Shanghai Taipingqiao & Xintiandi Specific Plan

Shanghai Taipingqiao & Xintiandi Specific Plan
Shanghai Taipingqiao & Xintiandi Specific Plan
Shanghai Taipingqiao & Xintiandi Specific Plan

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 1995
  • Size Site Area: 52 hectares Building Gross Area: 1,600,000 square meters
  • Awards 2003, Award for Excellence: Asia Pacific Competition, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED ND Gold, ND, Gold
  • Collaborators
    Shanghai Urban Planning & Design Research Institute Cicada Ltd Singapore Tongji Design Institute Wood + Zapata (As Of 2009, No Longer Exists) Photographer J. Harlan Glen & Associates Christopher Grubbs Studio
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 1995
  • Size Site Area: 52 hectares Building Gross Area: 1,600,000 square meters
  • Awards 2003, Award for Excellence: Asia Pacific Competition, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED ND Gold, ND, Gold
  • Collaborators
    Shanghai Urban Planning & Design Research Institute Cicada Ltd Singapore Tongji Design Institute Wood + Zapata (As Of 2009, No Longer Exists) Photographer J. Harlan Glen & Associates Christopher Grubbs Studio

A struggle to accommodate explosive growth has characterized Shanghai’s transformation into a post-industrial city. Whereas most new developments have sprung up along the linear corridors of major streets and lack a sense of scale and place, this master plan offers an alternative: a compact and walkable district that bridges the old and new.

Situated between Shanghai’s ancient walled city and its dynamic downtown, the project will ultimately encompass 148,700 square meters. The plan calls for high-density housing, hotels, community service facilities, retail and entertainment centers, and office buildings. Various uses will be brought together around a central open space with a manmade lake.

Sensitively integrating the new development into the city’s existing fabric was a key goal. The plan sets tall buildings among lower structures to help create a pedestrian scale. Moreover, two city blocks, including an important historic landmark, will be preserved.