Perkins Eastman | Huishan North Bund

Huishan North Bund

Shanghai, China
Huishan North Bund, a 2.7M sf (255,000 sm) office-led, mixed-use development, enjoys “front row seats” to Shanghai’s Pudong skyline and to the bustling river traffic on the Huangpu River. After more than 200 years, during which time this historically significant stretch of riverfront was occupied by maritime uses and closed to the public, the North Bund has become Shanghai’s next great place—reuniting citizens with their waterfront by means of a public plaza, esplanade, underground retail concourse, access to multiple modes of public transit, and a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) marina that serves as the project’s centerpiece.

The marina features a unique lock system, the first of its kind in Shanghai, and supports a central submerged HVAC plant and pump room which utilizes river water for heat rejection, creating a micro-climate for the surrounding plaza and buildings. All new buildings include an accessible green roof, storm water harvesting, ice storage, operable windows, and raised floors. Varied curtain wall facades comprising aluminum, steel, and terra cotta with high performance glazing and brise-soleil passive shading control absorption of sunlight and reflective light from the marina.
Asia Pacific Property Awards, Highly Commended: Office Architecture in China (2016)
MIPIM Asia Awards, Best Urban Regeneration Project: Silver Award (2015)
AIA Hong Kong, Sustainable Design Award (2015)
AIA Hong Kong, Merit Award for Urban Design (2015)
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