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Old March 19th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #2021
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L'Avenue Shanghai (Louis Vuitton Group's Tower in Shanghai) is about to be finished.



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Old March 19th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #2022
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[QUOTE=little universe;89596447]L'Avenue Shanghai (Louis Vuitton Group's Tower in Shanghai) is about to be finished.

Where is that building located?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #2023
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Hongqiao Area/虹桥, Changning District/长宁区, West Shanghai.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2024
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Hongqiao Area/虹桥, Changning District/长宁区, West Shanghai.

OH, now i remember! When i was there last summer, i remember seeing this u/c...didn't realise this was the design for it tho.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #2025
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North Bund mandates people-friendly zone
Shanghai Daily
2012-3-20



NEWLY erected buildings in the city's North Bund area will be connected by pedestrian overpasses after the emerging shipping business hub drew a lesson from the pedestrian-unfriendly Lujiazui area.

The North Bund area now requires new office buildings to connect with each other at the third floor to divert pedestrians from the busy ground vehicle traffic.

Moreover, all the new buildings must provide restaurants and stores open to the public from the first to the third floors to prevent a shortage of services to the white-collar workers in the financial zone.

The North Bund business zone will provide supporting commercial facilities of up to 300,000 square meters, including restaurants, cafes and shops, officials disclosed at the North Bund Fortune and Culture Forum yesterday.

The size of the commercial facilities in the North Bund area will be close to that of the Xujiahui business area, official said.

"With the clustering of financial institutions, the North Bund will emerge as the third pillar for the city's development into a financial hub along with the old Bund and the Lujiazui area," Shanghai Vice Mayor Tu Guangshao said at the forum.

Hongkou District, where the North Bund is located, attracted 45 financial institutions last year, mainly because of the North Bund. The district plans to improve its public services to attract more financial companies to move into the area.

A 2.6-kilometer-long waterfront promenade will be built along the Huangpu River and be open to the public for sightseeing. It will include eight to nine waterfront restaurants.

Construction of a 30,000-square-meter underground shopping mall in the area has been finished and will open to the public soon.

Metro Line 12 now under construction will pass the area with two stations - the Tilanqiao station and the International Cruise Terminal station.

The skyline and illumination of the buildings in the North Bund area will be designed to achieve a harmonious effect, officials said.

Office workers in Lujiazui have long complained about the difficulty of finding a place to eat or having to walk long distances between office buildings.

So the administrator started to build overhead walkways in 2008 and underpasses in 2011. Meanwhile, it started to add commercial facilities including restaurants and bars in 2010 to make up for the shortage.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #2026
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Here's three renders from the upcoming Shanghai International Shipping Center (上海国际航运服务中心). Haven't seen these before, they're quite small though.




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Old March 28th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #2027
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Beijing, Shanghai gain fastest on global top cities ranking
Shanghai Daily
2012-3-28

BEIJING and Shanghai have the most rapid growth in importance to high-net-worth individuals and will rank third and fourth among the world's top cities in 10 years' time, up from their current ninth and eighth position, according to a Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank report.

At present, London and New York are seen as the most important world cities for HNWIs and the two cities will hold their top positions for another 10 years, concluded the report, which defines those with more than US$25 million of investable assets as HNWIs.

Top-scoring indicators to make a global city include personal safety and security, economic openness and social stability, as well as the availability of luxury housing and excellent educational opportunities, the report found.

A shift in wealth distribution towards Asia Pacific – covering China, Southeast Asia and Japan – has been confirmed, where there are now 18,000 centa-millionaires (those with over US$100 million in assets) in the region.

This has already outnumbered North America, which has 17,000, and Western Europe with 14,000.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #2028
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More fish to return to Suzhou Creek after dredging
Shanghai Daily
2012-3-28

THE Suzhou Creek is expected to become cleaner for more aquatic creatures to return when a silt dredging operation is completed this month, officials said today.

Zhu Shiqing, deputy director of Shanghai Water Authority, said the one-year project has removed more than 1.3 million cubic meters of murky and smelly mud from the riverbed to restore the creek's ecosystem.

The bureau said their goal is to turn the heavily polluted creek to Shanghai's Rhine River.

