​Chapman Taylor wins design competition for Jinqiao, Shanghai

Chapman Taylor is delighted to report that we have won a design competition for two retail-led development blocks in a new mixed-use development to be built at Jinqiao, in Shanghai, China.

The competition involved the design of nine building blocks, with 19 designers from 14 of the world’s best-known masterplanners and architects of mixed-use developments taking part. The competition was part of a collaborative process aimed at producing a new world-class, mixed-use district for Shanghai.

The competition winners were publicly announced at a workshop on 18 April. Chapman Taylor was awarded “Excellent Design Concept” at the meeting for our two plots. The event was televised live, with Chapman Taylor Directors Peter Mackey and Hua Lei interviewed by Shanghai TV Media for a special programme which could be seen by viewers in the city.

Peter Mackey and Main Board Director Chris Lanksbury designed the two winning blocks. Chapman Taylor was the only firm awarded two blocks in the competition.

Millions of people also watched the initial Jinqiao project press conference, which included Chris Lanksbury and Hua Lei, on Chinese national television in December, generating a great deal of interest in the subsequent competition and in the development itself. The competition success further underlines the excellent reputation that the company has in China.

The aim is to open all nine blocks of the landmark 1,000,000m² development, which will be planned collaboratively between all the winning designers, within four years.

In a statement, Shanghai Director Peter Mackey and Hua Lei said that, “It is a huge achievement that we won the project competition. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to be part of the regeneration of Shangai’s Pudong area. The whole process has been enjoyable, and it has been fascinating to see all the different design proposals for the various elements of the site.”

For more information, please contact:

Rainer Cai (Master of Urban Planning)

Associate Director, Business Development, Shanghai

Rainer joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 and is responsible for business development and marketing in our Shanghai studio.

Rainer graduated from the department of civil engineering at Shanghai Tongji University and studied Regional Science and Urban Planning at KIT in Germany. He is Fluent in Chinese, English and German. Rainer was an architect and is now responsible for business development and marketing in China.

Areas of Expertise:

Business development / Masterplanning / Retail / Mixed-use

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