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.