Winner 2023 / INTERIOR DESIGN / Redevelopment / Restoration

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  • Project Title

    JC Plaza

  • Winning Firm


  • Lead Designer

    Claude Touikan

  • Awarded

    WINNER, INTERIOR DESIGN, Redevelopment / Restoration
  • Project Link
  • Project Location
    Shanghai, China
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    August, 2022
  • Client
    Shanghai Jc Mandarin Hotel Limited
  • Photographer credit

  • Interior Design Firm
  • Interior Design Firm / Studio
  • Lead Interior Designer(s)
    Claude Touikan
  • About the interior design firm
    Lead8 is an international design studio with award-winning expertise in architecture, interior design, masterplanning, branding and signage design. With a team of over 200, the firm works on projects in more than 50 cities around the world, partnering with leading property developers, owners and operators to transform ambitions into inspiring, resilient and meaningful built environments.

JC Plaza is an adaptive reuse project set in along Nanjing Road within the Jing’an District of Shanghai. The design has transformed a former single-use hotel into a mixed-use high-end office and commercial space.

The site of the project was originally the prestigious Cangzhou Hotel, later refurbished to the 5-star JC Mandarin Hotel, and today, the JC Plaza mixed-use development. The new scheme features four basement car park levels, five above-ground retail levels, and 21 storeys of commercial space.

The design approach aimed to blur the lines between retail and commercial office functions.

Credits: Lead8