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6 July 2020
Cloud Bistro in Shanghai

2 July 2020
Tianhui Todtown in Minhang

28 June 2020
Shanghai Kingboard Centre

25 June 2020
Huaxin Tiandi Office Campus

22 June 2020
Grand Gateway 66 Retail Complex

4 Mar 2020
Kingboard Centre, Hongqiao District
Architects: Aedas
Shanghai Kingboard Centre China
photograph : Shengliang Su

Shanghai Kingboard Centre
The design is a grand ‘Gate’ in a staid yet dynamic form responding to the brief of a prestigious commercial complex. The from the sky business centre and roof garden have panoramic views over the entire Hongqiao District.

17 Feb 2020
Ports 1961
Architects: UUfie
Ports 1961 Flagship Store Shanghai Building
photo : Shengliang Su

Ports 1961 Flagship Store
Located at a major high-end commercial district at the intersection of Changde Road and Nanjing West Road, a new façade is created for the flagship store of fashion house Ports 1961.

8 Jan 2020
Alibaba’s new HQ in Shanghai
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects
Alibaba Shanghai HQ Building by Foster + Partners
image © Foster + Partners

Alibaba Shanghai HQ Building
Foster + Partners has won the competition to design the new headquarters for Alibaba – the Chinese ecommerce giant – in Shanghai. As a new signature building for the company, it is set to showcase their unique working culture to the public.

4 Nov 2019
The West Bund Museum
Design: David Chipperfield Architects Ltd
West Bund Museum Shanghai Building News
image © David Chipperfield Architects/Hayes Davidson

The West Bund Museum
The West Bund Museum is a new art gallery on the Shanghai Corniche, an 8.5 kilometre frontage on the northern bank of the Huangpu River.

9 Oct 2019
Hypocam House – Chinese Residence and Office
Architects: Wutopia Lab
Hypocam House Shanghai
photograph : CreatAR Images

Hypocam House in Shanghai by Wutopia Lab
Wutopia Lab was commissioned by the client to reconstruct an old house located in the heart of Shanghai into a secret place including a courtyard, a miniature private gallery, home office and residence, given the fact that no structure was allowed to be modified.

17 Aug 2019
Avenue Green Sheshan, Chenfangqiao, Sheshan Town, Songjiang District
Interior design: ELTO
Avenue Green Sheshan in Shanghai
photography : Threeimages / Zhang Jing

Avenue Green Sheshan
Design vision and objective for this kindergarten is to create a place just like a home and a small communal place for kids. Therefore, we try to establish a social interactive environment.

16 Aug 2019
Moody Mooncake Pavilion
Interior & Installation Design: WAY Studio
Moody Mooncake Pavilion Shanghai
photography : Tian FangFang

Moody Mooncake Pavilion
An undulating pop-up installation for moody MOONCAKE, exhibiting their newest collection of mooncakes from this year and last.

13 Aug 2019
Pierre Cardin Home Showroom

28 Jul 2019
Cyrus Tang Foundation Center, Suzhou

26 Jul 2019
HEYTEA Store at Hongqiao Xintiandi

5 May 2019
Shimao Festival City
Architects: Kokaistudios
Shimao Festival City Shanghai Building News
photograph : Wu Qingshan

Shimao Festival City
Shopping mall renovation to cater for China’s increasingly lifestyle-driven retail scene. This retail building renewal demonstrates how by expanding malls’ functionality and reconsidering circulation, these sizeable structures can be reabsorbed by the city as useful public spaces of engagement and exchange.

7 Apr 2019
Nyx Rooftop Bar
Architects: Alberto Caiola Studio
Nyx Rooftop Bar in Central Shanghai
photograph : Dirk Weiblen

Nyx Rooftop Bar in Central Shanghai
Commanding, convivial and named after the Greek goddess of the night, this new city space inspired by classical architectural ruins affords spectacular city views.

3 Apr 2019
Shanghai Grand Opera House
Architects: Snøhetta
Grand Opera House Shanghai Building News
images © Mir and Snøhetta

Shanghai Grand Opera House
The project aims to attract a broad audience through offering both traditional and Chinese opera performances, classical concerts and more experimental performances that will attract a younger audience.

15 Mar 2019
Spatial Renovation of M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop, 1205 Kaixuan Road, Changning District
Design: Continuation Studio, Architects
Spatial Renovation of M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop Shanghai Building News
photo : SHIROMIO Studio

Spatial Renovation of M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop
Located on the first floor of a warehouse, which used to be the Dongfeng Sofa Factory in Changning District.

