Shanghai International Financial Center

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The primary challenge of designing the Shanghai International Financial Center was meeting the goals of three different clients and creating a unified complex. In order to create a ‘vertical campus,’ they followed the desire of the most prominent client to create a community and introduced a bridge tying all the buildings together. By connecting all of the atriums and the lobbies, it allowed the inhabitant to feel they are part of one experience while allowing each separate client to maintain their autonomy. Meanwhile, an 800-seat theater became the catalyst of public spaces at grad and at the heart of the complex.

Shanghai, China 

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Applicants and authors of the project
Project by FGP Atelier and Jahn.

Under the leadership of Francisco Gonzalez Pulido, FGP Atelier’s mission is to contribute to social and economic advancement through the alignment of Design, Science and Technology. FGP Atelier builds on Logic, Intuition, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Scientific Research and Work Experience to design active spaces, infrastructure and urban networks that respond to Atmosphere, Ecology, Comfort, Economy, Culture and the Technological Context.

Jahn is among the most iconic names in architecture. Founded 60 years ago, our studio has reshaped cities and changed minds with a group of professionals sharing the same passion for architecture, design, and technology. Today, we are as energized as ever, building upon a culture of collaboration alongside the most innovative teams of engineers, fabricators, and builders to create architecture of authenticity and integrity. Together, we believe we can design a better world.

Other participants
Images by Qingyan Zhu
Local Architect: Shanghai Institute of Architecture Design and Research
Landscape: Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
Structural Engineer and Façade Consultant: Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG
Local Façade Consultant: ALT Limited
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Sustainable Design: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Lighting Consultant: L-Plan Lighting Design GmbH
Exterior Lighting Consultant: AIK-Atelier de Yann Kersalé

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