Chapman Taylor creates design concept for Pudong Zhoupu Mixed-Use District in Shanghai

Chapman Taylor has created a mixed-use design concept for Zhoupu Town Centre in Shanghai’s Pudong New District.

The project includes five office buildings with open commercial terraces, a central square for dining, a children's fun valley and a hi-tech flagship store.

The frontage to the Shanghai South Highway hosts retail, leisure and hospitality offers, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, while the other two interfaces of the triangular plot are quieter and dedicated to offices. A sunken square to the south of the plot facilitates the flow of pedestrians while linking the two exits of the subway station to optimise circulation and functionality.

A second-floor avenue hosts flexible business and office facilities, capable of being used for traditional office formats or more agile co-working-style workspaces. The first floors above and below ground act as a commercial double-first floor.

The scheme’s office concept is based on the traditional pattern of a foyer at the entrances to each floor, although the floors can also be divided into three or four separate foyers with separate lift halls at the entrances to each office floor. The buildings are designed to host the headquarters of small companies and start-ups, with an “activity floor” for collaboration, socialising and the exchange of ideas.

The elegant façades create an attractive landmark for Zhoupu, while the commercial podium building provides a lot of open space, with opportunities for experience-oriented retail and leisure.

The buildings’ rooftops offer a variety of activity areas and green spaces, whether for office users, business visitors or people who come for art exhibitions, small concerts and the popular night market.

Along the Shanghai South Highway Road, the development gives the sense of spreading its wings to embrace the city, providing a strong and memorable image for the scheme.

Johnny Jiang (MArch MDA (Master of Design Arts))

Director, Shanghai

Johnny has considerable experience in architectural design in both Germany and China and has led many important, large-scale urban design projects, including both architectural and interior design.

He plays a leading role in some of the Shanghai studio’s most significant urban design projects, and is skilled at combining innovative concepts with the requirements of China's market and the local context. Johnny’s leadership during the construction process, and his strict control of project quality, have been widely praised by clients and partners.

Johnny joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio as a Director in November 2018.

Areas of expertise:

Architecture / Interior Design / Urban Design / Masterplanning / Mixed-use

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