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Shanghai Architecture Walking Tours
Chinese Architecture Guides – Exclusive Buildings in Eastern China tailor made for Groups
post updated 9 January 2023
Contact e-architect for your Chinese walking guide: isabelle(at)e-architect.com
Shanghai Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks
Our Shanghai guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Eastern China are all exclusive to each client.
Recent interesting buildings include the Lane 189 Mall Building design by celebrated Dutch architects office UNStudio:
photo © Eric Jap
Shanghai Walking Tours
Another striking piece of architecture is White Z Veranda Building in Shanghai by designer Ning Zhang:
photograph : SHEN
Should you be planning an architectural trip to East China please get in touch with Isabelle at e-architect and she will be happy to assist you source an architecture guide or guides.
Shanghai Architecture – Introduction
Shanghai, China is a key Chinese city and is expanding fast. It is located on the eastern coast of China. It is the largest city by population of the People’s Republic of China.
Expo Shanghai Building:
photo : Thomas Ott, Mühltal
Famous architects with buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid Architects, gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, Nikken Sekkei, Foster + Partners and BIG. Other key architects with work in the city include Heatherwick Studios, Goettsch Partners, Paul Andreu Architects, Atkins, Marshall Strabala, BDP Architects and Slade Architecture.
Shanghai Tower – a major new skyscraper building in this burgeoning Chinese city:
picture : Blackstation ST
Major buildings to see on your visit to Shanghai include Shanghai World Financial Center by US architects Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, Jin Mao Tower in Pudong by the well-known American architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Oriental Pearl Tower also in Pudong by Shanghai Modern Architectural Design.
Shanghai Architecture Tours
Shanghai Architecture Walking Tours can focus on traditional Chinese buildings, contemporary buildings or both.
photo from Paul Andreu Architects
Shanghai Walking Tours
Contact us to arrange your walking tour in eastern China at isabelle(at)e-architect.com or mob. +44 (0)7952 149814
Other than Shanghai, e-architect organise architecture walking tours in other Chinese cities such as Beijing and Hong Kong. e-architect also offer architectural city walks in Singapore, Edinburgh, London, Paris, and Glasgow.
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Recent Shanghai Buildings
Shanghai Architecture Designs – chronological list
IM Shanghai, Kaixuan Road / Huaihai West Road, Changning District building design by architects Aedas:
image courtesy of architects office
IM Shanghai Building News
The large building development is located at the intersection of Kaixuan Road and Huaihai West Road of Changning District. The site is accessible via MTR Line 10 at Hongqiao Road Station, is adjacent to the Shanghai City Sculpture Art Centre, and Redtown Art District.
Suzhou Financial Center Exhibition Hall building designed by architects Shanghai Riqing Architectural Design Co., Ltd.:
photograph : Schran Images
Suzhou Financial Center Exhibition Hall
This architectural project is located in the central section next to Suzhou Canal, where there is a grand canal view in the distance and urban trunk road in close proximity. The architects explore inherent logic of local cultural form and language and apply them to the design to stimulate the vitality of surrounding open space and make it the city parlor for residents.
Alibaba’s new HQ in Shanghai building design by Foster + Partners, Architects, UK:
image © Foster + Partners
Alibaba Shanghai HQ Building
The West Bund Museum building design by David Chipperfield Architects, a new art gallery on the Shanghai Corniche:
image © David Chipperfield Architects / Hayes Davidson
The West Bund Museum
Ports 1961 retail building design by architects UUfie:
photo : Shengliang Su
Ports 1961 Flagship Store
Located at a major high-end commercial district, a dynamic new building façade is created for the flagship store of this Chinese fashion house.
Tea House Shanghai, Yangpu District
Design: Archi-Union Architects
Tea House Shanghai
The Tea House is to be found in the backyard of Archi-Union’s J-office. The building is constructed from the salvaged parts of the original warehouse’s collapsed roof, next to a mature tree.
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
Design: gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
The main structure of the closed building with a round ground plan consists of reinforced concrete, while the roof is a steel structure with a 170m span with aluminium cladding. The parallel steel girders create 35m-high arcades and include the glass façades of the encircling open foyer.
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Hongqiao Soho Shanghai
The concept for this new Chinese mixed-use building consists of the underlying simplicity of the set of four parallel slabs. The design provides the convenience and flexibility of a simple modular system based on a 8.4 meters grid and a building depth of about 18 meters.
China Diamond Exchange Center Building
Design: Goettsch Partners architects, USA
China Diamond Exchange Center
The China Diamond Exchange Center was commissioned by Shanghai Lujiazui Development Co. Ltd.. The 535,500-sqft office building is sited on Century Avenue, the 300-foot-wide boulevard in Shanghai’s Pudong district, a financial and commercial hub for the city.
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