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Population: 27 Million30 million in 2025
GDP: 251 6.6 %
BigMac: 2.74 us dollars
Shanghai | China
This project was developed in the context of Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2019 international competition aiming to artistically regenerate the Yangpu Waterfront and industrial heritages along the Huangpu River.
Since the site used to be a welding platform for shipbuilding, 100 Architects came up with the idea of creating an eye-catching and stimulating public space which would serve 2 specific purposes:
Providing a modern public platform to activate the scarcely used space by encouraging social dynamics and interactions.
And bringing back the old memories of the industrial and social splendor on the banks of the Huangpu River.
To honor the memory and identity of this particular space, we decided to propose the design reminiscing a ship under construction process while respecting the marvelous bronze grid on the floor.
The ship is manifested through a system of Corten steel ribs arising from the bronze stripes, mimicking the shape of an unfinished vessel which contains a variety of public space features, such as seating, gathering, resting, lounging or playing areas, all of them laid out from the bow to the stern.
Project Name: Shipyard Plaza
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Gong Xun, Marie Anseaume, Cosima Jiang.
Client: Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2019
Area: 924 m2
Completion: August 2019
Location: Shanghai, China
A ship under construction process to bring back the old memories of the industrial splendor on the banks of the Huangpu River by creating a public space that resembles a shipyard but with some design extravaganza.
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It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings.
This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to trigger a massive public interest to the place, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.