Novum Design Award

Architectural Design Category



Project Title

IM Shanghai

Project Function

Commercial Building – Office

Project Location

China, Shanghai

Project Tags

Architecture, Urban Regeneration

Office Name


Team Members

Christine Lam, David Clayton

Office Link



Project Description

IM Shanghai is principally an office development, with integrated cultural and retail facilities located in the Changning District of Shanghai, occupying 40,355sqm with a total GFA of 157,345sqm. The site was previously abandoned factory buildings surrounded by high-density residential blocks and adjacent to Redtown Art District along KaixuanLu. The design objective is to respond to its surroundings both through providing a vibrant streetscape and through careful articulation of the office tower forms to ensure that surrounding residential property is not adversely shaded.

A vision for Urban Regeneration is called to bring in vibrancy of the district to inject commercial, new cultural, conferencing and leisure amenities to serve a wider spectrum of community. IM Shanghai forms a local hub and gives a new identity for the Changning District. The masterplan locates a series of sunken plazas to draw pedestrian circulation and allow natural daylight into the basement. Rock-shaped pavilions are placed to form a dynamic streetscape with surface detail featuring subtracted cracks to form double height foyers, cut-out terraces creating a unique elevation.

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Image Credits


IM Shanghai


DESIGN SCORE:      /100

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