Shanghai– Construction has begun on the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Huamu Lot 10 mixed-use project, located within Shanghai’s Huamu Civic District with a heavy focus on sustainable design.
Situated adjacent to the future Shanghai Museum East, the 279,000-square-meter project is anchored by a central plaza that will serve as a key urban connection to the museum and surrounding cultural institutions. Along with the revitalized Zhangjiabang Canal, the burgeoning Civic District is expected to draw over five million people to the area per year, solidifying it as an important cultural hub in Shanghai.
The 279,000-square-meter project is anchored by a central plaza that will serve as a key urban connection to the museum and surrounding cultural institutions.
On track for completion in 2022, a primary goal of Huamu Lot 10 is to create more sustainable architecture in its capacity to endure. The project is currently seeking LEED Gold and China 3 Star as sustainability benchmarks. “To ensure tenant wellness, we designed every floor with full-height glass for ample daylight and great views, operable windows for fresh air and thermal comfort, and amenities such as roof gardens and art galleries, all while saving energy and respecting the surroundings,” said the project’s senior designer and KPF senior associate principal, Katsu Shigemi.
Additional sustainable design strategies include rainwater collection systems, which will divert and store storm water runoff for irrigation and cooling towers, reducing potable water use in the building. Vegetative roofs will further reduce runoff and provide roof insulation that protects the building’s waterproof membrane and reduces the urban heat island effect. Co-generation, combined with an absorption chiller, will provide electricity, heat and chilled water by capturing waste heat. The development’s integrated public transit connections also encourage more sustainable forms of transportation.
Vegetative roofs will help reduce runoff and provide roof insulation that protects the building’s waterproof membrane and reduces the urban heat island effect.
“We conceived of Huamu Lot 10 as an integrated place of culture and commerce,” said Jeffrey A. Kenoff, KPF design principal. Upon completion the new complex will not only fuse together several diverse programs and spaces for workers and visitors to the district, it will also serve as a catalyst to reinvigorate the civic district’s new waterfront.
Huamu Lot 10 also contributes to the public realm with an active plaza designed to accommodate large-scale artwork, while the project’s three towers feature a cantilevered element at uniform heights, creating a visually connected Sky Gallery. “The three soaring Sky Galleries are among the largest and most identifiable cantilevers in the city, each launching out over nine meters,” said Kenoff. “Their intent is to activate the mid-point of the towers as a means of engaging the pedestrian street, while simultaneously marking the project within the distinct skyline.”
Huamu Lot 10 Project Team
President: James von Klemperer, FAIA RIBA
Design Principal: Jeffrey A. Kenoff, AIA
Managing Principal: Inkai Mu, AIA
Managing Principal: Rebecca Cheng, RIBA HKIA PRC Class 1
Project Manager: Sean Roche, RIBA
Senior Designer: Katsunori Shigemi, AIA
Senior Designer for Interiors: Rodney Bell
Technical Coordinators: Michael Linx, AIA, Eric Engdahl
KPF Project Team and Contributors: Matt Burdalski, Wenxin Chen, Lin Du,
Stav Eilam, Ben Fox, Greg Kamback, Cindy Kubitz, Maxime Leclerc,
OAQ, Hui Rong Liu, Rayka Luo, Nicolas Madariaga, Ingram Mao,
Oscar Obando, Laura Sandoval Illera, Hu Wang, Fan Yang