"So far we have completed all the dredging operations and we are moving to the next stage of rebuilding the river's ecosystem," Zhu told Shanghai Daily. "There are some small fish and shrimps in the river and hopefully more species will appear."

As pollution was reduced and water quality began to improve, fish and some organisms returned in 2001, but the bureau hopes more aquatic species will thrive in the river.

"There are some big fish now, but they were mostly released by local residents. We hope the river can breed some big fish," Zhu added.

The dredging project also increased the river depth by an average of one meter in a 16-kilometer downtown stretch.

The dredging team even found 121 bombs in the mud. They date back to China's war against Japanese invaders from 1937-1945, officials said.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 04:14 PM   #2029
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A shift in wealth distribution towards Asia Pacific – covering China, Southeast Asia and Japan – has been confirmed, where there are now 18,000 centa-millionaires (those with over US$100 million in assets) in the region.

This has already outnumbered North America, which has 17,000, and Western Europe with 14,000.
While North America has a population of ~340 millions and the European Union of ~500 millions, there are 2 billion people living in China, SE Asia and Japan.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM   #2030
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While North America has a population of ~340 millions and the European Union of ~500 millions, there are 2 billion people living in China, SE Asia and Japan.
Correct except North America also includes Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, bringing the total pop. of North America to 528 million.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:03 PM   #2031
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Hongqiao Medical Park under construction
Shanghai Daily
2012-3-30

TWO high-end international hospitals will rise up in the New Hongqiao International Medical Park in the city's western Minhang District. Their construction kicked off today.

The park's first-phase development covers 42 hectares of land and will be completed in 2015. The two general hospitals will serve both Chinese and expatriates who want high-end medical services.

The park will also have a medical technology center to handle all diagnostic scans and tests in the park, special hospitals for plastic surgery, gynecology and pediatrics, as well as shopping and public facilities.

Minhang District Health Bureau said the two international hospitals will be joint ventures managed by international hospital groups. Wholly foreign-owned hospitals will be introduced in the second-phase development as the city opens up its health market.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #2032
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Skyways offer shortcuts in Hongqiao biz hub
Shanghai Daily
2012-4-6

SKYWAYS will be built to let people walk among office towers, hotels and malls inside the Hongqiao Business Hub which aims to be another upscale commercial center in Shanghai, says the project designer Xiandai Group.

Xiandai says skyways are being added to connect high-rises in Pudong's Lujiazui area. The same oversight won't repeat in the design of the Hongqiao Business Hub which will have 2/3 of its buildings connected by skyways, allowing office workers, tourists and shoppers to reach a destination via safe shortcuts.

Some of these overhead walkways will be open to the public around the clock, Xiandai says.

The first phase of the Hongqiao Business Hub is now under construction. It is 86 square kilometers in size, near the Hongqiao International Airport and a high-speed train station. When completed, the hub is expected to boost Shanghai's economic influence over the Yangtze Delta region.

Most buildings in the zone will be six to eight floors as it is close to the airport, Xiandai says.

Rental bikes and electric mopeds will be the primary means of transportation inside the zone to promote green city life.

The government is luring large corporations in the service sector to the Hongqiao Business Hub.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #2033
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Expo Italy Pavilion to reopen
Shanghai Daily
Apr 17, 2012



THE Italy Pavilion, one of the most popular venues during the World Expo 2010, will reopen to visitors next Saturday with new exhibits. Admission tickets will cost 60 yuan (US$9.50) each, the pavilion's operator said yesterday.

Italy gave the 6,000-square-meter pavilion, one of the largest at the Expo, to China, joining the governments of Saudi Arabia, France, Spain and Russia in giving away their pavilions. They will remain permanently in Shanghai.

Renamed the Shanghai Italian Center, the pavilion will display Italian art, cuisine and other famous products. It was redesigned to hold permanent exhibitions and serve as a platform for economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries, said Stefano Karadjov, executive exhibition producer with the Triennal di Milano, who is in charge of the design of the new exhibition.

Its first and second floors will feature Italian handicrafts, art works, food culture, and jewelry. A replica of the David, a masterpiece statue created by Italian Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, and some design drafts by Leonardo da Vinci will be the main attractions in the pavilion.

There is also a 900-square-meter exhibition hall for Ferrari racing cars.

