Moganshan Shanghai by Heatherwick Studio

50 Moganshan Road Shanghai Development, Chinese Art District Architecture, Images

Moganshan Shanghai by Heatherwick Studio

M50 Development in China: Art District Buildings – design by Heatherwick Studio

22 Dec 2015

Moganshan Shanghai

Design: Heatherwick Studio

Location: Shanghai, China

Moganshan by Heatherwick Studio

300,000-square-metre mixed-used development

Moganshan Shanghai by Heatherwick Studio

Following the success of the UK Pavilion, the studio met with a developer who had a 15 acre site next to Shanghai’s main art district, M50.

Moganshan Shanghai Art District by Thomas Heatherwick

The site sat next to a public park and was split over two plots separated by a narrow strip of government land and incorporated several historic buildings.

Moganshan Shanghai Art District by Heatherwick Studio

The brief was to create a new 300,000 square metre mixed-use development within a residential area, surrounded by concrete towers on three sides. Conceived not as a building but as a piece of topography, the design takes the form of two tree-covered mountains, populated by approximately one thousand structural columns. Instead of being hidden behind the façade, the columns are the defining feature of the design, emerging from the building to support plants and trees.

Moganshan Shanghai Art District Buildings by Heatherwick Studio

Moganshan Shanghai images / information from Heatherwick Studio

Address: 50 Moganshan Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Phone:+86 21 6266 7125


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