I have 14 years’ experience and have worked in the UK, Germany and China. I have been involved in many international projects and competitions, for instance Tempelhof Park in Berlin, CBD Central Park in Beijing, and Shi Ling Park in Chengdu. Currently, I am working on the schematic design for a new ecological park for the Eden Project in Qingdao, China – their first overseas venture.
I love this quote by Milan Kundera: “The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.” Landscape is not static; time plays a major role in our work. As a landscape architect, my goal is to create more sustainable environments that enrich experiences and reconnect people to nature.
When I am not designing, I enjoy attending exhibitions and talks to gain inspiration from different disciplines and be carried away by surprises.
Toulouse. The beautiful artisan facades weathered over decades, pink roofs, plazas, markets, streetscapes, lush promenades along the river, plus French culture and cuisine, making it a very charming city all year long.
Andy Goldsworthy and Charles Jencks, these two giants inspired me to study landscape architecture.
Calton Hill. The panoramic view there is open, diverse and rich. Simply mesmerising.