The scale of the economy will rise sharply, the international competitiveness of the industry will be significantly enhanced, a number of functional platforms with a higher degree of openness will be built, and the basic special economic function zone and institutional framework will be formed. There will be a clear effect to population agglomeration, and the initial construction of the framework of a world-class coastal city will be done.
The basic core function of a global high-end resource element allocation will be formed, a special economic function zone with strong international market influence and competitiveness will be built, and it will be deeply integrated into economic globalization. Public services, infrastructure, and ecological environment will have reached global standards, thus building a world class coastal city.
By the middle of this century
Various economic and social development indicators will have reached global standards, and a free trade port city recognized as the most competitive industry-city integration type in the world will be built.
1−The Model of the Future World-Class Coastal City Will Lead Shanghai to the Ocean Age!
When it comes to Lingang, one can think of the Lingang University Town, Dishui Lake, and the crowded Line 16 subway. Some even remember it as the tidal flat ghost town. After more than 10 years of momentum, plus the release of the “14th Five-Year Plan” and the State Council’s new plan, the blueprint of Lingang “City of the Future” is moving closer to reality.
The height of landmark buildings in Lingang will reach a new high. The new landmark buildings have already been designated and they will be located in Area 104 southeast of Dishui Lake. The tallest landmark building will reach 480 meters high! It will also become the third highest building in Shanghai after the Shanghai Center and the World Financial Center.
The second tallest landmark building will be the Super TOD Central Business District in Area 105 with a height of 300 meters. This area will be connected to the Pudong International Airport and Shanghai East Railway Station by the future Lianggang Express Line. The layout here will be “One Island plus Five Districts” which includes, an arts and culture island, a financial innovation district, a central business district, a cross-border international community and trade district, an international information industry cluster district, and an industry support service district.
The third tallest landmark is the 200 meter twin towers of the Dishui Lake Financial Center on the West Island of Dishui Lake. In the future, the headquarters of the top five financial companies will be located here, including the Bank Tower of Bank of China! This “Pearl of Twins” will become the most important industry support and regional landmark of the Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Zone! Dishui Lake Super Central Business District is just around the corner!
3−Logan Group Acquires Nearly 100,000m2 of Land in the Blue Whale World Shopping Center for 4.3 Billion Yuan.
Known as the “Land Development King of Southern China” and ranked among the top 50 companies listed in the Asia-Pacific Region by Forbes, Logan Group invested 4.3 billion yuan in January 2021 to bid for the core land of Shengang Avenue, with a plan to build 45 large residential + commercial multifunctional buildings, with the commercial building area as large as 93,000m2!
There will be a 5,000m2 retail outlet, a 12,800m2 apartment hotel, and a 6,000m2 supermarket on the ground floor. This will be located on the north side of Shanghai Jianqiao College. The students there will no longer feel that Lingang has nothing to offer, and this will become the university town of people’s dreams in the future!
4−12 Urban Functional Projects with an Investment of Over 18.55 Billion Yuan Have Been Implemented
At the City Function Project Signing Ceremony held on March 20th, 12 urban functional projects were successfully signed. The projects will take care of education, medical care, the environment, business, culture, tourism, sports, and people’s livelihood. The projects will bring in industry giants such as Logan Group, Shanghai Normal University, Hilton, Shenzhen Duty Free Group, Xishanju, and more.
Using the 14th Five-Year Plan, starting this year the construction of Lingang will become more powerful. The total investment in the first three months of the year will reach 18.55 billion yuan! The future of a high-energy, smart, and modern city is taking shape!
5−Benchmarking with the Sanya Duty Free City Shopping Mall
Building a 30,000m2 International Duty Free Commercial Complex
The recent major event that has caused a sensation in Lingang is the signing of the Shenzhen Duty Free Group to build a world-class duty free commercial multifunctional building that integrates retail, catering, leisure, culture, sports, and entertainment in the Sunken Plaza located under the Dishui Lake Metro Station.
The initial planning area is 30,000m2, which is equivalent to 10 duty free shops! Hundreds of well-known domestic and foreign duty-free brands, franchise stores and direct-to-sale stores will be gathered on the banks of Dishui Lake! The plaza will be divided, based on brand category, into dozens of tax-free areas such as luxury goods, clothing, and cosmetics, etc.
6−China’s “Silicon Valley” Oriental IC Port Rises in Lingang
The World’s Leading Scientific Research Resources Are Gaining Momentum
In addition to the well-known Tesla Gigafactory, the “14th Five-Year Plan” indicated that Lingang will become the “Oriental IC Port” with global influence and be considered as the Chinese version of Silicon Valley, gathering high-tech talents in Lingang!
More than five global leading chip manufacturing companies will be fostered; five equipment and materials companies with annual revenue of more than 2 billion yuan will be formed; more than ten listed companies will be fostered to develop and grow in areas such as 5G, CPU, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving. Additionally, the area will gather 20,000 to 50,000 integrated circuit practitioners with a master’s degree or above! The scientific research force in Lingang is about to explode!
7−Integrating First-Class Medical Resources to Build Lingang’s Biomedical Industry
The Sixth People’s Hospital of Shanghai, with a history of over 110 years, has established a branch in Lingang. The focus is on maternity care and emergency care, with a development of four specialty medical centers in MDS hematology, urinary repair, sleep medicine, and orthopedics and sports medicine. Lingang residents can enjoy first-class medical services as their doorsteps!
