Klopfer Martin Design Group

Shanghai Bund

Shanghai Bund


Shanghai, China

After winning two rounds of international design competition to create a new vision for the Shanghai Bund, KMDG worked with Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now nbbj) to remake this historic riverfront for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. 

Nearly a mile long, the design is a series of landscapes—paved courts, gardens, urban parks, planted slopes, promenade—that relate to their adjacent condition (office, retail, residential) to bring human scale to the site. Important crossings such as Nanjing and Yan’an Roads are given prominence on the Bund with new urban plazas, while historic existing landscapes, such as the Huangpo Park and the riverfront promenade, have new ground plane conditions, site utilities, pavilions, and solve critical circulation problems for both every day and festival uses.

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai Urban Planning Administration Bureau, City of Shanghai

Completed for World Expo 2010

2012 Best Urban Regeneration Project in Asia, MIPIM Asia, Shanghai Bund
2009 Cityscape Dubai Master Planning Award
2008, 2007 First Place Winner, Rounds 1+2, Shanghai Bund Competition for the Design Contract

Surface Magazine, "Public Purpose," June 12, 2013
BBC Travel, "The regeneration of Shanghai’s Bund," December 23, 2011
The Telegraph, "Shanghai reopens Bund after £280m restoration," March 26, 2010
World Architecture News, "Redesign of Shanghai Bund restores grandeur to famous Huangpu District," July 26, 2010

Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now nbbj), urban designer
KMDG, landscape architect
Shanghai Municipal Engineering and Design Institute (SMEDI), construction drawings/observation

Tim Griffiths Photography
Hartness Vision, renders

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