As IKEA expands it's operations into the Chinese market, they are presented with the challenge of adapting it's familiar scheme to the unique habits and behavior of it's new Chinese clients, as well as strict city and government codes & regulations. Based in the large city of Ningbo, this particular site required a challenging configuration of three parking levels placed on top of the store and warehouse functions, requiring a great deal of coordination between the client, engineers, city planners, and our architecture staff. Our firm provided full design services through construction administration, overseeing construction document production, adaptation to clients needs, engineering coordination and construction administration.
Size: 97,000 square meters
Project Responsibilities: Job captain and mid-level project manager throughout project, including overseeing and developing: construction drawings; interior and exterior details; site design and details; materials and finishes selection and coordination; quality control and code checking; 3D modeling; structural and MEP coordination; client and contractor communication.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Ningbo, CN
My Role: Job Captain, Senior Designer
Additional Credits: iHabitat Design, LLC