The project re-imagines 700 acres of riverfront close to the center of Shanghai as a new, green, river-based series of neighborhoods and commercial centers. The project was declared co-winner of an international competition and is being implemented in phases over the next decade. SOM out of Chicago and Shanghai was a key collaborator.
Currently, the site is a series of denuded wetlands and polluted rivers and creeks, with a few scattered encampments and temples. The proposed site plan focuses on the cleansing of water resources and making the Huangpu Riverfront the generator for new, distinct urban villages.
2012-02-20 Stoss and SOM win the Huangpu Riverfront competition