Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept for Shanghai East Station

Our vision for the masterplan includes multiple places to shop, work and enjoy leisure time, plus redevelopment of Shanghai East Railway Station. Smart integration of the station and the city with multi-layered and dynamic gateway connections will create a landmark mixed-use destination in the Yangtze River Delta region of Shanghai.

This oriental destination includes dynamic and well-connected entertainment experiences. The Eastern gateway of the city is marked by a graceful landscaped "living hill" leading to an intriguing fantasy garden with Chinese mountain-water landscaping and a rich variety of communication courtyards.

The “Dream Planet” complex will include 24-hour entertainment activities. “Icon Shanghai” connects multiple-themed cultural and entertainment areas and an amusement park. The wide range of themed spaces will provide an extraordinary array of new experiences for all visitors, allowing them to explore the wider world. From Hologram shows on the Fantasy Stage to immersive plays in the Inspiration World and experiencing nature in Pandora’s Garden and Water Street.

Our vision for the masterplan integrates seamlessly with the railway station. Its curved flowing exterior structure, like a shining galaxy, is parallel to the Western riverway and runs along the whole site.

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

Yichun Xu (M.U.P.)

Associate Director, Shanghai

Graduating from the University of Michigan (Postgraduate) and Nanjing University (Undergraduate), Yichun has 4 years of experience working in New York, and 3 years of experience working in China, before joining Chapman Taylor in 2018.

As an expert in the Chinese market, she has worked on a wide range of design projects including largescale masterplans, urban design projects, tourism planning, station design, landscape design and architecture projects.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Urban Design / Project Management

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