TODTOWN by Ronald Lu & Partners

Commercial, Infrastructure / 1st Quarter 2023

TODTOWN by Ronald Lu & Partners

March 20, 2023

TODTOWN is a pioneering sustainable transit-oriented development in mainland China that integrates a multifunctional urban space with a mega transport interchange. This 432,000-square metre development comprises a Grade-A office tower; shopping mall; hotel; serviced apartments; high-end residences; generous public spaces; and other ancillary facilities—all connected to the Xinzhuang MTR interchange station.

A major design concept for TODTOWN involved connecting two disparate site regions that were divided by railway lines, which cut the site in half and reduced the land use rate. By building a large platform over the railway, the project created a ‘deck’, which in turn produced new land area, greatly improved connectivity, and reduced noise and disturbance from the busy transportation networks. The process created 20 hectares of new land on which this humancentric, mixed-use mini-city is built. This ‘urban regenerator’ is designed to be a catalyst for the renewal of the surrounding community, boosting the local economy by modelling new ways of living, working and travelling.

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Project Name

Shanghai, China

In progress

Expected Completion

Completion Date
2019 (Phase 1); 2022 (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

Main Contractors
Arup International Consultant (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Ltd.

Ronald Lu & Partners

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