A residential tower in a premier Shanghai neighborhood gets a much-needed luxury transformation.
Despite their advantageous location in the heart of Xin Tian Di, Shanghai’s premier entertainment and lifestyle district, the Baccarat Towers struggled to meet the expectations of the city’s most discerning residents. CallisonRTKL stepped in to transform the existing tower facades and reconfigure the development’s retail spaces, recreational facilities and residential interior layouts. The resulting design scheme uses an elegant, pure-glass curtain wall system to mask the abnormalities of the two existing towers, aligning with the project’s status as a five-star residence. At the base of the structures, existing ground-floor hotel amenities were converted into retail stores and upgraded luxury residential amenities, activating the surrounding streets and elevating the local economy.