Lead8, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has unveiled its design for the high-profile Shanghai ITC mixed-use destination being developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties.
The design firm is delivering the Retail Architecture, Retail Planning, Hotel, Signage and Wayfinding, and Pedestrian Bridge Design for the 700,000 sqm development in Shanghai’s well-known Xujiahui district.
Currently one of the largest sites under development in Shanghai’s city centre, the Shanghai ITC scheme is a mega integrated development combining four plots of land. The project will include grade-A offices, a premium retail mall and a luxury hotel, all with direct access to the Xujiahui metro station where five lines converge.
Simon Chua, Co Founder & Executive Director at Lead8 commented
“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.”
Integrating the large-scale destination into the existing urban fabric of the busy district is a series of elevated footbridges being designed by Lead8. A project in its own right, the network of footbridges connect the development to major commercial buildings and heritage sites nearby. The strategy will deliver a calm elevated plane purely for pedestrians to navigate the Shanghai ITC destination as well as the surrounding commercial, cultural and public attractions.
Kenji Wong, Project Director at Lead8 commented,
“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.”
The exciting mixed-use development is being constructed 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.