Sweco develops high-tech urban district in southern China

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Sweco has been chosen to develop a new high-tech park on the island of Hainan in southern China. The area will be a new landmark for China and a model for innovation, sustainable design and technology that will attract international tech companies.

“We are very proud to be able to contribute our expertise in architecture and sustainable urban planning to an assignment that will impact many people for many years to come,” said Daan Cedergren, acting President of Sweco Architects in Sweden.

Sweco won the assignment in an international competition and inauguration is planned to take place in 2024. Sweco’s architects are responsible for planning and landscaping and will also design all the buildings in the area. The total construction area is 500,000 square metres.

“It’s a huge, very demanding project. Implementing it during a pandemic is a highly unusual challenge. Our architects use an integrated, complex planning process that provides unique sustainable values. At the same time, we keep learning from the efficiency and development ambitions of the Chinese stakeholders,” said Cedergren.

Besides a “Future Office Park”, the assignment comprises buildings for research and development, housing, commerce, schools and a hospital. Several of Sweco’s areas of expertise are involved and nearly 100 architects from Sweco are working on the assignment. 

“Sweco has worked with sustainable development projects in China for 20 years and has been responsible for many interesting urban planning projects around the country. That we are able to work comprehensively from planning to landscaping, architecture and interior design as in this project, is always extra enjoyable,” said Christer Stenmark, Director of International Operations at Sweco Architects in Sweden.

The client is Hainan Future Office Park Investment and Holding Co., Ltd and the first phase is worth SEK 85–100 million to Sweco.

For additional information, please contact:

Daan Cedergren, Acting President, Sweco Architects in Sweden, +46 (0) 73 412 95 82, daan.cedergren@sweco.se

Christer Stenmark, Director of International Operations, Sweco Architects in Sweden, +46 (0) 70 553 95 40, christer.stenmark@sweco.se

Sofie Sidoli, Head of PR and Press, Sweco Sweden, +46 (0)10-484 50 20, sofie.sidoli@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 17,500 employees in Europe, we offer our clients the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 20.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com.


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