- 1st prize of the intl. competition
- Detailed urban design
- Traffic planning
- Underground space planning
- Metro station transfer study
- Elevated pedestrian corridor design
- Design built
The so-called 'North Bund' in the Hongkou district plays an important role in Shanghai's urban development. The area is located north of the historic Bund and adjacent to the Pudong peninsula. As a third developmental focus along the Huangpu River, the area with its significant service and public facilities will complement both popular urban districts. AS+P's concept for the North Bund area prevailed 1st prize in an international ideas competition. The concept utilizes the locational advantages as well as the exceptional accessibility of the ca. 200 ha area. Downtown densification, land-use mixture, conversion and the reduction of individual traffic due to exceptional public transport offerings are focus of the sustainable planning concept. Additionally, the core area encompassing around 70 ha of central downtown offers primarily shipping-related services and office buildings. The two landmarked high-rises, situated in the west and the east, are connected by a pedestrian zone, lined with four-story housing retail, entertainment and gastronomy uses. The pedestrian zone offers access to the local public transport network by two underground railway stations in the east and west. These stations further connect generous underground shopping areas as well as terminals of the new international ferry harbor. The main planning focus within the ca. 130 ha "mantel zone" is the sustainability of the existing building substance as well as to realign a sensitive boundary to the new structures.