The inauguration ceremony of the waterfront on the Huangpu River could hardly have been more spectacular. To coincide with its opening on 31st December 2018, there was snowfall in Shanghai, the rare white blanket providing an extra touch of gloss to this freshly landscaped park – much to the delight of the residents in the Chinese metropolis. Using Olivio system luminaires, the reserved lighting sets visual accents, while at the same time turning the waterfront into an enticing space for adventure and relaxation, both by day and night.
The goal was to find the best way to revitalise the eastern waterfront along the Huangpu River. The vision for the waterfront between the Yangpu Bridge in the North of Shanghai and the Xupu Bridge in the south, 45 km long in total, was to create a versatile, sustainable public greenspace that remains attractive whatever the season. Important objectives of its usage concept were to further the health and well-being of citizens and enrich their lives by offering opportunities for sport, games and simply sojourning in the fresh air.
client: City Council Shanghai
architect: Arcplus Group PLC, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
landscape architect: Shanghai Urban Planning and Design Research Insititute
design: WEST 8 urban design & landscape architecture
photographer: Zilu Wang
Is Olivio the luminaire for your project?
Get in touch
We look forward to realise extraordinary projects with you.