Concept design for a new headquarters development in Lujiazui, Shanghai

Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio has produced the vision for a riverside mixed-use area, incorporating a headquarters workplace.

The 150,171 m² scheme is located in the northwest gateway of Qiantan, on the southern waterfront of the Huangpu River, looking out onto the river and the abundant landscape of Youcheng Park. The site is well-located with nearby schools, parks, sports facilities and a hospital.

Supported by a policy in Shanghai to develop an evening economy, Shanghai Riverside will become a new landmark within the lively Qiantan riverside “Happy Harbor” area. The workplace will be located alongside bars, entertainment, F&B outlets and a hotel.

The development will create an ambience to encourage cultural and artistic expression. The core concept of the design is to create day and night expression, with varied spatial personalities and atmospheres; creating a collaborative workplace during the day and an energetic entertainment destination at night.

The design places most of the retail and F&B along the west side to create a high-quality commercial street. There is also the potential to extend the retail outlets south along Qiantan Avenue. The L-shaped luxury hotel is mostly oriented towards the west to enjoy the best river view so each room will have a unique vista of the river and the city beyond. The performance centre on the top floor act as an anchor that attracts customers to the upper floors.

The office towers are located on the site's east side, which is relatively quiet and adjacent to neighbouring office buildings. Their varying heights create a rhythmic and balanced skyline.

The building facade materials are a variety of metal panel types, frosted glass, transparent glass, ultra-white glass and perforated aluminium sheet.

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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