Tong Shan Jie Master Plan+ expand detail
14 acres / 6 hectares
The Tong Shan Jie project is one of the first international quality developments in the Huangpu River Complex district of Pudong, Shanghai’s booming economic development zone. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ design is intended to be recognizable in the city and around the world and to embody the promise of the region.
The design calls for a family of distinctive residential buildings arranged around a figural open space. This composition of slender, gently point curved towers gives this mixed-use complex a recognizable silhouette and allows for light-filled, airy homes. The design looks both outward and inward, responding to the city at large as well as residents.
The site is located one block south of the Huangpu River, east of the Pudong central business district. The design balances views of the river to the north, while admitting sunlight from the south. The three-sided curved tower plan maximizes southern exposure while offering a variety of views from each unit. This curved form also maximizes privacy because no facades face each other directly. In addition to the residential towers, the development includes a hotel and retail buildings.
This project is designed to both inspire and accommodate future growth in the Huangpu River Complex. A mix of low-rise commercial and residential buildings now surrounds the site. In anticipation of the redevelopment of the waterfront, the most public functions are located to the eastern edge of the site, closest to the future subway and ferry. The hotel and retail shops create an urban edge to the east of the site, while the central garden creates an oasis.
The residential buildings, club house and hotel are being designed for to a LEED Gold standard. The complex will include a number of advanced features to conserve energy, including a power plant using co-generation technology.