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Old August 15th, 2017, 03:31 AM   #2741
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That '1000 Trees Project' is really something else

Judging by the render it appears to be near the Shanghai Railway Station. Is that correct?
Memory is a little hazy, but I think if you go across that bridge, and turn slightly to the west, that would be the SH railway station.
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I think this design relies on the trees too much. The structure should look good on its own.



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Can't wait to see the final product, and also the taller second phase. It is an absolute masterpiece.
I'm also curious about what seems to be some older brick buildings near the middle of the site.
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Simply wow. I love that last one.
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Ba Dai Tou - masterplan, John Portman & Associates



Any news about this?
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Old August 17th, 2017, 05:50 PM   #2745
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Ba Dai Tou - masterplan, John Portman & Associates



Any news about this?
That project has been around for 2 years or maybe more, at the begining it was shorter. It is a masterplan, so I think in that video we can only trust dimensions but not design, and that video is the most developed document by now, I haven't seen any exact figures, just estimations, and the tallest tower (in previous images, not that video) might reach 400 metres. In the new video, maybe it looks taller.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 02:00 PM   #2746
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Sad to say we've seen plenty of similar masterplan proposals during the last 10 years for Shanghai, but all of them failed to materialise: Lujiazui Eastwards Expansion, a masterplan by Gensler for Nanshi with several supertalls, Suzhou Creek redevelopment with more supertalls, etc. Then nothing happens
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Xuhui telephone booths to be turned into libraries
August 18, 2017
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A rendition of a miniature phone kiosk library. — Ti Gong

XUHUI District will turn its hundreds of outdated telephone booths into miniature libraries, electronic booths and other cultural venues, the government said yesterday.

The downtown district has a total of 637 telephone booths that were built across the city before the mobile phone era made them largely redundant, said Fu Xiao, deputy director of the district's cultural bureau.

Many of the telephones still require an IC card that has all but disappeared in Shanghai.

“Residents have complained there are too many telephone booths in Xuhui that they seldom use. Many of them are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance,” Fu said.

The iconic red booths will be renovated, with their appearance being kept to retain the flavor of the old Shanghai streets, she added.

The first batch of 12 revamped booths will open to public by the end of the year in a trial operation to solicit ideas.

Telephones will be kept inside the booths for people to make emergency calls free of charge.

The cultural bureau that takes charge of the renovation project has several ideas for the revamped kiosks. Some of them will be turned into the “library booths,” where 60 or so books will be available for people to borrow. Under the plan, two telephone booths will be combined with a cylinder cabin placed between them to store the 60 books, according to the bureau.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 09:07 AM   #2748
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Latest addition to the waterfront
September 1, 2017
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The 190-meter-long bridge will open in December. — Chen Mengze

CONSTRUCTION will be completed this month on a bridge over a main Huangpu River branch in Xuhui.

Chunshengang Bridge is set to become an ideal sightseeing spot to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the Huangpu riverfront and the Chunshengang River, officials said.

The new bridge is also expected to relieve traffic congestion on the busy Longwu Road in south downtown, the district government said.

The 190-meter-long bridge spanning Chunshengang River will open to the public in December.

It will have four vehicle lanes, two footpaths and reserved tram rails for future development, said STEC Shanghai Road and Bridge (Group) Co, the city’s major road and bridge building company.

The river is named after Huang Xie, better known as Chunshen Jun, a nobleman and locally revered hero of the Chu Kingdom in the 3rd century BC to commemorate his decade-long effort to dredge the city’s waterway.

The bridge is featured by its steel structure that is designed to resemble a pair of fish eyes looking into the Huangpu and Chunshengang rivers, said Shen Wei, executive deputy project manager with STEC.
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Saturday marks historic day for the riverfront
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September 28, 2017

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An aerial view of Huangpu’s riverfront in Hongkou District. Some 70 percent of the Huangpu riverfront in downtown Shanghai will be open to the public by Saturday. — Jiang Xiaowei

SOME 70 percent of the Huangpu riverfront in downtown Shanghai will be open to the public by Saturday, with continuous paths, bridges and preserved historic buildings, the city government announced yesterday.

The paths have been created along a 32.4-kilometer riverside section between Yangpu and Xupu bridges and run through Yangpu, Hongkou, Huangpu and Xuhui districts as well as the Pudong New Area.

“Most parts of the waterfront in Huangpu, Xuhui and Hongkou have already opened, while several sections will newly open for the first time in Pudong known as the East Bund,” said Wang Jian, an official with the city’s riverside development office. Wang is in charge of the city government’s broader plan to open up 45 kilometers of waterfront along the river by the end of the year.

