“when talking about the urban development in china, Shanghai will always be the first to be mentioned, Shanghai Bund is enveloped with a100-year in history, and in the recent 20-year, urban development is mostly concentrated along the Lujiazui area. To greatly appreciate its long stretch elegance you need to stand to the other adjacent and recently develop ‘North Bund’.”
—— Secretary of Hongkou District Committee, Jianping Sun
背景与挑战 | Background and Challenges
项目位于上海市虹口区北外滩滨江绿地C区，汇山地块，东起秦皇岛路轮渡站，西至公平路轮渡站，北侧为在建的上海国际航运服务中心项目及拟建的大连路泵站搬迁工程，南临黄浦江。基地用地面积: 42,785 m2，其中码头及观景平台面积: 18,186m2。
The project is located in Area C, north of Shanghai Bund, inside the district of Hongkou greenbelt waterfront area called the “Huishan Block”. It is bounded by Qinhuangdao Ferry Station in the eastside, and stretches westward until Gongping Ferry Station.Shanghai International Shipping Service Center and Dalian Road Pump Station on the north side and Huangpu river on the south. The site area is approximately 42,785 m2, including 18,186m2 of wharf and viewing platform.
It is at the intersection of Suzhou River and Huangpu River, forming a “golden triangle” together with the Bund and Lujiazui. Categorize as the service trade zone of shanghai were local and international shipping frequents its waterway. The landscape design of Area C should not only focus on creating a common green space but also to be the center and showcase the culture of Shanghai’s international shipping, “ creating a window of culture and a balcony of urban life.”
Originally the north bund/Huishan Block was used for warehouse docking servicing locals and international shipping company in shanghai which created a deep and narrow site. Floodwalls are hindrances pedestrian access and mainly blocks the Huangpu river view. Watergate bridges divides the site that causes complication to the required continuous flow and connection existing waterfront in Lujiazui. 10 years ago, the Urban Planning Bureau of Shanghai planned to complete and connect all the waterfront of Huangpu River, to create a continuous public green park. Various local and international design teams were invited to participate in the preliminary analysis and research work, producing a comprehensive design guidelines for the Huangpu Riverfront design. Taking this opportunity, MYP (Maibo) together with Hujian Group Environmental institute, combined their professional advantages and resources, creates an extensive landscape design solutions of the north bund, a design aims to build a window to showcase Shanghai’s shipping culture, and a balcony to display a healthier urban life, a waterfront landscape belt with the most distinctive port culture in Shanghai for the future.
▼场地原貌，The Original Site
▼滨江绿地C区实景，Real Overall View
堤岸界线与休闲商业 | Embankment Boundary and Leisure Business
Existing post-industrial factory buildings and abandoned docks cut off the walking line along the river and existing flood control walls on both sides of Huangpu River are blocking the view and access to the waterfront. As a design solution floodwalls were pushed inside the site creating a continuous waterfront promenade adding a green open space fill the level change creating various function and experiences to the people and giving a different accent enhancing the architecture as its background.
▼连续的公共开放空间，Continuous Public Open Space
▼建筑与景观融为一体，整合了基地内的休闲商业空间，creating various function and experiences to the people and giving a different accent enhancing the architecture as its background
三慢系统与健康生活 | 3-Slow System and Healthy Lifestyle
▼三慢系统的设立是虹口区北外滩滨江绿地从封闭到开放转变的重要里程碑，establishing the 3-Slow System is an important milestone for the Hongkou District riverfront
▼滨江跑道鸟瞰，aerial view of the jogging path
▼近景鸟瞰，close aerial view
The North Bund riverfront was built and completed on July 2017, establishing the 3-Slow System is an important milestone for the Hongkou District riverfront, were user experience the transition from the green spaces encloses and opening to the waterfront, continuous pedestrian trail connecting to open spaces. With its 2.5 km linear long activity spine people can walk, ride bikes and jog along the Huangpu Riverfront, promotes and create a healthier lifestyle.
