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UA Studio 7 and Aedas' Central Business District for Hongqiao Airport Now Underway

UA Studio 7 and Aedas' Central Business District for Hongqiao Airport Now Underway
UA Studio 7 and Aedas' Central Business District for Hongqiao Airport Now Underway, Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Courtesy of UA Studio 7

Urban Architecture (UA Studio 7) and Aedas' winning proposal for the Hongqiao Central Business District has broke ground at Shanghai’s domestic Hongqiao Airport, mainland China's fourth busiest airport. The 18.4 hectare office and retail center, masterplanned by UA, has been divided into two parts: UA Studio 7 will design the office district, “a flower with eight leaves,” while Aedas designs the shopping, hotel, and conference center along a "bow curve" of pedestrian flow.

According to UA, the winning scheme's success was "due to a highly energy-efficient architecture proposal combined with an urban plan that allows for pedestrian-friendly spaces."

Rendered Masterplan. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Rendered Masterplan. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Office Headquarters. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Office Headquarters. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7

“The center office-area can be divided into ‘a flower with eight leaves,’ thus facilitating their rental units into different sized companies,” UA described. “The flower shape intersects with 4 of the 'petals,' the bottom of four towers will merge into one building to share the public lobby of the second floor, facilitating the busy pedestrian flow at the first level. The ‘petals’ and ‘leaves’ are flexibly designed to contain one or more tenants." 

Interior Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Interior Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of UA Studio 7

"On the western plot, the commercial pedestrian flow is guided along a bow curve which connects the shopping center to the hotel and conference center, this way the path can connect to the two main road crossings. The shopping center, hotel and conference center in the eastern plot will be designed and detailed by Aedas.”

The plan's energy-efficient and sustainable features range from green roofs and optimized building forms, to permeable surfaces and rainwater collection. 

Courtesy of UA Studio 7
Courtesy of UA Studio 7

The winning proposal, which bested seven competing designs, began construction just a few weeks after its selection by competition sponsor and developer Greenland Group. It is slated for completion in 2016.

  • Competition

    Hongqiao CBD Competition
  • Award

    First Place
  • Project Name

    Hongqiao CBD
  • Architects

  • Location

    2号-78 Yinggang East Road, Qingpu, Shanghai, China, 201106
  • Project Director

    Yu Zhifeng
  • Project Leader

    Yao Yuan
  • Team Members

    Cai Yanhong, Li Yao Jing, Indian Hill Hung, Yin Shun, Mazhen Long, Yu Cheng, Lin Lin, Wu Yi Can
  • Architecture Collaborators

    Aedas
  • Client

    GreenLand Group
  • Area

    552900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

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Cite: Andrew Gipe. "UA Studio 7 and Aedas' Central Business District for Hongqiao Airport Now Underway" 22 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/479829/ua-studio-7-and-aedas-central-business-district-for-hongqiao-airport-now-underway/> ISSN 0719-8884
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