With the ground breaking ceremony recently held to kick start construction, the Aedas designed Mapletree Minhang Development Project involves two sites – Mapletree Business City and VivoCity. With a site area of approximately 119,000 square meters and a gross floor area of about 297,000 square meters, Vivocity is designed as a double looped mall with high efficiency. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The facade design is inspired by the traditional Chinese bamboo basket used by the fishermen to keep the catch of the day, which symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
This project is Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd’s largest single investment in China to date. The whole development will be constructed in three phases – Mapletree Business City in Phase 1 and 3, and VivoCity in Phase 2. The development will be the first large-scale commercial and retail mixed-use development in the district upon completion. Works for Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2015.
Location: Minhang, China
Client: Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd