SOHO BUND | Shanghai China | Integrated Planning and Design (IPD)

November 7, 2017,AEDT

SOHO BUND is located in a central location between the historic and new bund. The Architecture has a very strong linear form with an East-West alignment creating tight internal courtyards and triangular exterior landscape spaces providing a challenging circulation system. The Mall and office circulation are delineated circulation paths became | Read More

Hortus-Urbanism: A Horticultural Approach to Informal Districts in China | MAPS

September 26, 2017,AEDT

Hortus-Urbanism proposes a strategy to provide contemporary Chinese “Urban Villages” (Cheng Zhong Cun, 城中村) and their inhabitants with a green spatial infrastructure intended to reconnect them physically, environmentally and socially to their surroundings. Urban Villages are the byproduct of China’s rapid urbanization phenomena and despite their problems related to their | Read More

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District | Shanghai, China | Sasaki

March 26, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is home to nearly 24 million people. That’s a lot of mouths to feed. But over the last two decades, China has lost over 123,000 square kilometers of farmland to urbanization—a land area equivalent to nearly the entire state of Iowa. Of the arable land that remains, it is | Read More

Xuhui Runway Park | Shanghai, China | Sasaki Associates

February 10, 2017,AEDT

Construction started on Xuhui Runway Park in early 2016, an innovative urban renewal project in Shanghai designed by Sasaki Associates. The site records traces the history of the urban development of Shanghai. As such, it was imperative to create a design that transcends time and space, bringing a piece of the | Read More

Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest | Shanghai China | HASSELL

January 3, 2017,AEDT

Shanghai is a leader in innovation, creativity and experimentation, and its skyline symbolises the creation of a contemporary world city in a period of just 20 years. A proposed major transformation of the east bank of the Huangpu River aims to further unlock the city’s potential, creating world-class public places | Read More

Sasaki wins Suzhou Creek International Design Competition

September 14, 2016,AEDT

Sasaki recently won the international competition to redesign Suzhou Creek in Shanghai, China. Suzhou Creek was historically one of Shanghai’s most vital water routes, but in recent decades suffered from pollution and neglect. With a grant from the Asian Development Bank, the waterway is now clean and ready to reclaim | Read More

Sasaki Associates designs Shanghai’s largest park

August 12, 2015,AEDT

Zhangjiabang is the first of Shanghai’s eight planned “green wedges”, and will become the city’s largest public park.  A catalyst for ecological and urban renewal, the park creates an unprecedented amount of wetland and woodland habitat that redefines the natural environment in a city whose residents have increasingly fewer opportunities | Read More

China to create megacity with 42 million residents *UPDATE*

January 30, 2011,AEDT

*UPDATE* The report that Guangdong planned to create a megacity is ‘false’ according to Guangdong government officials. The plan is to strength the transport links and public services between the cities. The government under the formal ‘outline’ plan from 2008 will develop three economic circles Guangfozhao (Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhaoqing), | Read More

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