Pudong Financial Plaza

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2017
  • Size Building Height: 193.50 meters Number of Stories: 38 Building Gross Area: 463,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2020, Annual Awards: Urban Habitat – District/Master Planning Scale, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2020, Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2019, 2019 Shanghai Excellent Engineering Exploration Design Award - 1st Prize, Shanghai Excellent Engineering Exploration Association 2020, Award of Excellence, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2021, 2021 ASSC Pro+ Award - Gold Award, ASSC 上海市建筑学会 2020, 2020 REARD Global Design Award, REARD 全球地产设计大奖
  • Collaborators
    Shanghai Urban Planning & Design Research Institute, Pudong Deve SWA Group - Dallas East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Fisher Marantz Stone Benoy Architects LLA Traffic Engineering (Shanghai) Co. LTD DeSimone Consulting Engineers Meinhardt Group International Ltd Jianjin Architectural Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd, Shanghai Shanghai Chuangqing Architectural Engineering Design Co. Ltd
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 2017
  • Size Building Height: 193.50 meters Number of Stories: 38 Building Gross Area: 463,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2020, Annual Awards: Urban Habitat – District/Master Planning Scale, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2020, Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2019, 2019 Shanghai Excellent Engineering Exploration Design Award - 1st Prize, Shanghai Excellent Engineering Exploration Association 2020, Award of Excellence, China Real Estate & Design Award (CREDAWARD) 2021, 2021 ASSC Pro+ Award - Gold Award, ASSC 上海市建筑学会 2020, 2020 REARD Global Design Award, REARD 全球地产设计大奖
  • Collaborators
    Shanghai Urban Planning & Design Research Institute, Pudong Deve SWA Group - Dallas East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (Ecadi) Fisher Marantz Stone Benoy Architects LLA Traffic Engineering (Shanghai) Co. LTD DeSimone Consulting Engineers Meinhardt Group International Ltd Jianjin Architectural Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd, Shanghai Shanghai Chuangqing Architectural Engineering Design Co. Ltd

Pudong Financial Plaza (PFP) is a mixed-use development that creates a civic and social nexus, retail center, and tourist destination in Shanghai’s burgeoning Pudong district. Located in the center of Lujiazui—one of the fastest growing financial districts in China—the pedestrian-focused, transit-centered development establishes an essential link between the region’s many tourist destinations, residential buildings, and commuter hubs.

PFP is sited between Pudong’s financial and civic centers and bounded by Century Avenue, the district’s most important thoroughfare. The development consists of three office towers, an 11-story shopping center, a multimodal transit hub, and a below-grade retail concourse. Buildings and vehicular access roads are strategically placed along the site’s perimeter to create a multilevel urban room at the heart of the plaza. The result is a casual, pedestrian-only gathering space where people can connect as they go about their daily routines.

The development illustrates how transit-oriented projects can help sustain large retail centers. The development forms connections to neighboring subway lines and bus routes, and introduces new, intermodal transit terminals in response to the district’s need for a centralized arrival, departure, and transfer point. It also improves the daily life of transit riders by bringing people through a new concourse, spanning a full block and animated with a diverse array of retail offerings. The transit access points connect directly to the retail center entrances.

In addition to improving access to transit, PFP reduces the district’s carbon footprint by decreasing car use and traffic. It also aids in diminishing urban sprawl, improving air quality, and increasing foot traffic to nearby businesses. With a carefully crafted network of pedestrian-scaled spaces, the development creates an accessible and dynamic environment for both connection and respite.

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