Maida Office Building

Client:              Maida industrial Co., Ltd

Location:         Hunan Rd. and Kangqiao Rd, Shanghai, China

Type:                Office design

Service:            Architecture desing, Interior design, Landscape design

Status:             Construction

Site Area:        12,178 m²

GFA:                1, 272 m²

FAR:                1.0


This modern office building is set in a green park adjacent to a canal. The project stands out, because it has a generously small building footprint and a high green ratio. The site’s land use is actually industrial and the building does fulfill the requirements of an industrial building, but it has the standards of an office building. Sun shading louvers increase the indoor comfort and make the overall design more dynamic.

The building shape is actually a result of the challenges posed by the subway running under the site; the elegantly curved building outline follows the red line given by the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group. The project is a great example for how site restrictions can lead to outstanding design.