HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 4 September 2018
- Following a momentous 70th year in 2017,
Benoy celebrated its 10 year anniversary in Shanghai on 30 August.
Alongside a newly unveiled design studio and a collection of openings
and completions, Benoy Shanghai has also shown it is looking to the future with
a portfolio of significant projects which aim to shape the next decade for
the design studio in China.
Tom Cartledge (Benoy CEO), Qin Pang (Benoy Director, Head of Shanghai Studio), Graham Cartledge (Benoy Chairman), John Edwards (British Consul-General in Shanghai) and Simon Wong (Benoy Director) cut the ribbon to officially open Benoy's expanded Shanghai studio
Shanghai on the rise
Benoy established its first studio
outside of the UK in Hong Kong in 2002,
opening the gateway to the Asia Pacific region. Building upon a suite of
successful collaborations and projects being delivered in China from Hong Kong,
Benoy founded its studio in Shanghai in 2008. Established by a small team,
Benoy set down roots on Nanjing Road with support from colleagues from the Hong
Kong and London studios. Today, this small founding team is still with Benoy --
Qin Pang, now Director and Head of Shanghai, alongside Emi Wang, Carrie Mei,
Wei Tang and Sherry Wu.
Shanghai ICC and iAPM -- Designed by Benoy and home to Benoy's Shanghai studio
From a small team of five, the
Shanghai studio has undergone immense growth over the last decade. The team now
numbers almost 80 and works from a newly refurbished studio within
a development designed by Benoy, ICC Shanghai.
am incredibly proud to have been one of our first founding members and to still
be working alongside the same team that joined Benoy Shanghai back in 2008,"
said Qin Pang. "The milestone we celebrate
today is a testament to Benoy's culture as a global family as well as
the talent and commitment of our team and the partners we work with."
A compelling portfolio
The expansion of the Shanghai
studio and team reflects the growing portfolio of work undertaken by Benoy. The
team has celebrated a number of project completions in 2018 including the
twin tower development The
New Bund World Trade Center (Phase I) in the Qiantan
Central Business District, the innovative retail village Joy
City in Hangzhou,
as well as the upcoming Alibaba HQ in Hongqiao.
see so many of the Shanghai team's designs coming to completion in the 10th anniversary
year is a wonderful moment for Benoy. There's no better way to celebrate
their success over the last decade than to see this work, both completed and on
the drawing board, actively shaping the cities in which we work," said Tom Cartledge,
CEO of Benoy.
Benoy's Shanghai team is also busy
designing its next generation of projects. The conversion of a waterfront
ice factory into a retail-led destination in Nanjing,
Center in Hangzhou and a Science
and Innovation Park in Shanghai are
just some of the many projects on the drawing board which look to bring Benoy's
brand of commercial creativity and engaging 'Places
for people' to cities across China and beyond.
The Benoy team commemorated the
anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the newly
designed studio in ICC Shanghai. Benoy
Chairman, Graham Cartledge CBE and
Benoy CEO, Tom Cartledge joined the celebrations
alongside the Asia Directorship and special guest John Edwards, the British
Consul-General in Shanghai. The event was followed by an evening reception
hosted within another of Benoy's developments, iAPM.
Benoy will also celebrate its 10th anniversary
in Singapore later this year.
more: Ten projects to celebrate ten years of Benoy Shanghai
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