Hengfu Lifestyle

A New Historic and Culture Icon of Shanghai

Hengshan-Fuxing Rd Area, Xujiahui District, Shanghai, China 

Award: Finalist, 2016 Shanghai Urban Design Challenge | 10/2016 

Held by Shanghai Urban Planning Bureau

Cooperator: Nan XIE, Wangyue XU

 

Besides Pudong Lujiazui (陆家嘴), Shanghai needs a more human scale, livable, and cultural-diverse city image and icon to envision it as an international metropolitan. Xujiahui District, especially Hengshan-fuxing Rd zone, is definitely the best area and has the most potentials. The historic district was once French Concession, with a nice walk-able urban scale, elegant architecture styles, and a delicate lifestyle. Cafes, restaurants, boutiques, brew-age, pubs, clubs, etc. You can find anything that is a combination of classic and modern here. To celebrate the lifestyle, our proposal envision a network of pedestrian connecting the metro lines, plazas, historic buildings. According to a space syntax simulation, several section of the streets are re-designed to become multi-usage space that hold cultural/ commercial/ recreation programs throughout a year.

Slow-traffic Network that connect parks, plazas, historic buildings, and metro stations.

上海民生码头,露天市场

Street Regeneration | Sections and Axons Prototypes

Conner Parks | Neighborhood

New Streetscape | Neighborhood

Plaza | Neighborhood

Plug-in Parks | Historic Buildings 

New Streetscape | Historic Building

Plaza | Historic Buildings

Street Parks | Commercial Road

Streetscape | Commercial Buildings

Plaza | Commercial Building

Multiple Programs Throughout a Timeline

Musical Festival
Musical Festival
Movie Festival
Movie Festival
Food Festival
Food Festival

Music Festival

Movie Festival

Food Festival

New Cultural and Historic Icon for Shanghai

Street Regeneration Renders

Hengshan Pedestrian Road
Hengshan Pedestrian Road

After Regeneration, a pop-up market at the weekends

Hengshan Road
Hengshan Road

Before Construction, a normal urban road dominated by vehicles

Hengshan Pedestrian Road
Hengshan Pedestrian Road

After Regeneration, a pop-up market at the weekends

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Network Analysis | Space Syntax