Located on the eastern end of Taipingqiao Park, the CPIC Xintiandi Commercial Center integrates a dynamic mix of commercial office space, retail, preserved historic buildings, public parks and cultural facilities that take commercial development to a new level of connectivity in Shanghai.
Integrating both high-rise towers and pedestrian-focused retail in a unified development, the CPIC Xintiandi Commercial Center extends the fabric of its historic neighborhood, drawing on its unique character as inspiration for the development’s human-scale design and rich material expression.
At its heart is a network of covered retail streets, evoking the memory of the Dong Tai Lu ‘Antique Street’ that previously occupied the site. A series of 3- and 4-story retail buildings line the street and are connected by elevated walkways and link to public transportation below grade. The 250m tall Signature Tower at the western edge of the project is the most notable on the skyline and is curvilinear in plan and tapered in section to coexist gracefully with the adjacent park. Its façade integrates staggered pairs of two-story-tall white metal fins, configured as arches reminiscent of the Shikumen Arch of historic Shanghai. At the northern end of the site, a pair of terraced 100m tall office buildings flank a new park.
All three office buildings provide shared community spaces, while the two lower towers offer exterior terraces. All towers incorporate natural ventilation for passive cooling at certain times of the year. The Signature Tower is designed to achieve LEED Platinum, and the remainder target LEED Gold.