Tong Shan Jie Master Plan+ expand detail
14 acres / 6 hectares
Tong Shan Jie is a mixed-use development near the Huangpu River in Pudong, Shanghai’s economic development zone. Located one block south of the river, the main component of the development is a group of slender residential towers around a sunken garden. They create a distinctive profile on the city’s skyline and give the apartments unobstructed views, a rare feature in Shanghai.
Tong Shan Jie’s largest public functions — an office tower and a shopping mall — are on the eastern edges of the site, closest to the future subway and ferry. Additional retail is to the north in the townhouse shops, a two-story building that stretches along the street like a series of sails. At the center of the development is a large sunken garden, the focal point around which all of the residential buildings are arranged.
The towers are along the northern and southern edge of the elliptical central green. Rather than being aligned to a grid, the buildings are staggered so that no tower is ever completely in the shadow of another. In addition to ensuring that each tower receives sunlight, this composition enables long-distance views from all points within the development and outside of the site.
Between the residential area to the west and the commercial buildings to the east is the clubhouse. This building is adjacent to a roundabout that serves as a drop-off for the shopping mall and the office tower, the development’s signature building. The mall’s green roof provides outdoor dining and a separate patio for the tower, to which it is connected. The fan-shaped mall and the 34-story office tower are set back from the street, creating pedestrian plazas at the northeast and southeast corners of the site.
The development will include a number of advanced measures to conserve energy and water. A power plant will use co-generation technology and gray-water will be recycled.