Zhangjiang Science and Technology City Shanghai [CN]

The area for the Science and Technology City is located on a strategic position in New Pudong Area, between the city centre of Shanghai in the West and Pudong International Airport in the East. The national ambition is to create with Zhangjiang Science and Technology City the largest and most important science city of China.

With its size of 80 km2, the competition area is comparable to Silicon Valley, home to the world’s largest high-tech corporations. At the same time, its size matches the surface of Manhattan New York, one of the most densely populated and mixed cities of the world hosting the new generation high-tech corporations in a varied urban setting.  Comparing those and analysing the needs and functionality of today’s science cities, exchange is a key aspect - exchange among science disciplines and exchange with city life.

Therefore, the urban strategy aims to create a ‘Living University’, an integrated network of all possible science and technology sectors in a mixed and dense urban fabric. This urban concept is supported by three main features: an interlinking landscape framework with a large green belt and public space network, a public transport structure and walkability concept and different urban centralities, spread over the area, generating urban breeding grounds for a sustainable city development.

Within the collaboration KCAP has been responsible for the strategic overall urban concept for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City. Gmp architekten worked out three pre-defined key areas to further depth. Ramboll Atelier Dreiseitl advised on landscape and sustainability.


Client Planning and Land Resources Administration of Shanghai Municipality, People’s Government of Pudong New Area of Shanghai
Program 80 km urban strategy for science and technology program with mixed urban functions, infrastructure and landscape
Time 2016 - present
Role Urban planner in cooperation with gmp architekten
Participating parties Ramboll Atelier Dreiseitl (lanscape and sustainability)