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ULI Case Studies: Knowledge and Innovation Community, Shanghai

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Source: Urban Land Institute

Over the past 12 years, developer Shui On Land, in partnership with the Shanghai government, has gradually developed KIC in three main districts, established it as a knowledge-oriented community that has turned around a declining industrial area, and created a new growth hub in northeast Shanghai. ...

Shui On Land retained Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) to develop the master plan for KIC. For individual buildings, Shui On Land also retained a number of different architecture firms, most of them international, to ensure a diversity of styles in the project. SOM, BWSS, Gensler, Palmer & Turner, Atkins, Farrells, Tianhua, 3XN, Hassell, Leigh & Orange, and AECOM all participated in project design and engineering. 

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