Biodiversity project launches in Hong Kong
The Urban Land Institute has completed its first biodiversity park in Hong Kong.
Supported by Bank of America and Swire Properties, ULI has created a 4,000 sq ft urban park at The Loop, an exhibition centre in Swire’s Taikoo Place development.
The project forms part of ULI’s efforts to activate and green urban spaces in Hong Kong. The ULI and volunteers have applied research, case studies, workshops and now this pilot project to focus on the importance of urban greening to improve environmental and social sustainability in the high-density city.
The new park uses a wide variety of native plant species, housed in over 20 custom-built upcycled timber planters which also provide seating. Other projects are set to follow through the BoA-supported scheme.
Meanwhile, at The Loop at Pacific Place in Hong Kong, Swire has partnered with Deloitte to launch its fifth urban farm in the city. The developer said the project would repurpose food waste (as compost) and add an amenity for office workers in Pacific Place.