7 Mar 2019
Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Sturgeon Nature Preserve – Design Competition Winners
Design: Ennead Architects
Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Sturgeon Nature Preserve
rendering courtesy of Ennead Architects

Shanghai Yangtze River Estuary Sturgeon Nature Preserve

6 Mar 2019
Zaha Hadid Design at Shanghai Exhibition Centre

22 Feb 2019
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel

13 Feb 2019
Moonstruck Maison

3 Feb 2019
Kunchi Office

Shanghai Building News 2018

21 Sep 2018
Carlowitz & CO Co-Working Space

13 Sep 2018
The Springs, Minfu Rd, Jiangwan New Town
Architects: Henning Larsen
The Springs Shanghai Building News
Henning Larsen’s design for Tishman Speyer’s The Springs started construction on July 12th, 2018.

The Springs in Shanghai
Danish architecture office Henning Larsen’s design evokes the dramatic mountain landscapes found throughout rural China, mirroring the mountain landscape with tall, terraced towers shel-tering a green public square.

3 Sep 2018
Benoy Shanghai 10th Anniversary News

24 Aug 2018
Space Slice Renovation Project, 567 Maotai Road, Changning District
Design: DYN Architecture
Space Slice Maotai Road Shanghai office interior
photograph : UnitU

Maotai Road Building Redevelopment
Fashionco-working space in the headquarters of Shanghai Garment Group on Maotai Road, Changning District – a minimalistic office redevelopment.

17 Jun 2018
Historic Colombia Circle Shanghai Revitalization
Design: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Colombia Circle Shanghai Building News
image courtesy of architects

Colombia Circle Shanghai
The first phase of the Colombia Circle project in Shanghai has opened. West 8 was responsible for the landscape architecture and public space scope of the 4.7 ha site which has a strong architectural legacy and is poised to again become one of Shanghai’s most prominent public spaces.

31 May 2018
Shanghai Sanctum
Architects: Wutopia Lab
Sinan Bookshop Shanghai Building News
photo : CreatAR Images

Sinan Bookshop in Shanghai
At the invitation of Shanghai Century Publishing Group and Yongye Group, Wutopia Lab transformed Building 25 of the Sinan Mansion into a new bookstore. The goal was to provide a space for learning and thinking for the general public living in the city.

16 May 2018
Fengpu Avenue Master Plan, Fengxian New City
Architects: Woods Bagot
Fengpu Avenue Master Plan, Fengxian New City
picture © Woods Bagot

Fengpu Avenue Master Plan in Shanghai
Integration, health, wellness and sustainability are the key elements guiding Woods Bagot’s concept master plan for an 8.62-kilometre stretch of Fengpu Avenue – an important pioneer development axis in Shanghai’s Fengxian New City.

12 Mar 2018
Jian Li Ju Theatre, B1 No. 301 East Hongsong Road, Minhang District
Architects: More Design Office (MDO)
Jian Li Ju Theatre in Shanghai
photograph : Dirk Weiblen

Jian Li Ju Theatre Building
The Jianliju theatre company, in an interesting examination of typology, offers a unique spectator experience.

27 Feb 2018
NIO House
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
NIO House in Shanghai
photograph : Raw Vision Studio

NIO House
Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has completed the first phase of NIO House, an unconventional showroom for electric car company NIO in Shanghai. Through simple use of tactile materials such as Douglas fir, satin stainless steel, terrazzo and fabrics, the space intends to pose a question to the user: Can we make the car an extension of the home?

24 Feb 2018
Flowing in the Hair Salon, XianYang South Road
Design: AaaM Architects
Flowing in the Hair Salon in Shanghai
image courtesy of architects

Shanghai Hair Salon Interior
This interior design is for an established Hong Kong hair salon. Currently having 20+ branches in the city of Shanghai, the salon is urgently in need for a precise rebranding exercise to align the ever-changing and growing retail market in mainland.

6 Feb 2018
Huayue Court
Design: Golucci Interior Architects
Huayue Court Restaurant
image courtesy of architects

Huayue Court Restaurant
“Fine Chinese Cuisine” – Interpreting a Different Taste of Chinoiserie: fresh and pure blue interior. From ingredients to dishes, from the design to decoration, Huayue Court always interprets a new Chinoiserie restaurant.

10 Jan 2018
Palace Cinema, CapitaLand Raffles City, Changning District
Architects: 4N design architects
Palace Cinema in Raffles City
image courtesy of architects

Palace Cinema in Raffles City
Located in a long-developed commercial and residential neighborhood of Puxi Shanghai, the site is only 20 minutes away from Hongqiao airport or popular traveler-spot the Bund. Occupying the top level of this brand new shopping mall developed by the Singapore developer giant CapitaLand, the site has an sun-filled opened atrium that connects the public areas to nine distinct theatre houses.

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