Chapman Taylor takes part in Yangpu Riverside urban design competition in Shanghai

Chapman Taylor has taken part in an urban design competition for a new waterfront district at Yangpu Riverside Mid-North region in Shanghai. Our competition design creates a new, mixed-use, 1,100-hectare masterplan for one of the former industrial heartlands of Shanghai.

The city of Shanghai’s competition brief was for us to create an innovative city district, fully integrated into the surrounding urban fabric. The design makes provision for residential areas, research and development start-ups, a central business district, a mixed-use area and a smart development area incorporating the very latest concepts in sustainable and technologically advanced ‘future living’.

The residential areas lie close to the Gongqing forest park, providing a scenic and relaxing environment for residents to enjoy, while the nearby University of Shanghai Science and Technology school will be served by a new university innovation cluster, providing a home for cutting-edge research. The area’s protected industrial heritage will be refurbished to a high standard to provide a vibrant campus community.

To the north of Gonqing forest park will be an industrial incubation R&D district, well served by public transport, while the only island in the Huangpu River, Fuxing Island, will be home to a state-of-the-art 'smart development' which will produce a very low carbon footprint and act as a model for future sustainable districts.

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept will regenerate an important urban development area of Shanghai and create a city district fully equipped for the demands of the 21st century.


For more information, please contact:


Hua Lei
Director (Shanghai)

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