Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space [徐汇滨江], Shanghai: 31.167104, 121.460685
Xuhui Riverside Public Open Space [徐汇滨江]
Reconversion of a former industrial area into a green space
Location: Xuhui district, Shanghai
Typology: Riverside park Scale: 4 km length Contracting authority: Shanghai Municipal Council Main Stakeholders: Peter Verity, architect, PDRc Urbanism, Architecture EDSA, chinese architecture agency (Mada Spam, FCJZ) Year: 2010
This large green space makes up part of the Shanghai Corniche Park. Industrial areas along the Huangpu River were converted into a pitch connected to the rest of the riverside park. The new area not only brings the river closer to the city, but also safeguards its industrial heritage by maintaining some relevant symbols on site.