China, Shanghai 

Siemens Center


Competition 2006 – 1st prize
Design Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Klaus Lenz
Project leader Jörn Ortmann
Client Siemens Real Estate (SRE) and Siemens Ltd. China (SLC)
Construction period 2008–2010
Gross floor area 45,000 m²



gmp Architekten

Marcus Bredt




A distinctive head office for Siemens was constructed in Yangpu District in Shanghai on the basis of a LEED gold certification, creating a modern, contemporary and attractive quarter modelled on the historic urban concept of lilongs. Rectangular cubic blocks arranged offset to each other generate a diverse pattern of open spaces, small piazzas to dawdle in and water features alternating with skil-fully designed landscape areas.