floor.

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The unique location of the site has triggered a landscape concept that is based on a blue system: A series of surface-water and rain-water collectors are connected through a series of vegetated swales. They will conduct the water through a series of retention ponds and sedimentation ponds. Clean water will be returned to the lake,improving the current water quality.The development‘s cooling system, a closed loop aquifer system is part of the blue system by using the lake water as a heat exchange device. The adequate water body of the lake makes this an efficient, sustainable and low cost option.The blue system strategy implies the re-use of water for landscape irrigation. A different and unique habitat is created at each of the stages in it. Reperian areas correspond to the first stages, 100%unpurified waters, whereas lillium and nympheas grow in the cleaner ponds. A microhabitat of different species appears in the swales, depending on the seasonal amount of water. The waterrelatedlandscape is also applied on a bigger scale to the architectural volumes, with an amphibious landscape scheme that would allow temporary flooding of defined parts of the site.

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Bank Of China Headquarters Institutional

Location: China Client: Bank of China Chongqing Scale: 41,000 sqm Status: Under construction

The Landscape concept is following the theme of a north-south grain running through the site with the analogy of geological formations on which the building is supported. The grain is emphasized by the paving patterns, walls, steps and water features. Elements within the landscape which by necessity are required to cross the grain are designed to have transparent or minimal visual impact, such as glass balustrades and terracing planes falling away from the eye avoiding visual obstruction. Water and feature walls as two major features dominate the site landscape: water as a linking element throughout the site and having a primary sensory role and representing well-being, prosperity and lift; feature walls create a sense of place, emphasis the geological grain running through the site, interact with level changes and represent stability, longevity and strength.

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Arcapita Headquarters Institutional

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Manama Bahrain Arcapita Bank 43,000 sqm Completed

The eight storey Arcapita Headquarters building is one of two flagship structures to be constructed on the reclaimed Bahrain Bay landmass. The landscape component covers both internal and external planting from concept through to detailed design. The proposal is unique in the Middle East as the building is based around a steel framed structure that hangs from the roof rather than supported from the ground. Two concrete cores are founded on a traditional raft and pile foundation and across the top of these cores span substantial roof trusses from which all the offices will hang. Complementing the modern and minimalist look of the architecture and interiors, the planting design both reinforces the architecture design as well as showcases exotics not usually found in the region. The planting scheme is driven by environmental needs, which strengthen the identity and integrity of the design. Due to the orientation of the building, the lighting requirements for the proposed planting palettes play a key role in the development of the concept design. There is a distinct difference in the lighting conditions of the buildings interiors, where planting on the eastern elevation will be subject to sunny conditions, whilst those on the western façade will be in shady conditions for most of the day. As such, design considerations and maintenance regimes are critical to the success of the plant growth stages. The species selected have been chosen for their growth culture as well as their water and maintenance requirements. The play on differing heights is another key design element. The sizes, forms and locations of the proposed species are used to highlight and dramatise the height and volume of internal spaces. The arrangement of each element – both hard and soft – is carefully balanced for one to fully appreciate individual character as well as to create a playful rhythm. A predominantly green colour palette enhances this character, while subtle tonal and textural variations complement forms and colours in the surroundings.

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Nalanda University Landscape Design Public Area

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Nalanda, India Nalanda University 184 ha Competition

Nalanda’s landscape design emphasizes on the man-nature relationship where nature is inspiring and interaction with nature is encouraged. We believe the ascetics should have minimal conflict with the natural and social environment. The landscape design for Nalanda University makes also reference to the many physical landscape elements of the manmade farmland which includes both natural and cultural values of the region. Existing nalla’s and drain channels on site are characterized by their fertile embankments where a dense and high mixtures of species grown. These dense planted green-strokes function as barriers between parcels and become the perfect refuge for local fauna and flora. Water ponds with vegetated edges and fluctuating water levels throughout the seasons are integrally part of this dynamic landscape. Active recreation is provided in open courtyard where small sportsgrounds are accommodated such as basketball and volleyball. Densely planted courtyards provide shade for outside gathering and passive recreation.

