Lead8 unveil plan for major Shanghai development
Connectivity key to new 700,000 sq m destination
Lead8 has unveiled designs for the Shanghai ITC mixed-use destination being developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. The firm is delivering retail and hotel space, together with a network of pedestrian bridges and wayfinding for the 700,000 sqm development. Central to the design is the idea of connectivity between both the different sections of the site and to nearby areas of the surrounding city.
In order to integrate the large-scale destination into the existing urban fabric of the busy Xujiahui district, Lead8 have designed a series of elevated footbridges that connect to major commercial buildings and nearby heritage sites. “Shanghai ITC is a stunning TOD development with an innovative design that accommodates the newest technology. Our design emphasizes not just the pedestrian and traffic interconnectivity, but also the connectivity of retail space, technology and nature,” commented Kenji Wong, Project Director at Lead8.
Currently one of the largest sites under development in the centre of Shanghai, the scheme is combines four plots of land to provide grade-A offices, a premium retail mall and a luxury hotel, all with direct access to the Xujiahui metro station where five lines converge. “Shanghai ITC is a city-scale development, a future-looking design which aims to seamlessly integrate into this bustling shopping and entertainment district. Our concept has aimed to physically stitch this new development with the surrounding sites and we thank Sun Hung Kai Properties for the opportunity to set a new precedent for Xujiahui,” commented Simon Chua, Co Founder & Executive Director at Lead8.
Constructed is planned in phases, with completion expected by late 2023. The development adds to Lead8’s ongoing portfolio with Sun Hung Kai Properties which also includes the future TODTOWN development in Shanghai’s Minhang district.
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