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Putuo District, Shanghai



Shanghai Mingjie Real Estste & Development


GFA: 20,000sq.m

This project was the first of a new brand of low budget Serviced Apartments set up by the Fraser Group, Singapore. Their target market was specifically young business travellers on short to medium term stays; professionals looking for a stylish business hotel, complete with restaurant, gym and self service laundry.

A précis of the project follows:

  • Modena Putuo Shanghai consists of 348 suites, all of which are duplexes.

  • There are 7 apartment types ranging from studios to 2 bed apartments.

  • Each apartment is designed around a generously sized Living Room, each with either a balcony or double height space.

  • Bedroom platforms are suspended from the ceiling by means of lightweight structures, allowing views into the Kitchen Diners or Studies below.

  • Spatially, the apartments are designed to bring in natural daylight back to the front door, with views that visually open up into a complex of compressed and expanded space.

  • Plenty of concealed storage, everywhere.

  • Low energy A/C systems, LED & compact fluorescent lighting.

  • Compact kitchen diners fitted with huge fridges.

  • iPod friendly sound systems.

  • Glass enclosed bathrooms with generous shower areas and good quality sanitaryware.

  • Abundant artwork specially commissioned from Simon Birch.

Photo Credit: Greg Girard

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