The 3rd China International Import Expo and Hongqiao International Economic Forum will be held in Shanghai from November 5th to November 10th. Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission delivered a essential speech at the opening ceremony via video. He pointed out that China will firmly expands its opening-up with every aspect with the beliefs of openness, cooperation, unity, and win-win strategy, which will be more efficient to improve the connection of internal and external markets and the sharing of resources, and by this, it will accelerate the Chinese market becoming a world and shared market to everyone, that injects more positive energy into the international community.
The National Exhibition and Convention Center is the China's image, in order to show the welcoming atmosphere during the exhibition, the official decided to take a renovation on landscape outside the venue. DLC is very honored to be entrusted for this project and cooperate with other professional consultants to present a warm and friendly welcoming environment that represents the modern landscape in new era.
The First Session（ 2018 ）- Harvest
第二届（ 2019 ）- 拥抱进博
The Second Session（2019） - Embrace the Expo
Looking to The Future
The theme of the landscape is "THE SEA HOLDS, SHARE THE FEATURE", implying Shanghai's grand inclusiveness and kindness as the host city of the CIIE as well as the China's new looking that inviting all countries to gather for a grand event and prosperous future.
On both sides of west hall, arrays of box-planted trees are not only arranged to highlight the sense of solemnity and ritual but also defines the landscape space, meanwhile, with the cooperation of pot-planted flowers , the warm and promising air of "Sunrise Oriental“ was expressed.
The design of the South Plaza uses four spatial contexts of “Cloud Mountain, Terraced Fields and Flowers, Rivers. Modern Urban Gardens", showing China's splendid and colorful natural beauty from every aspect and reflecting the dialogue between tradition and modernity. The overall plan is unique and innovative in which planting echoes the blue and purple in theme as the base tone (Victoria sage, blue-purple hornbeam, etc.), and yielding autumn with golden yellow grass flowers (sunflower, maidenhair, zinnia, etc.). In addition, a small amount of blue recycled glass are combined to reflect the concept of sustainable environment development.
中轴大道 Central Avenue
（左）立柱镂空文字 Column Hollow Text
（右）立柱夜景 Column Night View
The eight columns at the entrance are designed with two layers of concentric circles. The inner layer is a lumiere lamppost with gradual colors and the outer layer is a prefabricated metal plate with the welcome slogans in languages of the participating countries are carved. The text will be projected on the ground by the light at night, presenting rich and interactive night scene. This is a great installation to welcome all parts of the world to gather in Shanghai for inclusiveness and the internationalization of the CIIE, echoing the theme of the entire design.
The maze garden is based on the texture of the Shanghai city map and uses plants to enclose a characteristic urban labyrinth garden. The plants are closed with Buxus sinica as hedges, and inside is planted with eye-catching Gomphrena globosa, which also brings vividness and liveness as entrance. The river part as a interactive space for guests to take a stroll and photos , is covered with blue recycled glass, which employs and represents the idea of sustainable design, and satisfies the landscape effect at the same time.
漂浮花园 Floating Garden
再生玻璃 Recycle Glass
The floating garden is renovated on the basis of the original pool covered with pebbles, presenting the effect of ripples. The bottom of the pool is covered with different blue and green colors in recycled glass, in cooperation with aquatic plants improving the originally dreadful pool into a well decorated one.
梯田花海 Terrace Gaeden
梯田花海 Terrace Gaeden
The Terraced Field and Flower is inspired by the terraced field landscape of southern China with various species of plants to create a flora sea landscape in different height and colors.
The blue-purple Salvia farinacea and Viola cornuta L., purple Salvia splendens are used as the main base, with yellow Viola cornuta L., Tagetes patula L., sunflower and orange zinnia, evergreen shrub Golden Fragrant Willow, Golden Leaf Sedum, not only brings a balance tone of warm and cold, also provides a and three-dimensional landscape space experience.
云集花园 Cloud Garden
The Cloud Garden is designed and transformed on the existing steps. The large scale of warm color moire pattern gives guests a stunning visual effect. With red and orange zinnias, yellow maidenhair grass, and golden fragrant willows as hedges. The overall warm color gives a lively and flourishing landscape atmosphere.
During the special period, China holds this global trade event as scheduled under the premise of ensuring the safety of epidemic prevention. It really reflects China‘s sincere desire to share market opportunities with the world and promote the recovery of the world economy. The successful host of this event is impossible without the different forms of participation and support of governments, people from all countries, which truly shows the spirit and belief of openness, cooperation, unity, win-win strategy, and sharing.
The smooth progress of this project is inseparable from the genuine guidance and strong support from leaders and officials at all levels, as well as the joint efforts and cooperation of consultants from all parties. All DLC colleagues sincerely wish this conference a great success, and looking forward to working with more colleagues to explore positive, innovative and sustainable design, and to support and shape a harmonious coexistence environment, for the public and the society with more positive energy.
Name of the project : THE 3RD CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO TEMPORARY FLORA DESIGN
Client: NECC( Shanghai )
Direct : Shanghai Landscaping & City Appearance Administrative Bureau
Project location : No.333, Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai
Landscape Design : Design Land Collaborative Ltd
Assisting Consultant: Shanghai Beyond Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd
Design year : 2020
Year Built : 2020