ECE has been active in this field in China since 2013, and has worked on a total of 29 projects in eleven cities since then, 15 of which are currently underway. The main responsibilities of the international team of experts with employees in Shanghai and Hamburg are services and consulting in the fields of functional planning, architecture, and interior design.
“Our goal is to establish ourselves over the long term on the Chinese market as an international provider of design services,” says Markus Schedensack, Executive Director of ECE Shanghai Co., Ltd. “Founding a local company is a further step in this direction.”
ECE’s activities in China are focused on using its many years of expertise to support Chinese shopping center developers and investors in concept development, planning, and designing shopping centers, as well as on gaining new experience and knowledge in this dynamic market.
Among the projects already completed with ECE’s support are Longfor Paradise Walk Minhang, Shanghai, which just recently opened at the end of December 2019, the Longfor Paradise Walk in Chengdu, opened in 2018, and the Qibao Vanke Plaza in Shanghai, which opened in 2016. Three further openings are scheduled for this year: the Vanke InCity Jianding, Shanghai, the Longfor Shapingba in Chongqing, and the Longfor Paradise Stage Lize in Beijing.
The two Chinese real estate developers Vanke Group and Longfor Group are currently among ECE’s most important business partners in China, alongside China Resource Land, Joy City, and Shui On Land from Hong Kong.