Toyota Research and Development Centre, Jiangsu Province, China

Alliance Award Winner of the year 2016

Client Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, China

Project Manager Nikken Sekkei Construction Management, Japan

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This Research and Development Centre is a nationally important project for China and it is combined with the construction of a large-scale steel plant and a new high-speed railway.

The Centre required high accuracy construction, difficult reclamation work and a multitude of new buildings, all achieved with no urban infrastructure in terms of roads or utilities in place.

The only way this could be achieved was through perfect co-operation and collaboration between all stakeholders, continuous discussion and communication, acceptance of the different cultures between China and Japan, the merging of technology, and using both Chinese and Japanese standards of construction to the highest level.

The facility achieved the highest rating for a sustainable technical centre in China.