Iconic landscape as new city memory.


LocationShanghai, China
ClientShanghai CRLand
Size4.25 hectares (site); 2.23 hectares (landscape)

The Tangqiao project is located along the east bank of Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai. The project consists of landscape areas in three financial-office parcels and one waterfront park parcel. The view of the site is remarkable, looking toward the landmark skyscrapers of Lujiazui Financial Center, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, and the future Minsheng CBD.

The design concept merges the four parcels into one park, enhancing the central axis and plaza and establishing landforms as the green base for the city skyline. It underscores important linkages: a north-south inner site link, and an east-west linkage with Huangpu River; these cross-linkages form the main landscape framework. Two design options were further developed: The first one, bring-in/embrace water, emphasizes the direct visual link to the river through streetscape and different forms of water-feature highlights. The second one, a multi-dimensional corporate link, creates a dense green gateway for the office’s outer setting; in contrast, the inner link within the eight office-towers is highly open, multi-dimensional, and sculptural.

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