▼组团植栽与慢跑道，plantation and jogging path
▼跑步道和骑行道， Jogging And Cycling Ways
▼北外滩慢跑道，The North Bund jogging path
▼人们在该区段2.5公里长的黄浦江沿岸散步、骑行或慢跑，with its 2.5 km linear long activity spine people can walk, ride bikes and jog along the Huangpu Riverfront
城市阳台与观江体验 | Urban Balcony and River View Experience
The Huangpu River represents the symbol and the epitome of Shanghai. And with the strategic design of the viewing platform in different heights of the North Bund it enriches and give people’s to view Huangpu River in a different perspective, creating a balcony to glimpsed Shanghai’s city life. Standing at the North Bund, you will have a glance of Shanghai’s past, its present and with a keen an imaginative eye the look of its bright future. With its strategic and unique characteristics the North Bund is undoubtedly the most suitable window for displaying the Shanghai port culture along the Huangpu River.
▼看外滩和陆家嘴最好的“看台”， The Best “Stand” in The Bund and Lujiazui.
▼滨江步道与休息区， Riverside Walkway and Rest Area
▼不同高度的观江平台， River Viewing Platforms in Different Heights
独特内港与讲叙故事 | Unique Inner Harbor and Storytelling
▼内港池浮码头，Inner Harbor Pier
The overall layout of the riverfront was based on the needs to create a “center for International shipping in Shanghai” located in the north of the Bund which eventually finds the needs to create the country’s first energy-saving water gated Yacht Pool with a total water area of 21,000 sq.m. Thus showing that one key element to Shanghai’s financial boom is mainly because of its port terminals and if Shanghai is the key to modern China, then its port terminal is the gateway of modern shanghai.Using this idea MYP (Maibo) creates three entrance squares each represents the history of Shanghai Maritime history from the past, to the present and to the future, showcasing each era its deep history and culture. The yacht harbor pool and adjacent with the large green space on the west side creates a symmetry, forming an overall pattern of “west green and east water” which constitute a new highlight of the north bund and even to the whole Shanghai Riverfront landscape.
▼独特的城市內港码头， Unique Urban Inner Harbor Pier
▼层递式种植，plantation in different layers
▼内港种植区，Inner Harbor plantation
滨江商贸与活动功能 | Riverfront Business and Activity Functions
With the design incorporation of open spaced green corridor has soften the connection of the waterfront to the commercial and business buildings, providing shades and comfort for people to access the riverside promenade. A series of semi-private landscape spaces were designed to function as an office extension and resting area serving people of the adjacent office buildings. With the well planned diversification of programs and use of spaces it improved the activity functions of the site and provide a “workable, livable and playable” environment for both business and local users.
▼服务于不同人群的多元化场地，Diverse Spaces Serving Different Groups
▼铺装拼接与景观灯，paving and lamp details
项目总结 | Project Summary
In the future, Shanghai Hongkou District will focus on the industrial, functional and environmental development, making the North Bund a globally center for urban activity area, as well as a world-class meeting place displaying its cultural characteristics and spirit. Here, people will feel and see the maritime culture of Shanghai as a port city and here, people can best see and experience the charm of Shanghai’s city life.
▼办公区植栽与铺装结合，vegetation and paving
▼树池与景观座椅结合夏景，bench integrated with the tree pool
▼树池与景观座椅结合秋景，bench integrated with the tree pool
Project name：Shanghai north bund riverside mountain block landscape
Design：OFFICE MYP.INC / East China architectural design research co. LTD
Leader designer：BoHuaYing , ChangYu, JinLiu, DanDanLi, WeiWu,
Team: WeiWeiWang, WenTingShen, HaiLangTong, MinTang,
Project location：Shanghai hongkou district north bund riverside green area C hui mountain block
Gross Built Area：4.2 HA
Photo credits：MYP ， WeiWei
Partners：Huajian group environmental institute
Clients：Shanghai port corporation
Materials：Stone, wood, concrete, metal, corrosion (weather resistant) steel, glass