Benoy is proud to announce it has won the international conceptual design competition to deliver the future Alibaba Jiangsu Headquarters in Nanjing, China. The major industrial project was announced as it broke ground with an official ceremony on 12 October overseen by Alibaba Group.
Stephen Chow, director at Benoy and leader of the winning competition team said,
“This is an incredibly exciting win for Benoy. Alibaba Group are a revolutionary organisation and to be a part of designing and shaping their future is a huge testament to innovative and cutting-edge nature of Benoy’s Team.”
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang as well as leaders of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Nanjing Municipal Party. Benoy Director and competition leader, Stephen Chow along with Benoy’s Global Director Trevor Vivian represented Benoy.
Alibaba launched the international design competition for this major project in March 2018 with Benoy eventually appointed as the winner of the highly-contested design bid.
The Alibaba Jiangsu Headquarters is a major mixed-used development with a total investment value of over eight billion yuan. Covering a construction area of 850,000m², the scheme will accommodate approximately 30,000 people once complete. The first phase of the development is due complete in 2023.
The project is situated in Jianye Hexi in Nanjing, sits adjacent to the Metro Line 7 and the Ninghe Intercity Line Transfer Station.
The Alibaba Jiangsu Headquarters will deliver an internet industry community based on the concept of smart architecture and strongly support Alibaba’s localisation and industrial chain development plans. The development is set to become an interactive gathering destination for the leading e-commerce giant and a showcase of the offline experience Alibaba’s innovative businesses can offer.