Our Logo – The Ginkgo Tree...
What it represents.
The ginkgo tree is one of the world’s oldest and most robust living objects. Described by Charles Darwin as a "living fossil" in his 1859 'Origin of Species', the label reflects the fact that the gingko has survived since Jurassic times, with fossils recognisably related to the modern ginkgo tree dating back some 270 million years.
Some ginkgo trees alive today are said to be 3,000 years old. The ginkgo tree really showed its unflinching tenacity by surviving the Hiroshima atomic blast in 1945. When the atomic bomb was unleashed on Hiroshima almost every living thing perished, however the ginkgo trees were merely charred and returned to full health. These same ginkgo trees live to this day. For these reasons, the ginkgo tree is seen by many as one of nature's greatest wonders.
We feel in business you need to show this relentlessness and tenacity in the face of challenge and adversity, and as such we chose the ginkgo tree as a symbol of our strength and perseverance.
We have an obligation to build buildings that are beautiful, sustainable, and in harmony with both the landscape and the environment. The buildings we build today, like ginkgo trees, will be around for a long time after we are dead and gone.