Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Masterplanning
Mixed-use, Tall Buildings, Commercial, Retail, Transport
Sun Hung Kai Properties
International Commerce Centre
Shanghai International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a high-profile development set along the city’s famous shopping street, Huai Hai Road.
The 220,000m2 scheme brings together two Commercial Towers and a Residential Tower; all three are connected to the Retail Podium, iAPM. A major three-line metro station feeds into the basement retail levels, transforming Shanghai ICC into a busy Transit Oriented Development.
The first commercial office tower was completed in 2011 and is now home to Benoy’s Shanghai studio.
Continuing the phased opening, iAPM opened in 2013, followed by the residential tower in 2014 and the second commercial tower in 2015.
Shanghai ICC was awarded the LEED Gold certification for sustainable design. The scheme incorporates a number of eco-friendly highlights. These include low-E glazing, tailor-made air distribution mechanisms and a sophisticated Building Management System to enhance energy saving effectiveness.
iAPM is the public face of the development and delivers 100,000m2 of leading Retail and Leisure over seven above ground and three basement levels.
As the name suggests, the mall has been conceived as a day-to-night experience – am to pm – and so offers Shanghai its first late night shopping destination.
Crowning the retail development, boulevard-style terraces have been carved into podium façade. The dimensions of these generous outdoor spaces mimic the pedestrian-friendly Huai Hai Road below and transport the tree-lined street experience to the upper floors.
Along the terraces, modern glass ‘Boxes’ provide original accommodation for dining outlets and offer views across the city.
The façade has taken inspiration from traditional Shikumen architecture which can still be seen across Shanghai. Interpreted as striking, multi-height shop fronts along the rare 220m street frontage, the commercial benefits of the design have attracted leading luxury brands to iAPM such as Valentino, Prada and Gucci.
Large media walls have been used both externally and inside iAPM, providing contemporary design focal points. The multi-height LED media walls inject colour and bring the latest technology to the mall’s design.
Holistic planning strategy
As the Masterplanner, Architect, Retail Interior, Graphic and Signage Designer, Benoy’s extensive scope of work on the development allowed the Team to deliver a highly strategic and cohesive approach.
The integration of considerable landscaping also complemented the district’s plans for an extensive ‘Green Belt’ near the site.
Sunken ‘Winter gardens’, the landscaped podium decks and a large planted lawn featuring art sculptures along the drop off area work together to create an attractive new public space for the community.
So as not to disrupt the retail frontage along Huai Hai Road, all service and amenities access areas were placed to the rear of the development so driving traffic away from the pedestrian areas.