▼沿江“绿之丘”鸟瞰，aerial view to the Green Hill ©章鱼见筑
In March 2016, the Yangpu Riverside Public Space Penetration Project was in full swing. In order to forge the riverside landscape belt and open the waterfront shoreline to its urban hinterland, the tobacco warehouse near Ferry Ningguo Road is planned to be demolished. This is a six-story reinforced concrete frame slab building that was built within about 30 years and lacks both technological value and obvious architectural features. The demolition of this building seems to be without doubt due to a major road crossing underneath in planning. Besides, its huge north-south volume running across the city and the river bank severely blocks the sight of the riverside landscape.
▼总平面图，site plan ©原作设计工作室
However, the opportunity is also contained in obstacles: the huge north-south volume that causes obstruction at first glance can be transformed into a bridge connecting the city and the river bank through the mass reduction; the seemingly irreconcilable contradiction between urban roads and buildings can be solved by grabing the characteristics of the concrete structure. In the context of revitalizing industrial buildings and limiting development, after repeated consultations with urban planning departments and municipal construction departments, it was decided to retain the building for renovation and make it as a riverside complex including a collection of municipal infrastructure, public green space and public supporting services.
▼东北角鸟瞰，view from northeast ©章鱼见筑
▼顶视图，roof top view ©章鱼见筑
In order not to affect the route of the planned riverside road, the walls of the first two floors in the middle three spans of the tobacco warehouse are tore down to meet the height and width requirements for municipal roads. This opportunity is also used to establish public transportation on the ground floor of the building, weaving it into the regional transportation network.
▼长剖面图（功能使用划分），section (function programming) ©原作设计工作室
In order to reduce the sense of the six-story slab building on the city and the riverside space, the buildings facing the river bank and the city side are cut at an angle, and the pressure is reduced in two directions from the top of the building. Sense, while forming a layer by layer approach to the river and the hinterland of the city.
▼被削切出来的建筑，the building volume cut at an angle ©章鱼见筑
▼滨水公共空间与城市腹地的联系，the connection of the river and the hinterland of the city ©章鱼见筑
▼北侧大草坡，the turf slope on the north side ©章鱼见筑
▼“漫游”之丘，a roaming hill ©章鱼见筑
▼有着强烈工业感的结构体系，the structural system with a strong industrial sense ©章鱼见筑
▼绿植-结构-拉索-盒子-路径，greenery-structure-cable-box- route ©原作设计工作室
In the current situation, the green space on the north side of the tobacco warehouse is planned to extend the retreat from the city side to form a gentle slope, access the city, cover the slope with soil for planting, build a park, arrange parking and other basic service facilities below the slope, and let people know Kakuma strolled from the city to the river bank. The upper half of the entire building is also covered with greenery, and is connected by a cantilevered staircase and slopes, as well as the river bank, making the entire building like a huge green bridge.
▼北面景观大草坡，the turf slope ©章鱼见筑
▼阶梯状的漫游路径，the terraced walking route ©章鱼见筑
▼沿江梯级状景观平台，the terraced viewing platform ©章鱼见筑
▼环形游廊悬挑处，the cantilevered bridge ©章鱼见筑
▼三层东北向观景平台，viewing platform on the third level ©章鱼见筑
▼五层钢结构环形游廊，the annular steel bridge on the fifth level ©章鱼见筑
The interior is subdivided to form “small houses in green hills”, which are used for public ancillary service rooms. At this point, the city scale, building scale and furniture scale are unified in one building, forming a rich physical experience. In order to introduce sky light into the interior, the gloom of the large-scale slab building was changed, and an atrium was placed in the center of the building and above the city road. The double spiral staircase also played a role in communicating the various floors. The entire building is connected to the city and the river bank at different heights and directions through a variety of transportation spaces such as urban roads, ramps, stairs, and double spiral atriums.
▼聚落状的小房子，small houses in green hills ©章鱼见筑
▼机动车道穿越建筑底层，the city road runs through the ground level ©章鱼见筑
▼二层中庭空间，atrium – second floor ©章鱼见筑
▼二层展厅空间，exhibition hall – second floor ©章鱼见筑
▼中庭双螺旋楼梯，spiral staircase in the atrium ©章鱼见筑
▼二层跨越式交通，circulation – second floor ©章鱼见筑
▼三层公共交通，circulation – third floor ©章鱼见筑
▼三层廊道空间，view to the atrium from the third floor ©章鱼见筑
▼柱面与顶面，the ceiling and the columns ©章鱼见筑
▼一层办公空间，office area on the ground floor ©章鱼见筑
▼一层停车库，car park on the ground floor ©章鱼见筑
▼一层顶面，ceiling – ground floor ©章鱼见筑
The transformed tobacco warehouse has become a “green hill”. By vertically dividing roads and public service facilities, and arranging three-dimensional greening, it has opened up the barrier between the city and the riverside, realizing the sustainable use of existing buildings. It serves as one of the best responses to decrement development.
▼双螺旋楼梯，the double spiral staircase ©章鱼见筑
▼滨水空间夜景，overlook to the waterfront by night ©章鱼见筑
▼总平面图，site plan ©原作设计工作室
▼二层平面图，second floor plan ©原作设计工作室
▼三层平面图，third floor plan ©原作设计工作室
▼顶层平面图，top floor plan ©原作设计工作室
主创建筑师: 章明 张姿 秦曙
Project name: Green Hill-Regeneration of No.1500 Yang Shupu Rd., Yangpu District, Shanghai
Architect’ Firm: TJAD/Original Design Studio
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Lead Architects: Ming Zhang, Zi Zhang, Shu Qin
Design Team: Nina Tao, Bo Chen, Rui Luo, Xuefeng Li, Jialong Sun, Jingjing Li, Qingyuan Yang, Dian Yu (Intern), Yichen Zhang (Intern), Chengzhe Zhu (Intern)
Project location: No.1500 Yang Shupu Rd., Yangpu District, Shanghai
Completion Year: 2019
Gross Built Area: 17500㎡
Photo credits: ZY Architectural Photography
Photographer’s website: http://www.zyarch.cn
Other participants: Shanghai Yangpu River-side Investment Co.Ltd.