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Arup brings in Alsop to work on vast Chinese 'sustainable city'

Engineer Arup has brought in Alsop Architects to work on one of the largest schemes in the world.

The global consultant is involving the high-profile London architect in the development of Dongtan, a massive new sustainable city on the edge of Shanghai, China.

The pair have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shanghai Industrial Investment Company (SIIC) and the University of East Anglia's carbon reduction (CRed) team.

Arup was originally appointed to masterplan the vast Dongtan scheme back in August 2005.

The new memorandum will see the Arup-led team 'combine their expertise' to create a commercially viable renewable-energy plant based on sustainable technologies. This part of the project will also incorporate a research and development unit and a visitor education centre.

Arup director Peter Head said he was delighted to have brought the British team together on to the project.

'This agreement confirms the intent of SIIC and Arup to achieve the ambitious target of powering Dongtan with renewable energy.

'CRed's groundbreaking work in carbon reduction, in partnership with Arup's expertise in sustainable urban design, establishes a world-class team to drive forward this new approach to urban development,' Head added.

by Ed Dorrell

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