This month has seen the start of construction on the Atkins-designed IMX (International Merchandise Exchange) Corporate Campus in Shanghai
Located in the busy Hongqiao Central Business District in Shanghai, China, Atkins provided detailed design and façade design for the buildings. Covering an area of around 165,000 sq-m, the bespoke corporate campus sits at the heart of the greater IMX masterplan offering a variety of office facilities. Features of the design will include contemporary flexible office layouts and the latest in video conferencing technologies.
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." It is hoped that the project will set a new standard for the corporate campus sector by incorporating building layout and modular architecture. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.