Final phase of construction at Zhangjiang Gaoke Office Park in Shanghai

Chapman Taylor won a design competition in 2020 to create the Zhangjiang Gaoke Office Park in Shanghai, China. Construction is now well advanced, with only the landscape and interiors to complete.

The scheme is located in the fast-developing Zhangjiang R&D and industrial area in Pudong, at the northeast of Zhangjiang High-Tech Park. The 40,000m2 site is only a 25-minute drive from Pudong International Airport and less than a 40-minute drive from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai Railway Station, and Shanghai South Railway Station. Two bus stops are within 500m walking distance of the site, while the nearest metro station is just 1km away.

The project creates a new style of R&D park which will provide innovation space for technology companies. The 161,000m2 development is flexible and open, with a layout based on seven groups of office buildings. The spaces can be divided or combined as necessary to meet the ever-changing requirements of various businesses and industries.

Circulation routes strictly distinguish spaces for visitors and internal employees, pedestrians, and vehicles. Self-driving cars, shuttle buses, taxis, and trucks will run along the park’s outer ring road without crossing pedestrian paths.


The contemporary façade design reflects the culture of the technology industry while accommodating the needs of the buildings’ users; for example, the building skin is designed to provide excellent thermal insulation, shading, and ventilation to help maximise the comfort of those inhabiting the space.

The masterplan was designed to create a compact development that optimises the scheme's circulation efficiency. Energy-saving systems are employed to reduce operating costs and to ensure environmental sustainability.

Design concept

The project also includes a three-dimensional ecological landscape belt along the central north-south axis of the park, with outdoor social spaces and green spaces to aid relaxation and foster creativity.

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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