Prada Rong Zhai, Shanghai

Prada Rong Zhai is the historic 1918 residence located in the heart of Shanghai, inaugurated on October 12, 2017, after a meticulously restoration subsidized by the Prada Group. The building is designed as a flexible space dedicated to various cultural activities organized by the Prada Group in China.

Demonstrating Prada’s respect and admiration for Chinese cultural heritage, in 2011 Prada has initiated the restoration project of the residence, signed by the architect Roberto Baciocchi, which lasted 6 years and required the utmost care for details, superb craftsmanship and respect for architectural essence.

The garden is western style. The villa was originally designed for the family of the illustrious Yung Tsoong-King, and is one of the most beautiful villas in Shanghai.

The operation combines and summarizes the capabilities developed by Prada in the requalification of historic buildings around the world, including the restorations of parts of Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Ca’ Corner della Regina, the magnificent baroque palace overlooking Venice Grand Canal converted into a space dedicated to art.

ESA engineering is proud to have contributed to the success of these restorations with its knowledge and experience.

Prada Rong Zhai Shanghai


186 Shanxi Rd, Jing’An, Shanghai, China

Completed in 2017

Surface area: about 2.600 m²

Work Team

  • Client:
  • Landlord:
    Shanghai Jiushi Corporation
  • Concept & design Architect, Interior Designer:
    Architetto Roberto Baciocchi
  • Local Architect:
    Atelier Pacific
  • Structure Design, Construction Supervision:
    Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tongii University
  • MEP Design, Construction Supervision:
    ESA engineering 
  • Fire Safety Design:
    ESA engineering 
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