The riverside areas in Yangpu, featured by preserved historic relics of the city’s earliest industries, will open by Saturday, the district government said.

The East Bund section will connect Lujiazui financial center, the former World Expo site and many future city landmarks such as the Qiantan area, an upmarket business and residential site.

The east side of the riverbank was once intermittently blocked by ferry docks, commercial buildings, restaurants and construction sites. Only 45 percent of it is open to the public, according to the Pudong Riverside Development, Construction and Investment Co.

Over 80,000 square meters of constructions need to be demolished and 280,000 square meters of land are being developed into public areas, said Liu Yongfu, manager of the construction department of the company.
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Suzhou Creek gets welcome makeover
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
October 10, 2017

WORK has started on a 3.7 kilometer downtown walking path along Suzhou Creek, which is scheduled to open by the end of the year, officials said yesterday.

The Changning section of the path stretches from Zhongshan Park to Shuangliu Road in the first phase of a larger development, the district government said.

The path, with wheelchair access, will have turf, artificial turf and timber lanes for walking and running, along with lamps and CCTV cameras for security, especially at night.

The levee will also be upgraded to support the local ecology and to allow people better access to the creek. More greenery will also be planted along the banks. Exercise stations will be built along the creek.

After the first phase is opened, the Changning government will expand the project to the east and the west to create a continuous path along the southern bank, officials said.

The 125-kilometer Suzhou Creek, which flows from Qingpu District to the Waibaidu Bridge, is the biggest tributary of the Huangpu River. Its downtown section runs through Putuo, Jing’an, Hongkou and Huangpu districts.
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Major makeover for old-style eateries in Huangpu
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
October 11, 2017

HUANGPU District is refurbishing small but popular local eateries along a 100-meter stretch of Jinxian Road and hidden behind an old residential community, including some Michelin-rated venues.

Some of the restaurants are popular among expats looking for authentic local longtang (laneway) flavors.

The district’s market supervision bureau is carrying out the “standardization” renovation of 18 restaurants on the road to boost food safety and improve the overall atmosphere.

The aim is to develop Jinxian Road into a “fashion and recreation street.” The upgrade is focusing on kitchen layout, cooking processes, kitchen fittings, hygiene, sanitation and other facilities, a bureau official said on Tuesday.

“Our kitchen has been fully renovated with new ceramic tiles, newly painted walls, stainless steel kitchen fittings and rewiring of electrical wires,” said a man surnamed Tang, a manager at popular Shanghainese restaurant Lan Xin.

The restaurant is one of the three Michelin-listed eateries on the street.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 06:09 PM   #2752
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I don't have time to comment on this, but there is a new thread in Gaoloumi showing photos of an exhibition with some projects for Shanghai:
http://www.gaoloumi.com/forum.php?mo...extra=page%3D1
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Historic silo will be further renovated next year
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October 26, 2017

FURTHER renovation will be carried out on Asia’s once largest grain silo a year from now to open more space to the public.

The ground and top levels of the 48-meter-tall silo, which has a total storage of 80,000 tons, is being opened for a three-month urban planning exhibition that will run until January 15. There is no charge to visit the exhibition.

The second phase for converting the silo, at Minsheng Wharf along Huangpu River, will focus on the middle levels where the 10 separate cylindrical storage facilities will be broken through and converted into five stories, said Zhang Guodong, the deputy project manager with Shanghai Construction No. 1 (Group) Co.

“Detailed plans have yet to be confirmed, but the main direction is to develop the industrial heritage into exhibition halls and offices,” Zhang told Shanghai Daily.

According to the city’s top planning body, the further development of the historic silo aims to “involve arts into people’s daily life.”

As a highlight of its future redevelopment, part of the walls currently covered with ceramic tiles will be replaced by a line of French-style windows to make the exhibition inside visible to people outside, according to the plan.

The silo was built more than two decades ago to be the city’s major wharf for grain and sugar.

When it opened, it was the largest silo in Asia — and at the time the most cutting-edge storage facility in the Far East.

During the first phase of the renovation, six escalators have been installed outside the silo to take visitors to the top of the structure. Apart from that, no other change has been made to the silo’s appearance in order to protect its historic structure, said Liu Yichun, the designer for the redevelopment.