Meanwhile, Shanghai Fuhong Hospital, an international research hospital with an area of 85,000m2 specializing in oncology, will also arrive. This will build a full biomedical technology industry in Lingang that includes fields of precision medicine, biotechnology drugs, and high-end medical devices.
8−World Class Prestigious Schools Continue to Settle in Lingang
Housing in the School District Reaches 100%
An increasingly number of world-renowned universities are taking notice of Lingang University Town. The University Alliance of Two Seas, Two Electricity and One Bridge in Lingang includes five universities: Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai Institute of Electrical Engineering, University of Electric Power and Shanghai Jianqiao College. In addition to this alliance, there are also the China-France School of Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the China-UK Low Carbon College at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology at the School of Oceanography at Tongji University. There are 4 faculties and departments, including Shanghai Customs College Lingang International Campus. Peking University has also made a major move to “Innovation Magic Square” in Lingang New Area 103. The prestigious schools are right at the doorstep!
In September 2021, Lingang will welcome the enrollment of Jianping Lingang Middle School, and Pudong Lingang Primary School and Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Normal University. Additionally, No. 2 High School of East China Normal University, Yew Wah International Education School, Shanghai World Foreign Language School, Shanghai High School and its International Department, and Mingzhu Elementary School, etc… are all planning to open campuses at Lingang. The key prestigious schools in the Shanghai are all setting up campuses in Lingang. Living here is means being able to enjoy unique high-quality educational resources!
9−The World’s Largest Planetarium with a Total Investment of 600 Million Yuan to Realize China’s Dreams in Astronomy
More amazing than imagined, Shanghai Planetarium, the world’s largest planetarium, will be in trial operation starting June 2021! The dream of watching the Milky Way and picking out the stars in Shanghai is about to come true! The building area is over 38,000m2, including the main building, as well as auxiliary buildings such as the Youth Observatory, the Public Observatory, and the Magic Sun Tower.
In addition to watching the galaxy and constellations here, you can enjoy interactive activities through advanced technologies such as data visualization, AR, VR, biometrics, and artificial intelligence, giving you an immersive roaming of the universe. The first professional-grade observation facility in China is here!
10−The World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort
With construction slated to finish in August, the night sky of Lingang will be bright soon! The world’s largest indoor ski resort is waiting for you in 2022! In the future, you will be able to visit Haichang Ocean Park, Shanghai Planetarium, and Wintastar Shanghai at the same time while in Lingang.
Wintastar Shanghai includes a 90,000m2 indoor ski resort, a splash center, a boutique hotel, and a resort hotel. The theme of the ski resort is the Alps, and the theme of the water park is the Nordic Viking cruise ship. Wintastar Shanghai will be more than three times larger than Ski Dubai.
11−The Greatest Degree of Freedom, The Strongest Free Trade Port
It is unprecedented! As stated in the State Council’s plan, Lingang Special Area is China’s bridge to the future and its collaboration with the world. The opening measures will continue to increase in Lingang and will be benchmarked against most competitive internationally recognized free trade zones.
Lingang will become the freest gateway to the outside world, carrying the core functions of Shanghai as a global city. By 2035, it will become an important carrier for China’s deep integration into economic globalization and support China’s all-around high-level opening up to the outside world! Lingang will change from a city outskirt to an international hub!
12−More Than 3.4 Billion Yuan Investment in Transportation
30 Minutes Travel Time into City Center
Currently it takes more than 2 hours to travel from Lingang to Shanghai’s city center, which is too long. However, soon that will change! The 14th Five-Year Plan proposes transportation plans to reach Pudong Hub in 15 minutes, Longyang Road Hub in 30 minutes, Hongqiao Hub in 60 minutes, and adjacent cities in the Yangtze River Delta in 90 minutes!
The country’s first digital rail tram (DRT) transport line, line T1, is now in trial operation in Lingang. It originally took 1 hour to travel from Dishui Lake to the University City, Lingang Wanda Plaza, Nicheng-Luxhaogang, and other places. Now it only takes 30 minutes!
The first group of people who settled in Lingang and bought a house now have their assets increased by several times. In the past five years, housing prices in Lingang have risen by as much as 208%, the fastest appreciation in Shanghai!
Lingang also has better housing policy than other districts in Shanghai. The transfer from a residence permit to a household registration has been shortened from 7 years to 5 years, and even 3 years for some talents. Individuals who are not household registered in the city can buy a house in Lingang as long as they have paid 3 years of social security or individual tax. The goal is to attract a large number of talents to stay in Lingang!
14−The Total Amount of Land Auctions is Nearly 10 Billion Yuan
By 2035, the Permanent Population Will Reach 2.5 Million People
Since 2020, land auctions in Lingang have kept booming and real estate giants have bought up many lands. The once considered wasteland is now a prime real estate location!
The permanent population here will reach 2.5 million by 2035, with a GDP goal of 1 trillion yuan! Another Pudong miracle, just around the corner!
In Shanghai’s 2035 masterplan,
Lingang Special Area is the only city sub-center outside the central city.
The next 15 years, waiting for the birth of Lingang together!