Xujiahui Air Promenade

At the crossroads of one of Shanghai’s busiest intersections lies 3 metro lines, 7 roads, an urban park, and Shanghai’s highest grossing shopping district. The problem created by the congestion has manifested itself by impeding pedestrian life. There are few ways to safely cross the street, and a warren of underground passages built in succession do little to ease the flow of shoppers and nearby citizens.

We created an elevated promenade centered above the boulevard median, to connect the various malls, the ground surface, the urban fabric, and the metro system. Alleys and underutilized plaza areas are incorporated to produce a better street life and storefront retail areas. Program along the promenade creates a place to stay, to meet, and to stroll.

ARCHITECTURE FIRM: MADA s.p.a.m. LOCATION: Shanghai, China CLIENT: Xuhui People's Government PHASES: Concept Design PRINCIPAL-IN-CHARGE: Qingyun Ma