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December 12 2011

Keppie secure twin China contracts
Keppie Design has secured two major project wins in China – a mixed use masterplanning project in Tangshan province and a sixty storey tower for China Investment Corporation in Beijing.

Tangshan will contain a mixture of hotels, retail, office, leisure and housing on 160,000sq/m of land adjacent to local hot springs whilst the Beijing project will see 150,000sq/m of floorspace stacked inside a 240m high tower.

The work comes on the back of the practices Hong Kong office, which opened just six months ago. In that time the practice has gone on to secure 20 Chinese commissions.

In the UK the practice has been recruiting new staff on the back of new projects such as St Vincent Plaze in Glasgow and Cramlington Hospital in the north-east of England.   

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."
Building heights at Tangshan will be restricted to six storeys
Building heights at Tangshan will be restricted to six storeys
No such limitations are set by the China Investment Corporation
No such limitations are set by the China Investment Corporation

11 Comments

Stuart
#1 Posted by Stuart on 13 Dec 2011 at 12:30 PM
Please someone take away Keppies 3D software.
Little stuart
#2 Posted by Little stuart on 13 Dec 2011 at 13:05 PM
Stuart wake up. Clients want it, competitions demand it, competition entries in a global recession competing against 100s of architects worldwide need it. These proposals look good and these days 3d images are a great way to sell scheme (note i did not say ONLY way, but a very usefull tool). Save your scrooge comments for elsewhere. Hope you have a lovely Christmas! :)
pob
#3 Posted by pob on 13 Dec 2011 at 13:51 PM
at least sends a shock up the usual pre maddonas inner circle
bobby
#4 Posted by bobby on 13 Dec 2011 at 16:28 PM
The building that finishes the prespective in the second CGI is just fantastic, and all CGIs are good too, well done Keppie.
James
#5 Posted by James on 13 Dec 2011 at 17:19 PM
dont see anything inovative or new or unusual in these designs.keppie have'nt recovered from two years challenging times at all if they are scrounging round the world for scraps of work like these. just masages the bosses ego so they can pretnd their international jet setting business men.
Stuart
#6 Posted by Stuart on 13 Dec 2011 at 18:24 PM
#2 Don't have a problem with 3D software, at all.
eh
#7 Posted by eh on 14 Dec 2011 at 08:48 AM
#5... if this is "scraps of work", id like to see your portfolio!
Bella MacGlinchey
#8 Posted by Bella MacGlinchey on 14 Dec 2011 at 11:14 AM
I like this.

Well done Keppie!

@James - I dont see anything innovative or new comming out of the likes of any other scottish practices. In fact some of you guys on your high horses are unemployed or just insolvent arent you?

Bah humbug.
Steven B
#9 Posted by Steven B on 14 Dec 2011 at 11:40 AM
Love it. I would go so far to suggest that Keppie Design move their whole practice to China.
Stuart
#10 Posted by Stuart on 14 Dec 2011 at 11:46 AM
#9 60 years of Communism, violent class struggle, political paralysis and the Cultural Revolution. You don't think they have suffered enough?
AJ
#11 Posted by AJ on 14 Dec 2011 at 19:47 PM
Nice one Keppie, keep up the good work.

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