TODTOWN, pedestrian friendly space, mixed use development, Shanghai, Minhang district, Goettsch Partners, Lead 8

Envisioned as a new cultural, shopping, living, and commerce hub, the TODTOWN mixed-use development will be located above major subway and train transit points. A 130,000-square-meter retail mall forms the heart of the project and is complemented by a series of shared green spaces, including a central park terrace. TODTOWN also includes 146,000 square meters of office space; 54,000 square meters of retail; 67,000 square meters of loft apartment space; a 5,000-square-meter cultural center; and a 15,000-square-meter retail podium.

TODTOWN, pedestrian friendly space, mixed use development, Shanghai, Minhang district, Goettsch Partners, Lead 8

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Pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is a major focus of the design. Dedicated pedestrian routes will provide multiple connections to the public transit system, adjacent parcels, and neighboring developments. “Financial Street Shanghai creates a sustainable urban environment that will concentrate walkable, compact densities around a vibrant mixed-use site near Shanghai Railway Station,” said David Buffonge, cofounder and executive director of Lead 8.

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