Wusong Marina Development Concept
Assembledge+, along with local Shanghai architecture firm AMJ, created this concept urban design plan for a new marina, office, entertainment and shopping center in the Boashan District in the northern prtion of Shanghai. The site is adjacent to the existing Shanghai Cruise Ship Terminal and fronts onto the Yangsi River at the mouth of the Hongpu River which leads into the heart of Shanghai.
Building upon the metaphor of the two rivers the concept alludes to this transformation envisioning the scale of change from from east to west – from small human scaled “village” and gardens – to a high rise scaled international office, hotel, entertainment and retail marina center which represents the globalization and future of Shanghai. The design expresses the uniqueness of the history and location of the site, using two dragons to illustrate prosperity. The two dragons proudly stand and protect the City of Shanghai and its history.
Chief Urban Design Consultant: Assembledge+ | Richard W. Thompson, FAIA (Principal in Charge), David Thompson
Local Planning Consultant in Shanghai: AMJ | Jie Feng, Minghua Xue