Masterplanning a new public park to see China into the 21st century.
Following an international design competition for a new park that would form the centrepiece of Shanghai’s financial district, Pudong, we were appointed masterplanner for the realisation of the concept.
The design includes major new landforms and bodies of water to ameliorate Shanghai’s occasionally extreme climate in an area previously characterised by urban fringe issues and fluvial flooding.
Century Park combines major recreation and visitor destinations, including new metro stations, with an ecological approach that includes protected areas of nature conservation interest.
Once we had produced the masterplan, we went on to produce design briefs for detailed design development by local contractors and visited the site to advise on work as it progressed.
The result of the entire project team’s ingenuity and creativity is both an immensely popular venue attracting millions of visitors annually, and a notable piece of sustainable park design.