Surpass Court

The site is located in downtown Shanghai, covering 3,700 m2. It’s an adaptive reuse of former research institutions of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology by turning them into a new urban lifestyle center.


Client : Shanghai Yicheng Investment Group co. ltd.

Location : Shanghai, China

Address :  Yongjia Road, Xuhui District


Type : Office & Workspace, Commercial & Lifestyle, Culture & Education, Adaptive Reuse, Modernization, Mixed-Use

Function : Exhibition, F&B, Retail, Serviced Apartments

Service :  Project Positioning, Architectural Design

Status : Completed


Site Area : 3,700 m²

GFA : 7,500 m²

FAR : 1.98

Height : 24 m

The arc-shaped corner of a frontage building is reserved as a symbol of Art Deco, however blocked by border trees along Yongjia Road.

The design focuses on vertical as a way of breakthrough. The building No. 5 with an irregular facade becomes the landmark.

Now, a commercial, art gallery, office and F&B destination, it is a good example of how through design, reutilizing a former industrial area not only can become a public space that brings people together, but can also have the ability to rejuvenate its surroundings generating a new lifestyle for the community.

Landmark building