In January 2018, the Shanghai Municipal Government officially released the Shanghai Urban Master Plan (2017-2035), which brought the world to expect Shanghai in 2035 and emphasized the significance of the Hongqiao area for the communication between Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta, and other parts of the world. On January 18, 2018, DISTRII hosted a grand opening of its Hongqiao Guanjie Space, leading the public into the new era of office life 3.0, and looking forward to the future of distributed mobile offices at the Hongqiao hub.
In fact, since the National Development and Reform Commission issued the Development Plan of Urban Agglomeration in Yangtze River Delta in 2017, the development track of Hongqiao Development Zone in Shanghai has been greatly changed. The Planning clearly stated that by 2020, the urban agglomeration of Yangtze River Delta will basically form a world-class urban agglomeration framework featuring vibrant economy, high-end talent pooling, rising innovation capacity and efficient use of space. For the first time, the Planning proposed to build up a world-class urban agglomeration in the Yangtze River Delta. Meanwhile, the Plan positioned Shanghai as a global city, officially putting this idea, which has been long held in the academia, into a national planning.
The approval of the State Council indicates a surprising secret: One day, the big Hongqiao will no longer belong to Shanghai, but become the center of the Yangtze River Delta, i.e. the center of the sixth largest world-class urban agglomeration.
After over six years of efforts, Hongqiao Business District is becoming a new growth pole in Shanghai. If Shanghai is the window and platform for the Yangtze River Delta facing the world, Hongqiao Business District is the “heart" of this platform. From Hongqiao High-speed Railway Station, it takes 45 minutes to reach Hangzhou, 67 minutes to Nanjing, 2 hours and 21 minutes to Hefei... A variety of advantages makes Hongqiao a magnet of many companies at home and abroad.
In this golden land, DISTRII has developed the Hongqiao Guanjie Space project. Of course, the reason why DISTRII chose here is more than the convenient transportation and has further significance.
First of all, DISTRII has the ability to help customers register on site, making the national policy support greatly facilitate the development of DISTRII’s member companies. At the 17th Shanghai Two Sessions(annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)), some CPPCC members said frankly: "We must develop the Hongqiao Business District from the perspective of enhancing the relationship between Hongqiao and Pudong in the development of Shanghai, the relationship between Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang in the development of the Yangtze River Delta and the relationship between Shanghai and the entire Yangtze River Delta in the development of China.” From this point of view, it is conceivable to merge Nanhui into Pudong, Luwan into Huangpu, and merge Zhabei and Jing'an together to expand Hongqiao Business District by 8 to 10 times.
Secondly, Shanghai Hongqiao Business District is a miniature of the global business gathering area. The companies which have settled in DISTRII can, in reliance with DRITRII’s platform of business resources, interact with the regional resources in Hongqiao to expand their businesses. It is learned that the world's top 500 companies and leading companies, which have set their regional headquarters in Hongqiao include Roche Diagnostics, Shell and Sherwin-Williams and which set their local headquarters iHongqiao n include AOV, Lite-On and Alibaba. Ping An, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, EatonHouse International Education Group and other high-quality enterprises have also settled in. Shanghai Hongqiao Business District is gradually gathering well-known enterprises. It is expected to attract nearly 3,000 companies within three years.
Finally, as the hub of 26 cities, Shanghai Hongqiao Business District will inevitably become an important strategic highland for the distributed office concept of DISTRII. Through the development of the urban agglomeration, the city hub function of big Hongqiao can be used to connect the entire satellite cities around Shanghai, ensuring the linkage of 26 cities in the Yangtze River Delta and establishing it as the only commercial center that can radiate to the whole world.
And this perfectly matches DISTRII's concept of distributed office for a more convenient, mobile and efficient future. DRITRII has been committed to relying on Internet technologies to connect the IOT office system to solve various problems such as traffic congestion and resource waste caused by urban diseases. Under the concept of distributed office, the membership areas of all communities are shared by all members. The opening of the new project Hongqiao Guanjie Space means that one more shared office area is added for the members.
The Hongqiao Business District covers all the elements of economy, finance, trade, shipping, technological innovation and cultural center. In addition to relying on the existing advantages of Hongqiao Business District, DISTRII's Hongqiao Guanjie Space also has its own project features.
The design of DISTRII's Hongqiao Guanjie Space addresses concerns of commercial operation and employee care. The entire floor is 3,200 square meters. In addition to the independent offices and 11 super offices, there are 15 shared membership cubicles, 6 discussion rooms, 3 meeting rooms and one staff resting area. Moreover, there are self-developed high-tech products like IT BOX and DISTRII app, which can make the office management more efficient and effective.