Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Design
Mixed-use, Retail, Commercial
CITIC Limited, China State Shipbuilding Corporation

Historical significance

Lujiazui HARBOUR CITY will see 250,000m2 of riverside land redeveloped into an iconic future destination for the city. Formerly one of the most significant industrial properties in the region, the site was previously a shipyard operated by the Shanghai Ship Company since the 1800s. Forming one of the important components of the overall development, Benoy’s Gala Avenue Westside will bring a unique commercial proposition to the overall scheme. 

Interconnected development

Consisting of a 100m office tower and 12 interconnected retail hubs which will span two to three storeys in height, Gala Avenue Westside will combine high-end shopping, entertainment, and public space alongside its commercial offer.  A chain of squares will form an internal streetscape and link the buildings, both above ground and below, along with a network of green spaces. This allows visitors to easily navigate the whole development and discover new, surprising areas throughout. 

Traditional and modern

The Interior Design of the various components will also be completed by Benoy and follow an elegant yet minimalist design form and material palette. The elements have been inspired by the traditional Shikumen-style found in Shanghainese structures together with modern design methods to create a distinct ambience for each of the buildings.