Construction Begins on Atkins-designed IMX Corporate Campus in Shanghai
July 13, 2015—Construction has begun on the Atkins-designed IMX (International Merchandise Exchange) corporate campus located in the prestigious Hongqiao Central Business District in Shanghai, China. Atkins provided detailed design and façade design for the buildings.
Steven Smit, Atkins’ design director for the IMX project, said: “With this development our client King Wai aims to attract companies involved in international trade and the burgeoning e-commerce sector in China. We find this project particularly exciting for its potential to drive our client’s business growth.”
Covering a gross floor area of 165,000sqm, the IMX bespoke corporate campus is located at the heart of the overall IMX masterplan. A variety of high quality office facilities that incorporate contemporary and flexible office layouts with the latest video conferencing technologies are planned. The project will set a new standard for the corporate campus sector in integrating transport, building layout and modular architecture.
Steven Hill, Atkins’ associate director and IMX project leader, said: “We’ve worked closely with the client over the course of nine months to transform the commercial vision for this project into an iconic architectural design with the theme ‘Dressed for Success’, and put it into implementation.”
Atkins has been working in partnership with King Wai Group on IMX project as the project masterplanner since 2013. The construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
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