Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza

Program: 180,000sqm Office Building, Hotel and Retail Development

Location: Shanghai, China

Client: Hong Kong Wuzhou International Group

Collaborators: Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research

Status: Competition Entry (1st Place)

Situated along Huatai Road in the third ring of the urban metropolis of Shanghai, the Shanghai Wuzhou International plaza embodies the energy and vibrancy of the cities distinct urban environment.  Inspired by traditional Chinese concepts of Yin and Yang, the development is organized as two nested volumes which have been broken apart to reveal a flowing canyon condition.  Each volume is organized as a collection of two 30 story mid-rise towers connected by a 4 story retail podium.  The canyone connects the two main entries of the site while within the canyon is a network of detached retail units with skybridges connecting to the enclosed shopping centers.