Knowledge and Innovation Community

Format
Full

City
Shanghai

Country
China

Metro Area
Shanghai

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Fitness Center
Hotel
Multifamily Rental Housing
Office
Restaurant
Retail

Keywords
Adaptive use
Green building
Innovation district
Live/work space
Pedestrian-friendly design
Science city
Technology companies

Site Size
121 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2002

Date Opened
2016

Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) is a large, mixed-use technology innovation community developed amid several of Shanghai’s premier universities. Located in the subcenter of Wujiaochang in Yangpu District, about nine kilometers (5.6 mi) from the city center, KIC’s 49 hectares (121 ac) and 762,217 square meters (8.2 million sq ft) of space is designed to foster creative and entrepreneurial culture. The development of this high quality mixed-use urban environment—combining office space with research and development (R&D), educational, training, investment, and incubator services—especially appeals to young people. Through design, programming, and ongoing activities, KIC brings together students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and residents in a “three-zone linkage” of urban office, retail, and mixed-use community.

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Format
Full

City
Shanghai

Country
China

Metro Area
Shanghai

Project Type
Mixed Use

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Fitness Center
Hotel
Multifamily Rental Housing
Office
Restaurant
Retail

Keywords
Adaptive use
Green building
Innovation district
Live/work space
Pedestrian-friendly design
Science city
Technology companies

Site Size
121 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2002

Date Opened
2016

Website
www.shuionland.com/en-us/property/project/
detail/shanghai_kic

Project address
Shui On Development Limited
Knowledge and Innovation Community Project
B1/F, Building 10, KIC Plaza
290 Songhu Road, Yangpu District
Shanghai 200433

Developer
Shui On Land
Shanghai, China
www.shuionland.com

Public sector development partner
Shanghai Yangpu University City Investment and
Development Co. Ltd.
Shanghai, China

Master planners
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)
www.som.com

ARUP Group Limited
www.arup.com

Shanghai Urban Planning and Design
Research Institute
www.supdri.com

DESIGNERS, CONTRACTORS,
AND CONSULTANTS

Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) LLP
www.som.com

P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.
www.p-t-group.com

Gensler
www.gensler.com

Arte Charpentier Architects
www.arte-charpentier.com/en/

Farrells
www.terryfarrell.co.uk

Ben Wood Studio Shanghai (BWSS)
studioshanghai.co

Leigh & Orange
web.leighorange.com

Hassell
hassellstudio.com

3XN
www.3xn.com

Executive architects and engineers
P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.
www.p-t-group.com

Architectural Design and Research
Institute of Tongji University
www.tjadri.com

Atkins
www.atkinsglobal.com

AECOM
www.aecom.com

Tianhua Architecture
www.thape.com.cn

Research Assistants and
Translators
Abel Xu, Senior Associate, Huhan Advisory

Cindy Zhang, Analyst, Huhan Advisory

Rebecca Chen, Intern, Wellesley College