Gala Avenue Westside
A former shipyard’s bold renaissance
Masterplanning, Urban Design and Landscape Design, Architecture and Buildings, Experiential Design, Interior Design and Wayfinding
Masterplanning, Mixed-use, Retail + Leisure, Workplace
CITIC Limited, China State Shipbuilding Corporation
Formerly a significant shipyard bringing a wealth of commercial energy to the area, the client wanted to utilise the prime waterfront space by bringing future business prospects. Benoy was asked to propose the masterplan, architecture and interior architecture, bringing a new identity to the site.
We aimed to instil a community feel with a people-orientated design to connect the sprawling site. Our solution focused on a chain of squares in various levels to mirror a simple streetscape for easy navigation.
With views across the Huangpu River and city beyond, Gala Avenue Westside is a high-end shopping, entertainment and business hub. It encourages exploration with green spaces and streets weaving between the 12 interlocking buildings. A 100m office tower takes pride of place in the development and gives it a sense of identity.