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MARA Asia Aerospace City Research Centre

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MARA Ongoing

The Landscape design for Asia Aerospace city aims to reinforce the strong physical identity of the project seen from the air. The linear patterns in the landscape symbolize wind streams derived from aviation models. A sensitive open space design has been achieved by using several solar and wind simulations throughout the design process to enhance the comfort and quality of spaces. Spaces with less solar access hours can be used for outdoor activity area to avoid overheating. The solar access hours also indicate the appropriate locations for vegetation and water features. Some species require more sunshine but some require less. The study helps the designer to identify most suitable location for different species so as to guarantee their healthy growth and eliminate cost for replacement.

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Hanking Peak Boulevard Landscape Design Residential

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Shenzhen, China Hanking Group 27,700 sqm Under construction

The site is located in Shenzhen near Shekou port, and covers an area of 27,700 square meters on a pristine hill side. The project consists 4 high rise residential towers and 22 low rise condominium units overlooking the harbour and low plane urban areas. Along east-west direction the site contains a narrow central landscape area with major shaded green spaces and activity areas. The overall landscape patterns are inspired on the unique landforms and typical geological morphology which can be retrieved along Southern China coastal areas. The site exposes many similar rock features, some in a very weathered condition. These unique geological features and landscape characteristics are driving the overall landscape design concept of Hanking Peak Boulevard and landscape details.

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Materials are sensitively chosen and applied in layered patterns, while paved areas are designed in parallel patterns, similar to the layered rock formations. The existing dense green mountainous backdrop is extended into the developed area, by a selective palette of native trees and shrub layers. Existing mountain water ways are also extended in to the project. Although diverted into engineered underground systems, man made waterfalls and shallow streams are meandering through the central green space in order to retain the idyllic and calming atmosphere of the existing landscape.


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Wanning Residential Sale Office Residential

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Hainan, China CITIC Group 5,000 sqm Completed

The landscape design aims to compliment to the spatial characteristics of the sales building and integrates environmental friendly design solutions to achieve a sustainable and low maintenance green space. The scale of the garden spaces aim to create an intimate and comfortable environment by incorporating pathways, and small terraces. A diverse and floral planting palette emphasises the tropical characteristics of this resort destination. Hardscape elements such as pebbles, volcanic rock and gravel are sensitively used to create a rustic but sophisticated combination of materials with local reference. A main central water features, with cascading water welcomes guests at the arrival of the sales building. The sound of falling water and reflection of water ripples against the building facades are typical eco-aesthetics which are adopted along the residential and commercial components of this development. The main water feature extends to the outdoor terraces and is surrounded with a variety of mature palms, lawn areas and themed garden spaces. A main cascading water feature is sensitively integrated in the garden space in order to become a main attraction visual from the interior spaces of the sales building. The creative integration of the hard and softscape elements along the sales pavilion become an inspiration for the landscape design along the remaining components of the development.

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Star Yue Coast Residential Development Residential

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Hainan, China CITIC Group 58,700 sqm Under construction

The Residential development takes great advantages of its prime location with perfect sea views. Adjacent retail facilities and outdoor dining functions contribute to the great position of the project. Throughout the master planning process, Atkins took a sensitive design approach by considering the scale of the site, positioning of buildings and accessibility. These functional design requirements are woven into lush tropical landscape patterns in order to create a quality environment where residents can enjoy a ‘living holiday’ experience. The overall landscape design approach considered low maintenance and sustainable design principles in order to cater for seasonal tourism requirements. An efficient maintenance and management program is obtained by providing native plant species which require relatively low maintenance without jeopardizing the aesthetic values of. This resulted in reduced irrigation, limited use of fertilizers or pruning and trimming costs.

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Ocean Wave Garden Residential

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Hainan, China CITIC Group 15,000 sqm Under construction

The landscape design is characterized by an informal layout and lorganic patterns , connecting each of the functional spaces of the development. The landscape patterns are in contract with the low building ratio and formal layout of the architectural components, aiming to create a lush and dynamic tropical park landscape. A sensitive design approach towards public and private interfaces is adopted through use of buffer areas or clusters of dense trees. A central open lawn caters for a multi- functional space, while intimate and theme gardens are enclosed with limited views. An overall diverse planting palette aims to create a botanic garden feeling with wide assortment of palms and floral species where residents can enjoy quality living thought-out the seasons.

