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Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal / Aedas

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal / Aedas
Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

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.

Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

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.

Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

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.

Architects: Aedas
Location: Minhang, China
Client: Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Year: 2013

Cite: Alison Furuto. "Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal / Aedas" 09 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Craig Purcell · May 15, 2013

A bird nest and a fish basket -- What next a laundry basket ? Why should architecture imitate lesser vessels? Isn't there something wrong with this approach?


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