Zhujiajiao, a new 'water town' on the outskirts of Shanghai

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan and concept design in Zhujiajiao, a 'water town' on the outskirts of Shanghai, has been identified as one of Shanghai's local governments key development projects for the next five years as an exemplar project that will stimulate tourism.

The project is located in the Shanghai Dianshan Lake Area and is divided into four parts covering 50 km², with Chapman Taylor responsible for completing one part of strategic masterplanning and key areas of the design.

The entire development will create a world-class 'Lake District' with public landscaping and a new network and ecosystem, as well as new urban spaces. It will act as a vital corridor throughout the whole region and will include a media hub, an international conference centre, a green technology research and development park, ecological agriculture exhibition area, and a new water village with a blend of cultural and commercial tourist zones.

Further information, please contact:

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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