Arup commemorated the relocation of its Shanghai office with an open house event at the new premises in Xujiahui Centre, located in the heart of Shanghai’s CBD.

More than 150 clients and partners joined the celebration, gaining exclusive insights into Arup’s innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies to drive sustainable development in China.

The evening featured inspiring discussions on sustainability, including topics such as low-carbon planning, climate risk assessment and resilience strategies, and decarbonising buildings. The highlight was the premiere of Abundance, an Arup-produced short fiction film that explores nature-based solutions and inspires designers to envision our collective regenerative future. The guests also had the opportunity to experience Arup-incubated smart building platform, Neuron, and Total Digital Design tool.

Over the past four decades, Arup has grown alongside China’s urban development, delivering iconic buildings, strategic infrastructure, and visionary city planning that resonate with the local context and evolving needs. Today, we unite our global expertise with China’s call for high-quality sustainable development, helping our clients decarbonise their assets with the transformative power of digital technology, towards a net-zero future.

As we proudly open our new Shanghai office, we renew our unwavering commitment to China and its economy. For 40 years, we have been transforming China’s urban landscape while benefitting from its rapid growth. As China embarks on a new chapter of urbanisation, we are dedicated to leveraging our overseas experience and accumulated local know-how to support China’s ‘dual carbon’ ambition.

Andy Lee

East Asia Region Chair, Arup