Recently unveiled plans for what will be one of Shanghai's largest projects include designs for a transit-oriented, mixed-use development known as Shanghai ITC (International Trade Centre). The project stands to be a massive boon for the local economy and residents. The massive development is set to feature premium Grade A office space, a hotel, a retail mall, and direct access to the Shanghai Metro. 

Aerial Rendering of the Shanghai ITC, image courtesy of Lead8

Developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties, the project is poised to inject upwards of 700,000 square meters of retail/office/hotel space into the burgeoning Xujiahui district on the west side of the Huangpu River. The development emphasizes pedestrian traffic and safety with plans to construct a network of elevated footbridges, complete with new wayfinding and other signage. This will weave together the development in a comprehensive way for pedestrians to navigate the Shanghai ITC with ease.

Rendering of the Shanghai ITC, image courtesy of Lead8

Sun Hung Kai Properties has retained world renowned Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design the office tower portion of the development. Renderings show a mostly glass facade with curved edges that narrow as it reaches its peak. Zaha Hadid Architects (of the recently passed Zaha Hadid) will take the lead on interior design. The retail component, hotel, and wayfinding/signage is to be designed by Lead8.

Rendering of the Shanghai ITC, image courtesy of Lead8

Furthering the site's connectivity, the Shanghai ITC will have direct access to the Xujiahui Metro Station. The station serves as an interchange station for five separate lines making travel to and from the development quite convenient. Current plans for the Shanghai ITC project call for a 2023 completion date.

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Related Companies:  Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Zaha Hadid Architects