Located in the Dongjiadu area of Huangpu District, Shanghai, the gateway to the entire South Bund, the Bund House faces Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone across the Huangpu River, and closely adjoins urban green space. It is planned to converge the sight lines to the east side of the Huangpu River, making optimal use of the available scenic resources. As a top residential area in a first-tier city, this project is naturally regarded as the epitome of the high-end lifestyle in China and the quintessence of quality and innovation.
Spatially, the routes from the entrance to each resident’s door have been painstakingly designed with full consideration of the living and psychological needs of residents at different ages. The details and specific dimensions of every public space respond to the architects’ considerations that emerged during the design process. As for the design of the façade, the full glass curtainwall style is applied more maturely in the project after a successful experiment with such style on Sapphire Mansion in Hangzhou.
Based on the current level of industrialization and construction capabilities of the Chinese construction industry, the architect presents an apt combination of glass, metal and stone that looks neat, simple and expressive. Worth mentioning are the two old houses which were previously part of the historical Ji’anli complex and were declared “protected buildings”. After a comprehensive review, the architect decided to relocate the protected buildings in their entireties on site, so as to perfectly embed them into the planned layout. Besides of fully strengthening existing buildings from inside, the building façade and main interior elements are retained, and endowed with new functions. Surrounded by new buildings, the old buildings have become vibrant with life, initiating a dialogue between different generations at the same place.
Shanghai Huazhe Bund Real Estate Co., Ltd.
2011 - 2017