SANY create cutting-edge R&D facility
Landmark structure now complete at SANY Global Construction Machinery R&D Center
THE main structure is now complete at the new SANY Global Construction Machinery R&D Development Center in Kunshan, China. When fully completed, the centre will be one of the largest single research and development facilities in China.
The campus, designed by world-famous architect Colin Franzen, will cover a total area of 1.1 million sq ft and include administration, laboratory and new R&D functions. It will accommodate more than 5,000 employees.
‘Creatively, the single main building (centre of image) is naturally divided into three functional areas by its shape, which resembles the logo of the company…and we blur the boundary between workspace and landscape, which I believe is the most cutting-edge and imaginative architectural design for construction machinery companies in China,’ said Mr Franzen.
The landmark building will become a ‘nest’ for SANY’s future intellectual and advanced machinery prototypes. In particular, the R&D centre will integrate exploring, prototyping, testing, and showcasing SANY’s next-generation excavators.
As one of the company’s most important projects currently under construction, SANY say the Global Construction Machinery R&D Center will strengthen corporate competitiveness by developing state-of-the-art technologies for construction and earthmoving machinery.
According to project leader Zhang Weifeng, the facility is expected to be completed by September 2021, creating a workspace that offers an ‘unprecedented and thrilling’ experience.