China Investment Corporation, Beijing Building, Jiangsu Chenhui, Tangshan Province, Chinese Project
China Investment Corporation in Beijing
Tangshan Masterplan – design by Keppie Architects
20 Dec 2011
China Investment Corporation in Beijing – Tangshan Province Masterplan
Design: Keppie, Architects
KEPPIE CONTINUES TO BUILD IN CHINA
The international architects’ practice, Keppie Design, has ended 2011 with two major project wins in China.
Keppie has secured a mixed-use masterplanning project in Tangshan province for a prominent local developer, Jiangsu Chenhui. The project contains hotels, retail, office, spa resort & health clubs, residential apartments and luxury residential villas. The development will cover 160,000 sqm with buildings being restricted to a maximum of 6 storeys. The project is a part of the new Tangshan Hotspring development masterplan.
Keppie is also developing designs for the China Investment Corporation in Beijing. The 60-storey commercial tower is within the newly planned Central Business District of Beijing, on a prominent plot facing Chang’an Street. The building is 240m high and has 150,000sqm floor area.
After opening a Hong Kong office six months ago, Keppie has continued to build on two years of success with more than 20 commissions won so far in China. The first Keppie win in the fastest developing country on earth was the new Huangshan Theatre in Anhui province, which is now being built and will be completed in 2012.
In the UK, the practice has recently been bucking the market trend by recruiting new staff to respond to its growing order book. The international portfolio and several UK projects including the “Grade A” speculative office development St Vincent Plaza in Glasgow for Abstract and the Cramlington Hospital project in the North east of England have all ensured that practice will start 2012 with a growing team.
Keppie’s Design Director, David Ross, said: “ These are exciting times for Keppie Design. After a couple of very challenging years due to the global economic situation there’s a real buzz around the offices again. The strength of Keppie’s design work and our track record for delivery means the practice is regularly winning work internationally and at home.“
Keppie is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice incorporating architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and urban design. Keppie has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness, Belfast and Manchester. The practice has particular strengths in the education, commercial and health & wellbeing sectors.
With its 150 year history, Keppie maintains a leading position within a constantly evolving industry. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Honeyman and John Keppie are all part of Keppie’s rich architectural history.
Today, Keppie’s clients include leading public and private sector organisations across the UK while the practice is increasingly delivering work in overseas markets. Over the past year Keppie has delivered projects in Europe, North Africa the Middle East and Asia.
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