Arup Expansion

. Ding He Tower

Arup, the engineering firm behind dozens of architectural masterpieces [check out our coverage of ARUP here], has opened three new architecture offices, officially known as Arup Associates.  Stretching to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzehen, the overseas expansion marks the first of its kind for the 65 year old practice. These offices will employ about 15 architects and 12 engineers.  While Arup’s London office has faced declined in the recent years, the Chinese offices are already thriving with the design of a campus for Nokia and an insurance building for Ding He in Shenzhen.  Declan O’Carroll, Arup’s head of global architecture, told the British publication Building Design,  “The traditional model of the Western international practice has been to have a shop window in developing countries but with the work executed back at home.  We are looking at a much more fluid, unorthodox model.”

Source ArchRecord

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Arup Expansion" 09 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
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