London, UK – Following the international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP).
CECEP is the country's leading company initiating and funding projects with a focus on renewable energy technologies. Continuing their commitment to renewable energy and environmental conservation, the new CECEP headquarters in Shanghai has been designed to be the 'greenest' building in the city with sustainability embedded into every aspect of its design and construction to achieve more than 90 credits in China's exacting Three Star Green Building Rating system - the highest score for any building in Shanghai. The 218,000 square metres headquarters sets new benchmarks for the city in energy conservation, energy efficiency and sustainability. Located adjacent to the Yangpu Bridge on the Huangpu River, the design responds to its riverfront site and is defined by the history and dynamism of Shanghai.
A mixed-use urban campus of three office towers, shopping, dining and leisure facilities linked together by a park that connects directly with the city, the new headquarters echoes CECEP's commitment to environmental education by creating vital new public spaces for its staff and neighbouring communities to enjoy the natural world.