Taopu Sci-Tech City

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Taopu Sci-Tech City

This competition-winning urban design for a research and development community represents a new step for Chinese urbanism: creating incrementally constructed iconic civic space.

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Our design goal was to create something greater than a single building; our goal was to create a memorable and connected civic district.

Peter Schubert, Design Partner
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Located on the western edge of Shanghai, Taopu Sci-Tech City is part of a new district being planned around one of Shanghai’s largest future parks. The design actively engages its context, creating strong visual, pedestrian and infrastructure connections with the surrounding site, district and city.

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A unifying architectural language was established to create individual iconic moments and a cohesive urban garden identity for the development as a whole.

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A network of indoor and outdoor spaces develops a fluid pedestrian experience incorporating memorable urban spaces within the city to support a 24/7, activated, mixed-use urban environment. The multi-level pedestrian network forges symbiotic relationships between retail areas, park spaces and streetscapes. The design supports a connected research and development community while linking to the existing subway and transportation infrastructures.

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Details

Year
2018
Location
Shanghai, China
Size
7,470,150 GSF
Program
Offices, Residences, Hotel, Retail Space, Restaurants and Cafés, Public Outdoor Spaces

Team

Design Partner
Peter Schubert
Management Partner
Kevin McClurkan
Project Director
Grace Chen
Project Designer
Andrew Burdick
Project Managers
Steven Peppas, Jing Lu, Lynn Zhang
Project Architects
Stephanie Tung, Michael Spitaleri, Eric Tsui
Design Team
Dayo Adeyemi, Margarita Calero, Magdalena Checo, Xiaoyun Mao, Sandra Marcatili, Kyung Il Min, Nikita Payusov, Chris Shusta
Associate Architect
China Construction Design International

Press

  • 2015
    • DeSantis, Christopher. “Ennead Architects Releases Plan for Taopu Sci-Tech City in China” (contractdesign.com, 8/7/2015)
    • Johnson, Sara. “Taopu Sci-Tech City” (architectmagazine.com, 8/5/2015)
    • Mendelson, Zoe. “This Architecture Movement Wants to Trick You Into Taking the Stairs” (nextcity.org, 6/2/2015)
    • Rosenfield, Karissa. “Ennead Unveils Plans for Shanghai's Taopu Sci-Tech City” (archdaily.com, 8/4/2015)

Consultants

Structural
Thornton Tomasetti
MEP
China Construction Design International
Landscape
Design Land Collaborative
Lighting
KGM Architectural Lighting
Sustainable Design
AECOM
Elevator
China-Team
Retail
China Construction Design International