Construction on the largest design complex in the world is underway following the placement of the cornerstone for the Shanghai International Design Centre on Tongji University campus.
The project is a joint venture between Milanese office AM Progetti and Shanghai’s Tongji Architectual Design Institute, which won an international competition in April.
The complex will contain a hotel, museum, library, as well as retail and office spaces.
The design garden and commercial gallery, called Galleria Matteo Ricci, will act as gathering points and buffer zones between the campus and the city.
With over 300,000m2 entirely dedicated to design, the centre will be the world’s largest design complex in the globe when completed.