The escalators allow visitors to watch both Huangpu River and the historic wharf side, Zhang said.
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Once stinking landfill to become a park
October 25, 2017
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CONSTRUCTION on a suburban park to be developed from a landfill compound in the Pudong New Area has started. It is expected to open next year.

The park in the Laogang area will feature hills and woodland.

There will be a “greenery protective system” in the north, south and west of the park.

Sited by the side of the East China Sea, the park is Shanghai’s first park to be themed on environmental protection regeneration.

It will be built to improve the environment and ecological layout in the area, and to satisfy the public demand for an ecological woodland, officials said.

With a total investment of 4.3 billion yuan (US$648 million), it covers 16.1 square kilometers, and 95 percent of the project is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.

The area is currently home to the Laogang solid waste comprehensive use base where 70 percent of domestic garbage in Shanghai is transported for recycling treatment. The site handles about 10,000 tons of garbage daily.

The base, the biggest of its kind in China, was once a landfill compound with contaminated soil. It stank and was infested with mosquitoes and flies.

That all changed from 2009. A soil repairing program was put into place, and an eco film covered the landfill compound with an 80-centimeter soil layer above it to prevent methane gas leakage.

Plants such as dawn redwood, mastic trees, glossy privets and milk vetch have been planted to turn the area into a large botanic garden.
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‘Park and ride’ slots under way in Pudong
October 30, 2017
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THE construction of a large car and bike park near Zhoupu East Metro station in suburban Pudong has started.

The “park and ride” facility, which is expected to open in 2019, will include 200 underground slots for conventional vehicles and 50 of the remaining 300 for electric cars, according to the government.

There will also be a bike parking area, a bus station for six bus lines, and a taxi station with 30 slots and a further three for passengers to get on or off.

The facility is located east of the Metro station and between Zhujiagang Road to the north and Fanrong Road to the south. Entrances into the site from both roads are planned.

Once parked, people will have to cross the street by ground to get to the Metro station — about a 100-meter walk.
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Underground is way to go for the city
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
November 2, 2017

SHANGHAI Metro is building a 174-kilometer underground railway and says that 2 million square meters of underground space will be used for the Metro system, including stations and a business complex.

Liu Chunjie, the Metro’s chief engineer, revealed the development at the 5th China (Shanghai) underground space development conference yesterday. It wasn’t announced where the line would run.

He said the number of people using the Metro daily is now 10.65 million. “It took us 10 years to raise the daily figure from 100,000 people to 1 million,” Liu recalled, adding that numbers are increasing rapidly.

As a result, underground space is becoming more important for Shanghai as above-ground resources are increasingly in short supply.

“The 13th-five-year plan period is vital for Shanghai’s transformation of land use pattern and land resources reform,” said Deng Jianping, deputy director of Shanghai Housing and Urban Development Commission. “The plan explicitly encourages cities to jointly develop both above ground and underground space.”
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Hongkou tries different approach to renovating historic buildings
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
November 9, 2017

A trial project has been conducted in a shikumen community in Hongkou District to renovate the buildings’ inner structures and to improve living conditions, while preserving their historic look.

The renovation on Chunyangli, built around the 1930s, is a new attempt to find out how to best protect the city’s remaining stone-gated houses.

If the project, the first phase of which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, manages to please both residents in the buildings as well as heritage experts, it is expected to be promoted as a new preservation strategy for shikumen buildings.

The Chunyangli neighborhood on 211 Dongyuhang Road is a classic late-style shikumen building and listed as a protective heritage zone of city. A total of 1,181 households are living inside the community with shared bathrooms and kitchens as well as limited living space.

“The major target is to ensure each household has their own kitchen and bathroom, while preserving the appearance of the historic buildings,” said Xing Zhuhua, a director designer with Zhang Ming Architectural Design Firm, which is in charge of the renovation design.

The fully government-subsidized project replaces the former wooden and brick inner structures that have been weathering and now pose fire risks, with steel beams and other fire-resistance materials. The exterior walls are preserved. Original construction materials such as the red bricks and wooden doors are being reused as much as possible, Xing told Shanghai Daily.

The public space is reallocated and shared by the residents to increase the living space, he said.

“We are looking forward to witnessing the effect of the renovation project, but are also worried the additional space cannot be allocated fairly,” said a resident surnamed Fan who has been living in the community for six decades.
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Putuo industrial area to be innovation zone
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
November 15, 2017

SHANGHAI’S former chemical industrial park in Putuo District will become an “intelligence and innovation zone” by 2022 with large greenery coverage.

