China is gearing up to begin construction on a new urban edge construction project on its massive Peking campus.
The construction, which will see the city’s largest office building, the Peking Public Security Office, transformed into a “pop-up” office tower, will be completed in 2019.
The building will be built with the help of “smart” technology to allow it to respond to real-time developments.
A press release released on Tuesday said the project will “improve the safety and security of the building by enhancing security measures, while simultaneously helping the city adapt to the ever-changing environment.”
Peking City Hall, in Beijing, China, on May 23, 2021.
Photo by David Ramos/Getty ImagesConstruction on the project, which is slated to be completed by 2021, will take a massive amount of time, as it will take at least 18 years to complete the project.
According to the news release, the “pop up” office will “support a wide range of tasks, including communication and information technology, security, social media management, and office administration.”
A spokesperson for the Chinese government, which has been trying to promote its urban edge architecture, said the new office will allow for “the efficient management of public and private buildings” in the city.
Peking Mayor Xi Jinping, who is the president of China’s ruling Communist Party, announced the project last year.
“This is a new and exciting way to boost the quality of our city and improve the safety of the city,” Xi said in his statement.
“We must use this time wisely to ensure the safety, security and sustainability of the entire city.”