Xinhua Wharf is located on the south bank of the lower reach of Huangpu River with a water front of 325 m, which the origin of Shanghai's century-old ship builder Xiangsheng Shipyard. Reconstructed in 1918, the wharf has now become the water-borne portal of Shanghai and even China. Great figures such as Einstein, Tagore and Chaplin stepped onto the land of China from here.
No. 871-872 depots which were once within the jurisdiction of Xinhua Wharf form an important part of industrial building heritage of the wharf. Built in 1938 and experienced several times of reconstruction, the depots were transformed to an international yacht club prior to 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
The old building has three layers in total and comprises two parts which are completely symmetric in east-west direction. The most important feature of the building exterior is the external concrete stairs and ramps with extremely strong functionality on both sides, while its interior has the octangle uprights as the greatest characteristic, and the huge octagonal column caps become a very strong symbolic feature inside as the building adopts a flat floor-free system.
Inherit regional hisotric culture、Create product with the feature of times、 Enhance functional quality of the district.
HPP接受委托，将871-872仓库改造为符合现代办公需求，荟萃海派商务典范，融合文艺、时尚、潮流空间， 集滨江生态， 历史建筑景观于一体的高端商务场所。 除部分为万科自用办公外，滨江道现已公开招商，进驻企业将以金融服务、咨询机构和文化创意企业为主。
No. 87-872 Depots will be transformed by HPP to a space that meets modern office needs gathers Shanghai-style business models and infuses arts, fashion and trend, and a high-end commerce site that integrates historic building landscapes into riverside ecology. Except for offices reserved by Vanke for itself, the riverside boulevard is now open for business leasing. The enterprises that move in will be dominated by financial services, consulting agencies, cultural and creative enterprises.
The building reconstruction focuses on three policies: Reserve original structures; Meet new function requirements; Material color and proportion fits the original building.
The designer re-divides the facade on original basis to meet the lighting demand of modern commerce and office while reserving the style of original building.
The continuity and coordination between the old and new buildings are highlighted by the element of red bricks laid by varied processes. Projecting metal balconies add jumping elements to the flat elevation, enriching the sense of industry for the building.
The south, north and west sides of the building adopt the internal indent design, forming an arcade space, which is a compromise of the building to urban space, obscures the concepts of indoors and outdoors and adds the interestingness of business space of the first floor.
Original stairs attached to elevation on both sides are demolished and integrated into the central hall of the building. The 6.5 m-wide large staircases provide a short-stay space for people to rest and talk apart from its function as a vertical circulation between the two sides of east and west.
Like a large sculpture at the entrance of building, it delivers the image of openness and friendliness, leaving people deep impression at one glance. The 21 m-high courtyard provides the building with good lighting, which is also open for the public.
The design language of interlacing material with space used on the facades of building is extended to the atrium. The alternation of old and new materials and comparison of light and shadow are seen throughout the space, enhancing the sense of hierarchy and degree of comfort.
Shanghai features its local-style culture. A combination of diversified cultures, jumping color blocks and sophisticated engraving still exude unique charm like the memory of old Shanghai carried by yellowed films. The material and color selection of the office area is intended to deliver a feel of old Shanghai, which is of low profile yet with elegance and luxury.
As an important link of Huangpu Riverside Green Belt, landscape design becomes a crucial part of the project. Diversified roof garden and varied open public spaces serve as important extension of riverside landscape zone. The new Chinese-style landscape design aims to create a high-quality space by integrating modern simplicity into Chinese-style landscape.
The roof is divided into a business area and a public area according to dynamic and static needs. The business area is shielded from visual interference and backgrounded by landscapes with fences and green barriers, and creates different types of meeting environments by open and semi-open space forms.
The public area is divided into three parts, i.e. sports sub-area, plantation sub-area and river-viewing platform. Green viewpoints are linked by zig-zag footpath, which is interspersed with fitness equipment, open vegetable plantation sites and many other rest and fun activities, enriching outdoor experience significantly.
The development history of old building is depicted between steel rails as landscape elements; narrowly-spaced granite paving stone brings comfortable walking experience; and green belts and water fountains of the same modulus create a square space appropriate for people to stay. The design as a whole is quite ingenious, renewing the building from inside to outside completely.
建筑设计团队：崔皓、王伟树、Karolina Maria Ozimek、余泳臻、Maria Kohl、 杨柳、周楠、李天翔、连蔚杉、薛燕、马越、王周辉、柏啸天
室内设计团队：张彤、Job Peter Upmeijer、谢若虹、李羚、黄山
Project name: Shanghai In-Bund Office Building
Client: Vanke SCPG Group
GFA: 12 700m²
Construction: Flat Slab、Steel Construction
Chief Architect: Jens Kump
Architects: PM：Feng Zipeng
Architects Team：Cui Hao、Wang Weishu、Karolina Maria Ozimek、Yu Yongzhen、Maria Kohl、Yang Liu、Zhou Nan、Li Tianxiang、Lian Weishan、Xue Yan、Ma Yue、Wang Zhouhui、Bo Xiaotian
Interior Architects：PM：Amanda Xu
Interior Architects Team：Zhang Tong、Job Peter Upmeijer、Xie Ruohong、Li Ling、Huang Shan
Landscape Architects：PM：Xu Yaping、Tang Caiping
LDI:China Shanghai Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd
Photographer: CreatAR Images