Work starts on Atkins-designed IMX Corporate Campus in Shanghai

Construction has begun on the IMX (International Merchandise Exchange) corporate campus in the Hongqiao Central Business District in Shanghai, China. 

UK consultant Atkins provided detailed design and façade design for the buildings (pictured) for client, King Wai. Atkins has been working as the IMX project masterplanner since 2013. 

Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.

The campus is designed to attract companies involved in international trade and the burgeoning e-commerce sector in China, said Steven Smit, Atkins’ design director for the IMX project.

Covering a gross floor area of 165,000 s qm, the campus "will set a new standard for the corporate campus sector in integrating transport, building layout and modular architecture", Atkins said.

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."

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