Copyright Blackstation, Copyright Perkins Eastman, Copyright Tim Griffith, Copyright Gary Wei, Tim Griffith
Huishan North Bund, a 255,000 sm office-led, mixed-use development, enjoys “front row seats” to Shanghai’s Pudong skyline and to the bustling Huangpu River. After more than 200 years, during which time this historic stretch of riverfront was occupied by maritime uses, this once-sequestered shipping facility has become Shanghai’s next great place for business and pleasure---reuniting citizens with the waterfront by means of a public plaza, esplanade, and marina that serves as the project’s centerpiece and creates a one-of-a-kind brand identity.
Huishan North Bund includes six office buildings, a shipping exchange, and a retail building with underground shopping concourse--all framing the marina, plaza, and esplanade. Each building includes an accessible green roof with rainwater harvesting, ice storage, greywater recycling, water-conserving fixtures, operable windows, and raised floors. Varied unitized curtainwall façades of aluminum, steel, terra cotta, and high-performance glazing with selective passive shading enable controlled absorption of both sunlight and reflective light from the marina below. These features, together with the esplanade, and easy access to multiple modes of transit (ferry, two subway lines, bus), form a comprehensive sustainability program. Total energy and resource consumption is monitored by a centralized Building Automation System. LEED Core & Shell Gold Certification for all buildings and LEED Master Site Certification is pending. Furthermore, each building offers employee amenities including fitness center, cafeteria, conference center, daycare, and convenient shopping at the sky-lit retail concourse that provides direct connection to public transportation and adjacent developments.
The most notable feature is the 12,000 sm marina that is utilized for heat rejection by the District Energy System and as an on-site stormwater and greywater reservoir. Additionally, the marina creates a beneficial micro-climate for the surrounding plaza through evaporative cooling in warm months and as a moderating water body in cold months.