Heritage, culture and retail in an "urban valley". Shanghai Suhe MixC World by Kokaistudios

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Architects.- Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani.
Architecture Design Director.- Li Wei.
Project team
Zhantao Qin, Eva Maria Paz Taibo, Yoko Zhang, Bohua Guan, Anna-Maria Austerweil, Jingjing Jiang, Xiang Ding, Hiro Wang, Dongyin Li, Wanli Xu, Pablo Zhao, Zoe Cheng, Xinlu Jiang.
Interior Design Director.- Rake Wang.
Interior Design Team.- Sara Zhang, Qing Chang, Chenyu Huang, Ru Chen, Jiaqi Li, Shuhao Chen.
MEP Consultant.- Meinhardt, Promising Engineering and Consulting (Shanghai)Co.,Itd.
Structural Consultant.- Arup.
Facade Consultant.- RFR.
Landscape Design.- Lab D+H.
Landscape Design.-SLADI.
Lighting Consultant.- Arup.
Art Consultant.- AllRightsReserved. Limited.
Art Exhibition Consultant.- UCCA Edge.
Signage Consultant.- GK Shanghai.
Site area.- about 50,000 sqm. Commercial Gross Floor Area.- about 60,000 sqm.
October 2022.
Shanghai, China.

Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis. Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios is an award architecture and interior design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis.

Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002 they have grown into multi-cultural firm of 40 people working on a global scale with projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Kokaistudios partners with their clients to collaboratively develop innovative & ground breaking projects in diverse fields of design.

Primarily focused on developing cultural, corporate, commercial, hospitality & retail projects they have also worked extensively on urban regeneration projects involving the requalification of heritage locations.
Kokaistudios aims to develop projects that add positively to the built environment and social fabric of the cities and countries in which they are located.

Andrea Destefanis, born in Turin, Italy, developed very early a strong interest for visual arts and scenography. After graduating from University of Architecture Venice, he started to cooperate with several architectural firms and developed award winning projects in architecture and city planning. Moved by his personal interest in different fields of design he founded a cooperative studio focused on research of innovative instrument of design in computer graphics before co-founding Kokaistudios together with Filippo Gabbiani.

Filippo Gabbiani, born in Venice, Italy, developed very early a multidisciplinary interest for art and design. Upon graduating from the University of Architecture Venice, he began work on a European Community sponsored research project on the usage of alternative energies in architecture and worked in several countries in Europe and in the U.S.A. cooperating with prestigious firms of architecture, interior and industrial design before meeting Andrea Destefanis with whom he founded Kokaistudios in 2000.

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