SOM's master plan for the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in Shanghai won Gold in the Best Mixed-Use Development category at the 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards, which were held at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on November 29th and 30th. The annual conference and awards program recognizes innovation and excellence in real estate development. After a prestigious jury selection and vote by MIPIM Asia delegates, project finalists received either gold, silver or bronze awards.
KIC is a city-core development designed to catalyze the transformation of Shanghai’s Yang Pu district from a dilapidated industrial zone to a thriving, knowledge-based economy. It is inspired by the synergy of academia, industry, and culture driving California’s Silicon Valley. The master plan leverages the district’s unique assets—10 universities and a historic stadium—and weaves together the isolated campuses with a walkable, connected community designed to attract top talent.