Chapman Taylor wins Shangyao Mansion office building redesign competition

Chapman Taylor is pleased to report that it has won a design competition for Shangyao Mansion office tower in Shanghai, China.

Chapman Taylor’s redesign transforms a 20-year-old office building in the Huangpu district, used as the headquarters of the Chinese pharmaceutical giant Shangyao. The 11,300m² GFA development stands immediately adjacent to Xintiandi, Shanghai’s upscale pedestrianised shopping, eating and entertainment area.

The development consists of a number of different functions, including offices, conference rooms, a restaurant, a gym and associated business facilities. Outdoor terraces and a roof garden provide excellent views and leisure opportunities.

Office spaces will be more flexible, more efficient, more comfortable and more ecologically sustainable, using natural lighting and state-of-the-art energy efficiency technology. The floorspace combines a mix of fixed stations, hot desking, conference spaces and breakout areas, creating a modern and future-proofed working environment designed to adapt to the changing needs of the company and its staff.

Our proposal creates large, double storey clear-glazed entrance atrium spaces looking toward Xintiandi and Taicang Road, respectively. Other areas of the building are shaded by horizontal and vertical external panels which create the visual effect of a pair of wings, with each panel covered in a self-cleaning, UV-excluding membrane.

Sustainable materials are used throughout, with double-layer internal curtain walls creating a more energy-efficient alternative to traditional air conditioning systems. The sum total is a development which provides an environmentally responsible and flexible office tower designed for the needs of the modern workplace.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Mackey (Dip Arch)

Director, Shanghai

With over 25 years’ professional experience, Peter is responsible for Chapman Taylor’s diverse Interiors and Masterplanning projects across China.

He qualified in 1993 from Sheffield University with a Diploma in Architecture and spent several years working in the UK and Hong Kong before moving to Shanghai in 1997.

Peter has worked with Chapman Taylor in China since 2007, is the founding Director of our Shanghai studio, and has delivered some of Chapman Taylor’s largest and most commercially successful projects.

Areas of expertise:

Interiors / Masterplanning

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