Chapman Taylor unveils competition-winning design for a Healthcare Research Campus in Shanghai's Waigaoqiao Free Trade area​

With a construction area of nearly 130,000m2, this groundbreaking project in Shanghai aims to create a cutting-edge healthcare research and innovation campus.

The design features three towers positioned in a north-south orientation, maximising available natural light. The western facades and adjacent podiums seamlessly merge with the cityscape, creating a harmonious and visually appealing urban interface. Furthermore, the architectural podiums on the eastern side align with the municipal green space, establishing an effective urban connection.

Displaying a contemporary and streamlined appearance, the design employs timeless materials and facade textures to express a technological aesthetic.

A standout feature of the design is the inviting and open landscaping that greets visitors at the main entrance. A beautifully landscaped courtyard creates an enchanting interior environment, setting the tone for the entire park. Functional zones surrounding inner courtyards facilitate efficient internal traffic flow and resource sharing, ensuring a seamless working environment. Additionally, the rooftops of the podiums boast elevated gardens, while private terraces on each office floor enhance the overall spatial quality.

The industrial park has been designed to accommodate the diverse requirements of tenants, ranging from laboratories to research facilities and ancillary spaces. The vision is to create a dynamic and multifunctional environment that fosters innovation and collaboration among its occupants.

Our design for Waigaoqiao Healthcare Research and Innovation Park showcases our commitment to design excellence and innovation. The project is expected to be a landmark in Shanghai, setting the stage for future advancements in office park architecture.

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

Director, Shanghai and Beijing

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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