YANGPU UNIVERSITY CITY SPECIFIC PLAN, Shanghai, China
The Yangpu district is the location of seventeen universities/ colleges and of more than two hundred research institutions amidst large tracks of dilapidated industrial areas, railway yards as well as an old airport waiting to be transformed. These educational and land resources create an opportunity for economic development and revitalization of a significant area within the Yangpu District.
The vision is to transform this area of separate universities into an integrated community of learning, working and living. The central area will be planned, designed and built to meet the needs of the ‘Knowledge Community’ consisting of university faculty, researchers, students, high-tech workers, investors, entrepreneurs, innovators and other professionals. Key components of the Yangpu University City include the Hub, the University Village, and Technology Parks along Songhu Road, the Stadium East Sports and Recreational Center and adjacent residential neighborhoods.
Completed at SOM San Francisco
Specific responsibilities: Infill studies, building type research and analysis, case studies.