The pavilion received 7.3 million visitors during the six-month Expo 2010, most of whom waited for hours to get inside. The Italy Pavilion will be open from 9am to 5pm every day except Monday.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 06:41 AM   #2034
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The italian pavillion is definintely one of the better looking pavillions out there, its nice to hear it may remain there forever.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #2035
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I guess the Icelandics will have some company in harvesting geothermal energy :

Full-scale geothermal use planned for city buildings
Shanghai Daily
2012-4-25

SHANGHAI will use shallow geothermal energy to heat and cool buildings covering a total of 4 million square meters by 2015 across the city, the city's urban planning authority said yesterday.

By using the geothermal energy in every square kilometer, the city can save 28,000 tons of coal, cutting the emission of 245,000 tons carbon dioxide and 2,000 tons of sulfur dioxide every year, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Planning and Land Resources said.

Trial operations of the facilities have begun in buildings in the Pudong New Area and Yangpu, Qingpu, Songjiang, Jiading, Minhang and Fengxian districts, and will be expanded to across the city soon, the bureau announced yesterday.

The energy comes from 200 meters underground, where the soil and groundwater remain at a fairly constant 25 degrees Celsius year round. Therefore, once a building is equipped with an air-exchange system, the heat can be used to control indoor temperatures.

"Some 1.3 billion people would not need heaters or air conditioners if all the resources of the energy could be used," said Gao Shixian, director of the shallow geothermal energy exploration office of the Shanghai Institute of Geological Engineering Exploration.

Although installing an air-exchange system costs about 50 percent more than an air conditioner, over time the system would be 30 percent cheaper to use, the institute said.

But experts also reminded that strict measures must be taken to protect the geological environment while using the energy, as the groundwater might be polluted if people failed to use the energy properly.

The urban planning bureau said it will formulate a strict law on energy usage to avoid possible environmental damage.
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THE second phase of The Springs, a US$2.5 billion mixed-use development by Tishman Speyer, started construction today in Shanghai's northeast Yangpu District.

Consisting of nine office buildings and a convention center with a total buildable space of more than 194,000 square meters, the second phase is scheduled to complete by the first quarter of 2015, according to Tishman, a New York-based real estate owner, developer, operator and manager.

Launched in June 2011, The Springs, a three-phase development with a combined buildable space of more than 900,000 square meters, is Tishman's largest project in China. It mainly includes residential, office and retail spaces as well as entertainment facilities.

The first phase, comprising about 160,000 square meters of residential units and some retail space, is set to complete in 2014.

Tishman's Chinese mainland portfolio also includes the Fifth Avenue commercial development in Tianjin and The Atrium, a mixed-use project in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
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BDP-designed glittering new business district planned for Golden Kingdom

BDP has won an international competition to design a new business district in a key strategic transportation location in Shanghai. The Hongqiao business district, for client Golden Kingdom, will comprise 350,000 sq m of office, retail and landscape within close proximity to Shanghai’s main railway station and its main domestic airport.

It is approximately 17km from Pudong, the existing business district in Shanghai, and will create an environment which is very different in character being a low rise development with a maximum of eight storeys.

The new development is part of a flexible mixed use, mixed density master plan which allows for future growth and encourages innovation. Key drivers in the design are the natural and climatic assets of the site and location, and their optimisation in creating sustainable design solutions.

BDP’s design follows the principle of ‘creating places for people’ and carves up a large urban block into a human scale development taking into account pedestrian flow, natural light and wind paths. Office accommodation is placed around the edge of the development, with the commercial spaces at street level toward the centre to create a dynamic entertainment focus where interaction can take place.

BDP is architect and specialist services which include sustainability, acoustics, landscape, lighting and structural engineer for the project which is expected to start on site in September this year.

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Old May 18th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #2038
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Shanghai Shipyards

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This is a rather small plot in the Shanghai shipyards area in Lujiazui (Changyi Rd, Yingcheng Middle Road). There has been a few cranes and some digging going on for a few weeks, are they building something?


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L'Avenue Shanghai (Louis Vuitton Group's Tower in Shanghai) is about to be finished.
Are there any recent updates of the Jin Hongqiao International Center, which is located in the same area?
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