Taikoo Li Qiantan, a 120,000 square meter shopping complex jointly developed by Swire Properties and the Shanghai Lujiazui Group, officially opened on Thursday, the latest addition to Shanghai’s rapidly developing commercial landscape as the city accelerates to become a hub. of international consumption.
Located in the heart of the prosperous Qiantan region on the east bank of the Huangpu River, the 50-50 joint venture project is the third Taikoo Li project in mainland China after Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing and Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu.
“Shanghai is a city of great importance to the Swire Group, as it is where the group first settled on the Chinese mainland more than 150 years ago,” said Tim. Blackburn, Managing Director of Swire Properties. “We are delighted to expand our presence in the metropolis with this groundbreaking project, and are confident that it will help make Pudong a famous shopping destination for years to come.”
Home to some 250 stores on five floors with some fifty brands making their debut in Pudong, Taikoo Li Qiantan adopts an open-plan architectural layout with quirky lanes, typical of the Taikoo Li brand.
The project also includes the ‘double-opening park concept’, a vast expanse of open green spaces and pathways on the ground floor and on the roof, connected by an 80-meter-long panoramic bridge overlooking the Huangpu River. .
A naturalistic design concept has been adopted by the wellness themed project which features a diverse mix of luxury and contemporary fashion brands, lifestyle brands and F&B outlets. In particular, more than 20 tenants present “garden concepts” to echo the theme of Taikoo Li Qiantan: a pop-up store by Louis Vuitton with a new design concept inspired by LV’s Monogram 4-petal flower motif; the first Oasi Zegna garden on the Chinese mainland; Boucheron Jardin d’Hiver – a first in Shanghai presented by Boucheron; The Starbucks Greener Store Lab, a world first; and the first AVENUE & SON store on the Chinese mainland with a skatepark.
Other store specials and highlights include Moncler’s largest House of Genius store in mainland China, CASA LOEWE Shanghai, first MOViE MOViE culture and lifestyle concept cinema in mainland China, 3,000 square meter flagship store of Tsutaya Books on the roof, Japanese The first running station of the professional sports brand ASICS on the Chinese mainland and the 450-meter Sky Loop surrounding the roof of the complex, which is the first running track digitized by the Shanghai AI in a shopping mall.
“We admire Swire Properties’ long-term vision and innovative approach to building communities and it is our shared vision that has forged our remarkable partnership,” said Xu Erjin, Managing Director of Shanghai Lujiazui Group, who heads the development of the area of 2.83 square meters. -Kilometer of Qiantan area. “I am confident that Taikoo Li Qiantan will become a dynamic city landmark that will strengthen Qiantan’s position as an international business hub.”
The recently launched Taikoo Li Qiantan is part of a mixed-use development dubbed the “Heart of City Life” of Qiantan, which also includes the New Bund Center, a 280-meter Class A office tower, and the Shangri- The Qiantan, a building with 585 rooms. luxury hotel is slated to open next month.