Real Estate

Shanghai Sijing Project

Address: Sijing Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai    Progress: Under construction


The project is located in the thousand-year-old town of Sijing, where it is said “Hundred-Year Shanghai, Thousand-Year Sijing”. The project will span to Henggang Road in the east, to the Waipojing River in the west, to Xiangyan Road in the south and to the planned road in the north. Its total built up area is about 106,000 square meters.
Gree Real Estate and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have joined forces once again to build the Shanghai Sijing Project into a high-quality residential area that can bring about the cohesion of community consciousness as well as being active and dynamic,  providing the residents with a completely new and unique urban activity space through small block designs.

 

Design

Innovative Design
Leading the Market

Gree Real Estate has invited a number of international outstanding design teams for collaboration. The overall architectural design was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners from the United Kingdom. This is another co-operation between Gree Real Estate and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners following the University Town Planning Study and the Shanghai Qiantan Project.
The project landscape was designed by Gustafson Porter + Bowman from the United Kingdom.  Schlaich Bergermann Partner from Germany acted as the structural consultant for the building structures.

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The project invited Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners from the United Kingdom to put in their best effort for the architectural design, providing a high-quality residence with a forward looking design style through various aspects such as spatial layout, architectural form, residential function. Lord Richard Rodgers, the founder of the firm, is personally involved in the design and creation of two projects. 

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman

The landscape of the Shanghai Sijing Project was designed by Gustafson Porter + Bowman. In the field of landscape design, the design firm is highly regarded and won multiple awards. The firm is good at extracting the unique features of each work site and materializing them into their work, creating a seemingly simple but pleasant space for everyone. The firm’s representative works include Westergasfabriek Park in Amsterdam and The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

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Schlaich Bergermann Partner from Germany

Schlaich Bergermann Partner from Germany acted as the structural consultant for the Shanghai Sijing Project. Schlaich Bergermann Partner is the best design firm for spatial structure, light-weight structure and special structure designs in Germany and even globally. Its works are famous for their "lightness and distance". Mr Jörg Schlaich, the founder of the company, is a representative figure for German "high-tech" architectural designs.

Planning

Block Layout

The original Sijing plot is divided into blocks with different sizes by the roads of the residential estate and the public green space.
The design team used the original block distributions to partition the residential groups, dividing the community into a number of residential groups with appropriate sizes, forming reasonable walking space. The landscape and residential groups in different regions form the combination concept of a traditional sense of “streets” and “districts”, thus completing the definition of public space and private space.

Filling Every Available Space with Pocket Courtyards

 

The “Pocket Courtyard” is a major feature of the Sijing Project. The landscape gardens within the boundaries formed by the towers and podiums are compact and flexible, allowing the green ecology to enter the daily life of people by utilizing every single available space. At the same time, these are interwoven with the public green space of the community and becomes an extension of the community space. 
According to the planning, the project will have 12 “pocket courtyards”, including 2 educational gardens, 4 amusement centers and 6 quiet gardens.

Atmosphere

Cohesion of Community Consciousness

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners consider that a successful city is a product of the close communication between people and believe that the openness and transparency in all aspects of society is very helpful in reconciling the distance between the various classes. In this regard, unlike the vast majority of other residential development projects in China, an open block design is adopted for the Qiantan Project and the Sijing Project of Gree Real Estate. An open community like this will make the city more dynamic and socially harmonious.

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Living Room of the Residential Estate

 

A truly attractive community needs a cordial and harmonious living environment. To this end, the project will include neighborhood gardens within the residential groups to create green landscapes with each having its own characteristics, supplemented with leisure spaces, to create a vibrant and dynamic public space similar to the “living room of residential estate".

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Community Symbols

 

The project has setup two visual focal points -- the residential estate’s entrance to the commercial buildings and the entrance to the central clubhouse. Making a strong impression through two dramatic and symbolic sculptural buildings, being the symbol of the residential estate, further bring about cohesion of community consciousness.

Sustainable

Healthy and Energy Saving

In the “healthy” environment aspect, the residential estate created a series of green landscape activity space with different characteristics by using plants to create landscape, such as a community central park, a central green plaza, green leisure corridors, pocket gardens, etc.    In addition, the buildings are arranged at a 45-degree angle, hoping to maximize the sunlit surfaces to create more comfortable residential units.
In terms of energy conservation and environmental protection, the project will minimize the impact of the buildings on the environment by various methods, such as using paving materials with high-permeability, etc.

Shanghai Sijing Project

The project is located in the thousand-year-old town of Sijing, where it is said “Hundred-Year Shanghai, Thousand-Year Sijing”. Its total built up area is about 106,000 square meters.Gree Real Estate and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have joined forces once again to build the Shanghai Sijing Project into a high-quality residential area that can bring about the cohesion of community consciousness as well as being active and dynamic,  providing the residents with a completely new and unique urban activity space through small block designs.

 
Innovative Design Leading the Market

Gree Real Estate always believes in the power of “quality design” and insists on bringing more excellent living and living space to the city. In this project, a number of international excellent design teams were invited to cooperate.

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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Gustafson Porter + Bowman

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Schlaich Bergermann Partner from Germany

 
Reasonable Planning

The original Sijing plot is divided into blocks with different sizes by the roads of the residential estate and the public green space.The design team used the original block distributions to partition the residential groups, dividing the community into a number of residential groups with appropriate sizes, forming reasonable walking space. The landscape and residential groups in different regions form the combination concept of a traditional sense of “streets” and “districts”, thus completing the definition of public space and private space.

 
Open Community

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners consider that a successful city is a product of the close communication between people and believe that the openness and transparency in all aspects of society is very helpful in reconciling the distance between the various classes. In this regard, unlike the vast majority of other residential development projects in China, an open block design is adopted for the Qiantan Project and the Sijing Project of Gree Real Estate. An open community like this will make the city more dynamic and socially harmonious.

The “Pocket Courtyard” is a major feature of the Sijing Project. The landscape gardens within the boundaries formed by the towers and podiums are compact and flexible, allowing the green ecology to enter the daily life of people by utilizing every single available space. At the same time, these are interwoven with the public green space of the community and becomes an extension of the community space. 

According to the planning, the project will have 12 “pocket courtyards”, including 2 educational gardens, 4 amusement centers and 6 quiet gardens.

A truly attractive community needs a cordial and harmonious living environment. To this end, the project will include neighborhood gardens within the residential groups to create green landscapes with each having its own characteristics, supplemented with leisure spaces, to create a vibrant and dynamic public space similar to the “living room of residential estate".

The project has setup two visual focal points -- the residential estate’s entrance to the commercial buildings and the entrance to the central clubhouse. Making a strong impression through two dramatic and symbolic sculptural buildings, being the symbol of the residential estate, further bring about cohesion of community consciousness.

 
Plant Landscaping

In the “healthy” environment aspect, the residential estate created a series of green landscape activity space with different characteristics by using plants to create landscape, such as a community central park, a central green plaza, green leisure corridors, pocket gardens, etc. In addition, the buildings are arranged at a 45-degree angle, hoping to maximize the sunlit surfaces to create more comfortable residential units.In terms of energy conservation and environmental protection, the project will minimize the impact of the buildings on the environment by various methods, such as using paving materials with high-permeability, etc.