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Star Yue Coast Commercial Street Residential

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Hainan, China CITIC Group 18,300 sqm Construction

Wanning Star Yue Coast commercial area aims to create a unique shopping experience for residents and tourists. This pedestrian shopping street provides a diversity of shops and restaurants where people can experience local goods, handicrafts and flavours. The landscape layout , including paving patterns and softscape strategies, are inspired on the textures and patterns of native fabrics. Materials such as volcanic rock or pebbles are all locally sources to give a unique identity to the space. A central plaza accommodates an interactive water feature while the grand lawn area will provide grand ocean views.

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Wanning Junlinhai Residential Residential

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Wanning, China Hainan, Yaoxing Co. Ltd 9.42ha Under construction

The Hainan Wanning Junlinhai waterfront residential area is the key seaside resort of CITIC Group; this development’s area is very big so that it have to be developed phase by phase; Atkins landscape and architectural design team participate in the design to provide professional knowledge and perspective, together with client to create a modern upscale resort district. Trying to create the southeast landscape environment through introduction of palm trees, features sculptures, the pool of free boundary and diverse Southeast Asian vegetation. The combination of varies of elements, such as the organic arrangement, integrated layout, connection in-between architecture and landscape, the spatial variation, visual connection, all these have been set accordingly with the project.

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Qing Long Zui Development Residential

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Chengdu, China Sichuan He Bang Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. 103, 257 sqm Schematic Design

Living in the Park, the Landscape design for Qing Long Zhui provides the perfect blend between the man-made landscape and it’s natural surroundings. Similar to a Chinese landscape painting which illustrates a journey through a mountainous terrain, the project integrates a sequence of experiences and events within an idyllic setting. A variety of terraced spaces cater for typical local lifestyle activities enhancing the quality living environment for residents. A strong focus for landscape details adopts local patterns and textures in a variety of landscape elements complimenting to the sensitive integration of local cultural characteristics.

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Le Tian Hua Development Residential

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Chengdu, China Sichuan He Bang Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. 103,257 sqm Schematic Design

Le Tian Hua Landscape design adopts a unique and contemporary landscape approach inspired by traditional building features and typical local lifestyle. A design vision with strong emphasis on cultural values is applied on both commercial and residential areas of the development. The design is driven by 3 cultural elements; ‘Tea culture’, ‘Window patterns’ and ‘Courtyards’. These elements are not only adopted in the overall layout of the design but also integrated in the various landscape features. Sichuan is famous for it’s tea culture and especially the local “emeimaofeng” is one of the most famous teas. Paving and way finding elements adopt various patterns of famous tea leaves while courtyards are named to famous tea’s. Traditional Chinese window frames are not only adopted in the façade treatments but used within the landscape spaces in order to create semi transparent screens and partitions. Design of Pavilions, seating elements and paving design is also inspired by these traditional window patterns. Sichuan spaces are often characterized by “alley’s and yards” which result in more relaxing living areas. Le Tian Hua development accommodates similar layout and spaces, complimented with a rich landscape program which includes both passive and active forms of recreation. Le Tian Hua aims for a quality living environment which celebrates local traditions and lifestyle within a contemporary development.

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Sea Group Longquan Residential Residential

Location: Client: Scale: Status:

Chengdu, China Sea Group 182,450 sqm Detail Design

The project is located in Chengdu Longquan District, about 24 km from the centre of Chengdu. Longquan Residential Development at Plot A1 aims to provide a high-end residential including community facilities, retail and school for the district. The project is a Neo Classic Style which expresses the classical style in a contemporary way to make the project in an elegant classical style as well as with contemporary vitality. The illustration way will be mainly from Art Deco and Art Nouveau. The landscape design inspiration comes from the colourful water cascade and terrace in Jiuzhaigou as well as bamboo forest in Chengdu. The natural elements will be brought into the residential landscape to create characteristic outdoor spaces and pleasant environment. Based on the architectural layout plan, landscape zones will be defined and characteristic landscape will be established for each zone.

