A vertical mini-city concept is adopted in the design

Located in Shanghai, this 432,000-square-metre development is one of the biggest transit-oriented developments (TOD) in China. With Phase 1 of the project completed, and upon its full completion in 2027, it will integrate a multifunctional urban space—comprising a grade-A office tower; shopping mall; hotel; residences; and public zones—with a mega transport interchange connecting to the Xinzhuang Mass Transit Railway Station.

TODTOWN will consolidate multiple transport routes into one place—bus, road and rail networks will be interconnected underneath a large platform over the railway station, resulting in a concentrated interchange that can ease long-standing traffic pressure and save commuting time. The passenger flows are anticipated to double from 200,000 to 400,000 passengers per day after completion.

A balanced relationship is built between a mega transport interchange and a multifunctional urban space

The site was originally divided into north and south sides by railway lines, significantly reducing the land-use rate and interrupting pedestrian flow. By devising and constructing the large platform, it reconnects the fragmented site and cover various transport networks. Thus, the development will improve connectivity within the district, alleviate traffic congestion and create a new vertical mini-city. It will also serve as an ‘urban regenerator’ to energise the surrounding community and boost the local economy by modelling new ways of travelling, living and working.

Project Name
Minhang District, Shanghai, China
Status of Construction
In progress
Expected Completion
2024 (Phase 2); 2027 (Phase 3)
Site Area
191,135 square metres
Gross Floor Area
432,000 square metres
Building Height
150 metres
Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd; Shanghai Xin Tian Real Estate Co Ltd
Architecture Firm
Ronald Lu & Partners
Principal Architects
Bryant Lu; Anthony Cheung
Ronald Lu & Partners

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in
Construction+ Q2 2023 Issue: Infrastructure & Transport.
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