Taopu chemical park has since the 1950s housed industrial giants such as the Hero Pen Factory, Shanghai Rubber Factory, and Shanghai No. 1 TCM factory. But now a bright, new future awaits.

The zone will be eventually developed into “Taopu Smart Town.”

Most plants, including Shanghai Printing Ink Factory and Shanghai Fragrance and Flavor Factory, have been relocated, while the land will be reclaimed for “ecological remediation,” said Cao Liqiang, Party secretary of Putuo.

The future Taopu innovation town, covering 4.2 square kilometers in the core area, aims to gather a swath of companies on science, education and entrepreneurship to facilitate the city government’s ambition to become a “scientific and innovation center with global influence,” Cao said.

The district plans to take over some 2.5 square kilometers of former industrial land from the companies by the end of the year and launch remediation on the ecological system, soil and underground water, Cao said.

Taopu was among the first batch of chemical industrial parks in Shanghai. Set up in 1954, its development of industrial enterprises was at its peak in the 1980s when Hero pens and locally produced perfumes became popular merchandise in Shanghai.

However, rapid industrial development not only brought about economic growth but environmental pollution as well. To restore the park’s environment, the district is planning to create a large greenery park within the scientific zone covering a square kilometer. It is expected to become the largest downtown green land area, Cao said.
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Calls to save compound linked to the Northern Song Dynasty
Shanghai Daily Excerpt
November 17, 2017

APPEALS are being made to save a historic residential compound from an urban renovation project in rural Pudong’s Gaohang Town.

The compound, known locally as Cao Villa, once housed the descendants of the renowned general Cao Bin, who helped Zhao Kuangyin to ascend to the throne and found the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), according to the Cao family’s genealogy records.

“Cao’s family is prominent in Shanghai history,” said history and architecture Lou Chenghao.

Lou and other experts want the building complex saved and cite the city’s urban planning body’s call for better preservation of historic buildings.

Cao genealogy records show the family moved to Shanghai in the early South Song Dynasty (1127-1279), an era when the imperial army was defeated by northern marauders. They first settled in the Caojiadu area of Jing’an District, and from 1403 to 1424, they moved to Gaohang.

Also, as documented in the genealogy, a town called Huating was set up 1074.

“Huating was precursor of Shanghai and Songjiang. It was the only historical document dated back to Song Dynasty that we have so far related to Shanghai’s birth,” said Zhou Minfa, vice chairman of Pudong’s literature and history association.

He added, “It’s not only the matter of protecting Cao’s family compound, it is also a matter of retaining our history.”

A nearby teashop owner surnamed Xu said the site used to be dotted with eight courtyard estates. But five of them have been pulled down.

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New life for Hongkou’s old bomb shelters
Shanghai Daily
November 21, 2017

TENANTS from nearly 100 old bomb shelters in the basements of downtown residential buildings have been moved out.

The program launched by Hongkou District government also aims to make sure the shelters are still in good condition and can still be used in emergency.

Officials said residents living on higher levels have long complained about security concerns, pollution and noise resulting from the shelters being used as living spaces.

The 98 underground shelters in Hongkou, once an indispensable facility for residential buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s, have been closed temporarily. They will be turned into public spaces, such as community activity centers, the district’s civil defense office said yesterday.

Most of the shelters were rented to firms as storage spaces decades ago and some of them were later sublet to migrant residents, the government said.

Residents have complained for years about being disturbed by how the underground space allotted to their buildings was being misused.

The district government launched a survey on the number and conditions of these shelters from early this year and found the 98 sites covering a total of just over 45,000 square meters.

“Since the several underground shelters were closed, the whole neighborhood became quieter,” said Wang Zhiqiang, a resident living in the No. 4 Lane Changzhong Road community.

Law enforcement officers firstly issued a relocation notice to those who owned or lived in the shelters. Contracts were then signed with the tenants to move out, one of the officers said.

“The authority also provided warehouse space for some of the tenants to store their stocks after moving out from the shelters,” he added.

The district government will issue regulations on how the revamped spaces will be used and supervised to ensure the shelters are kept in good condition, the official said.

Most of the underground shelters were built after Chairman Mao Zedong’s urging to “dig deep and store grain” as well as a defense against potential foreign invaders.

Shanghai has a total of over 700,000 square meters of abandoned bomb shelters honeycombed across the city, according to statistics.

Downtown Huangpu has found 582 abandoned civil defense shelters covering 100,000 square meters, or a seventh of the city’s total.

The district government is filling up some of them, while the better preserved shelters are being converted into activity centers, cafes and wine cellars.
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