GENSLER SHANGHAI 

The Spaces In Between 
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How can we better understand fundamental spatial elements that constitute local culture and history to create urban community spaces?

Context 

Cultural Needs in Urban Development

To understand the future of placemaking, I took part in researching interstitial spaces in mixed-use developments in Shanghai, in hopes of preserving identity and culture in the rapidly changing Chinese urban fabric. The insights are published in Gensler's 2014 annual design innovation catalogue

Report 

Insightful Innovation 

The final report from Gensler's annual design innovation catalogue provides historic sociocultural frameworks to aid in the planning of interstitial spaces, the roots of Chinese urban life.

Video 

Behind The Scenes

A glimpse into the project's research, interviews, and impact on Gensler's collaborative process.