Callison designs international lifestyle center in Shanghai
Callison has completed design development on the Huacao Lifestyle Center in Shanghai, China with construction commencing in early 2009. Zhudi Town Center Group and Shanghai Fengbai Real Estate Company selected Callison to master plan the 525,000 square feet mixed-use center, which will support an upscale neighborhood with a large expatriate population.
Many residents of the new international community have children attending the nearby American School with grades kindergarten through 12. The Huacao Lifestyle Center will be a relaxed single family suburban development that will serve the daily needs of its residents, who reside approximately 15 miles outside of the city center. A 334,500 sq ft three-level open air retail complex offers popular international retail and restaurant brands that will provide a familiar taste of home for global patrons. An amphitheater/water plaza offers entertainment along a river edge, which runs through the entire complex.
Surrounded by a series of outdoor green spaces, the 188,500 sq ft of residential space offers a variety of service apartments and hotel for guests and visitors. An upscale grocery store will also be part of the retail component to further meet the needs of the community.