Scheme to be built in existing technology park
Work has begun on a new centre for high-tech firms in Shanghai designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the Danish practice behind the City of Westminster College in London.
The new centre sits on the edge of Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, a state level economic and technological development east of Shanghai city centre. It is home to around 1,200 domestic and overseas high-tech companies.
It will support high-tech firms and connect local and overseas university graduates and enterprises and act as an accelerator for new technology in China.
The project – the third collaboration between the architect and developer Caohejing – is expected to complete in 2020.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Westminster college opened in 2011 but three years later the firm shut its London office.