New images of Chapman Taylor’s design vision for Jinqiao Mixed-Use District in Shanghai

New images have been released showing Chapman Taylor’s vision for the blocks we are designing at Jinqiao Mixed-Use District in Shanghai’s Pudong area.

Chapman Taylor won a design competition for two retail-led blocks in a new mixed-use development to be built at Jinqiao. The competition involved the design of nine building blocks, with 19 designers from 14 of the world’s best-known masterplanners and architects of mixed-use developments taking part.

The competition was part of a collaborative process aimed at producing a new world-class, mixed-use district for Shanghai. Chapman Taylor was the only firm awarded two blocks, which will be the principal retail, leisure and F&B elements of the development. The blocks, 18,070m2 and 18,800m2 respectively, will also include office and residential components.

Located at the east of the city core and in the heart of the industrial zones, the district will become Pudong’s new retail centre and hub for innovative industry and R&D. The project will bring together innovative approaches to sustainable living, working and entertaining in a new urban, mixed-use environment.

Two bridges will be installed to connect the two plots and to create a sense of enclosure to the central space. The form and volume of the space creates a sense of vibrancy, with a series of landscapes a clear commercial path to lead customers through the various experiences on offer.

The ground level rentable retail area has been maximized, with shops and restaurants facing directly to the external street and the river, with an external space for shoppers and diners. The retail street on the upper level can be easily accessed from the external streets by open steps and escalators.

The site is designed to provide dynamic and thematic entertainment to attract customers, making full use of the beautiful riverside environment.

The aim is to open all nine blocks of the landmark 1,000,000m² development, which will be planned collaboratively between all the winning designers, within four years.


The competition was part of a collaborative process aimed at producing a new world-class, mixed-use district for Shanghai. Chapman Taylor was the only firm awarded two blocks, which will be the principal retail, leisure and F&B elements of the development. The blocks, 18,070m2 and 19,790m2 respectively, will also include office and residential components.

Located at the east of the city core and in the heart of the industrial zones, the district will become Pudong’s new retail centre and hub for innovative industry and R&D. The project will bring together innovative approaches to sustainable living, working and entertaining in a new urban, mixed-use environment.

Our design concept creates an exquisite "jewel box" in the city, with the outer, city-facing façade designed to be controlled and protective, uniting the architectural form and language of both plots along the city interface. In contrast, the inner façade, facing the river are given more dynamic and expressive forms.

Inside the "jewel box", the buildings on either side of the central river have compatible visual language, with variety introduced by the expression of the different functions. Architectural features are mirrored on both of the plots, subtly tying each side of the river together to form a cohesive overall character.

Two bridges will be installed to connect the two plots and to create a sense of enclosure to the central space. The form and volume of the space creates a sense of vibrancy, with a series of landscapes a clear commercial path to lead customers through the various experiences on offer.

The ground level rentable retail area has been maximized, with shops and restaurants facing directly to the external street and the river, with an external space for shoppers and diners. The retail street on the upper level can be easily accessed from the external streets by open steps and escalators.

The site is designed to provide dynamic and thematic entertainment to attract customers, making full use of the beautiful riverside environment.

The aim is to open all nine blocks of the landmark 1,000,000m² development, which will be planned collaboratively between all the winning designers, within four years.

Johnny Jiang (M.Arch M.D.A (Master of Design Arts))

董事, 上海

Johnny Jiang recently joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio as a Director in November 2018. He has considerable experience in architectural design in both Germany and China and has led and participated in many important large-scale urban design projects, including both architectural and interior design.

Johnny has plays a leading role on 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.

Areas of expertise:

Architecture / Interior Design / Urban Design / Masterplanning / Mixed-Use

蔡越 云 (城市规划硕士)

Associate Director, Business Development, 上海

蔡越云2016年加入查普门泰勒,主要负责上海办公室的商务拓展和市场工作。 同济大学土木工程院系毕业后,他又赴德国卡尔斯鲁厄理工学院区域科学及城市规划专业进行深造。蔡越云可流利使用中文、英语及德语。曾做建筑师的他现已转行做市场工作,负责查普门泰勒公司在中国的业务拓展和市场工作。

专长领域:
商务拓展/总体规划/零售商业/综合体

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