Construction to start on Atkins-designed Cloud Computing Industry Park in China

11 June 2014 (Last Updated June 11th, 2014 18:30)

Construction of the Cloud Computing Industry Park in Karamay in the Xinjiang province of China, is set to begin on 15 June.

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Construction of the Cloud Computing Industry Park in Karamay in the Xinjiang province of China, is set to begin on 15 June.

The modular and cost-effective design is based on the Chinese China Three-Star green building system, and was developed by Atkins with building information management (BIM) system.

The eco-friendly park will be spread across an area of 50,000m² and will host many software companies, modular buildings and social spaces.

The partly pre-fabricated modular buildings will link together and reduce exposure to high summer temperatures in the region.

Atkins Shanghai architecture design director Steven Smit said the company's challenge was to design collaborative contemporary spaces to help attract a new growth industry to the region.

"The project highlights Atkins' leadership as a multidisciplinary consultant, able to pull in skills from architecture, landscape design and sustainability teams."

"The innovative 'binary' master plan approach enables our client to grow the park in further stages within a flexible modular system. The project highlights Atkins' leadership as a multidisciplinary consultant, able to pull in skills from architecture, landscape design and sustainability teams," Smit said.

In addition to the latest development at Karamay city, Atkins helped the city by providing development consultancy services to prepare the City Diversification Strategy in 2011.

The company also provided designs for the new transport hub, central business district, motor city zone, as well as a new park, lake and bridge in the Karamay city.

The first phase of the Cloud Computing Industry Park will be completed in 2015.


Image: Ariel view of the Cloud Computing Industry Park in Karamay, China. Photo: courtesy of Atkins.