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Belle Ville Park Residence Landscape Master Plan Residential

Location: India Client: Wave Infratech Pvt Ltd Scale: 194,249 sqm Status: Concept Design Belle Ville Park Residence is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh district, about 13km from the city centre of New Delhi. It is located in the heart of Noida and designated as a downtown city level commercial centre. The site is to be developed as a high end villa development targeting the most premium segment. The development comprises club house, community garden and villas. Landscape planning and design takes considerations of ecological environment, creation of luxury living spaces and cost-effectiveness. The design concept is inspired by the traditional step well in India. It is transformed into interlocking landscape gardens to create interesting living spaces for the development. Diverse planting selection with native species is introduced to create a series of gardens with different themes. With careful design and considerations both on functions and visual effects, an unique character has been established for the overall development and a series of comfortable open spaces have been provided for enjoying various outdoor activities with family and friends.

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Belle Ville Park Residence - Villa Garden Residential

Location: India Client: Wave Infratech Pvt Ltd Scale: 194,249 sqm Status: Concept Design

Belle Ville Park Residence is located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh district, about 13km from the city centre of New Delhi. It is located in the heart of Noida and designated as a downtown city level commercial center. The site is to be developed as a high end villa development targeting the most premium segment. Different types of villas are proposed for the projects. An integrated landscape design approach has been adopted into the villa spaces including basement entries, ground floor entries and roof gardens. By introducing hanging planter and vertical greening, the proposed sunken garden will become a key landscape feature connecting the basement entry space and the ground floor entry space. By proposing the Smart Pools with a built in Integrated Box which contains the complete filtration equipment, the roof garden space will be fully used for creating timber deck and lounge seating to form a comfortable and pleasant outdoor leisure area for the residents.

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A sensitive and cost effective landscape design approach has been adopted to create a unique arrival experience for residents who park their car below podium level. Special design attention is given towards the villa entrances located within the carpark as these areas will be daily frequented by residents. Local natural materials are used with a diverse range of texture at the entry areas and wall elevations. The space is naturally ventilated through an opening which has been provided within the podium structure to improve air quality and allow natural light to punch through. The void space is sensitively integrated within the landscape areas and greening is maximized through the integrated planters which allow for both hanging and climbing plants to flourish. The sensitive landscape approach and innovative greening ideas which are integrated throughout the project have contributed to the success of the project. The design methodology relied on a proper site analysis and assessment of the architectural massing at all stages of the design process. This includes analysis on solar orientation, soil types, wind patterns, seasonal conditions and overall climate. A “hands- on� approach and regular coordination with project architects and engineers have enabled the design team to overcome the greatest landscape design challenges. Atkins has created an efficient landscape which is not only responsive to the environment but also aims to develop a healthy community and which responds to today’s demands of luxury living.

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The Wave MUSCAT - P12 Courtyard Residential

Location: Oman Client: The Wave MUSCAT Scale: 11,000 sqm Status: Concept Design

The Wave, Muscat is a thriving freehold title waterfront community spread along a stunning 6km stretch of coast in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The Wave, Muscat offers outstanding lifestyle and leisure experiences that comprises residential properties interspersed with green spaces, pedestrian walkways and inland waterways, exciting retail and dining facilities. The landscape concept for P12 Courtyard Landscape is inspired by “Wadi” (Arabic: ‫يداو‬‎ wādī) which is the Arabic term traditionally referring to a dry riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain or simply an intermittent stream. A Wadi provides various functional needs and comfort to local communities and is often considered as an important gathering space. The landscape design incorporates similar values which enhances the sense of community and quality living. The integrated man-made waterscape provides a diverse range of water experiences such as a kids pool, lap-pool, Jacuzzi’s, shallow splash pool, interactive water spouts and a floating sun deck. Different levels are introduced in the courtyard to create a diverse experience and to address structural constraints of the basement slab. A lush planting palette and semi-transparent feature walls create privacy and visual effect towards the swimming pool landscape.

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Our Landscape teams across the Asia Pacific encompass a complementary range of skills and are supported by inhouse specialised teams with unique expertise. From analysis, planning and detail design through to the marketing and publicity of a project our Landscape Architects and Urban Designers complete the composition of any project team.

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