P&T Group shapes a diverse community in Shanghai

Jun 2019

P&T Group has been actively involved in various types of architectural projects in Shanghai since the 1920s and has witnessed the transformation of the local urban landscape over time. To cope with Shanghai’s increasing population and flurry of urban development, the Shanghai government plans to improve community functions and create a better living and working environment through urban planning. According to the current planning structure, the government is inclined to adopt the Transit-oriented Development model (TOD),  as well as carry out community reconstruction. At the same time, the plan aims at building a mixed-used development integrating business, the residential and recreational areas. P&T Group has been involved in various urban revitalisations and continues to utilise their experience in development projects in Shanghai.

A 24/7 multi-purpose space

P&T group is dedicated to creating a 24/7 multi-purpose space, a regional hub centred on public transportation, providing an active environment integrating business, life, and entertainment. The Group's rich experience in comprehensive railway and property development projects can be seen all over Shanghai. Diversified communities have been created around major subway stations, such as the Hub at Shanghai Hongqiao station and Capital Square at Hanzhong Road station, both built in line with and according to the railway network.

The Hub

The Hub is located in the centre areas of Hongqiao business area, adjacent to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and railway station. There are four office buildings, hotels, an entertainment arcade, shopping centre and performance centre. It is the first multi-functional building project directly connected to the communal stations in the district. Similarly, Capital Square is a comprehensive development project integrating office buildings and shopping malls. It is connected to three subway lines and three bus lines to help keep the community moving.

Capital Square


Revitalising the community and preserving the distinctive features of Shanghai

In response to Shanghai's rapid development and population growth, the Shanghai government built a number of diverse regional hubs with the expectation of retaining  Shanghai's traditional characteristics while adding new functions to its distinctive historical buildings. The Shangxianfang development project, referencesShanghai Xintiandi, and retains the shikumen (stone gate) features from the 1920s, while integrating the forms and elements of the old and new buildings, so as to display the local historical and cultural features while developing new landmarks.

Moreover, the Raffles City project combines the existing historical buildings of St.Mary's Hall and shopping malls with office buildings to preserve important cultural heritage. St.Mary's Hall, the fourth batch of excellent buildings, was originally a private school for girls of noble birth with many notable alumnae, including Zhang Ailing and Yu Qingtang. Throughout the building’s life cycle, the Group and the developers have retained the original site of the bell tower and rebuilt the demolished historical building, to create a new project integrating a business centre with retail, commercial and office buildings, and is said to be representative of Shanghai's diversified community.

Raffles City