Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre by OMA




Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

The Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

The project site, occupying the former ‘Shanghai Shipyard’, has a long history of shipbuilding industry.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

The new Exhibition Centre is positioned on the ramp of a former ship cradle and provides a concentrated event space within the surrounding financial district.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

OMA conceived the Exhibition Centre as a “spatial armature,” suspended above a plaza and connected to another exhibition space beneath the ramp.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

The building organizes the open space, adding new programmatic opportunities for film screenings, fashion shows, and concerts.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
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The new volume transforms the existing ramp into a large-scale theatrical space for events while the covered plaza under the elevated box can be used for more intimate happenings.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
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The building’s materiality and architecture establish a dialogue with the site’s industrial past; a mysterious object wrapped in a metallic mesh exposes its steel structure, echoing the unfinished ship hulls which used to populate the site.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA

OMA was appointed by Lujiazui Central Financial District (Phase II) Development Corporation to design and execute the building in November 2014. Source by OMA.

Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Photo Courtesy of OMA
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architect: OMA
  • Client: LuJiaZui Central Financial District (Phase II) Development Corporation
    Competition Team
  • Partners in charge: David Gianotten, Michael Kokora
  • Associate in charge: Paolo Caracini
  • Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Project Team: Paul Feeney, Vincent McIlduff, Yuye Peng, Tony Yang, with Mafalda Brandao, Thomas Brown, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Stella Tong, Mavis Wong, Shu Yang
    Schematic Design & Design Development
  • Partner in charge: Michael Kokora Associate in charge: Daan Ooievaar
  • Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Project Team: Charles Lai, Vincent McIlduff, Slobodan Radoman, Tony Yang, with Joanna Gu, Mafalda Brandao
    Construction Documentation & Construction Administration
  • Partner in Charge: David Gianotten
  • Associate in charge: Daan Ooievaar Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Project Team: Charles Lai, Slobodan Radoman, with Joanna Gu
    Interiors
  • Partner in Charge: David Gianotten
  • Associate in charge: Daan Ooievaar
  • Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Project Team: Charles Lai, Katja Lam, Slobodan Radoman, with Joanna Gu, Mafalda Brandao, Adisak Yavilas
    Collaborators
  • Structure, Facade, Lighting Consultancy: ARUP
  • Local Design Institute: China Shipbuilding NDRI Engineering Co.,
  • Ltd Facade: Wuhan Lingyun Building Decoration Engineering Co.,
  • Ltd Multimedia: Dynamic Artworks
  • Signage: RTKL
  • Program: 1500m2 – Exhibition, Retail
  • Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Courtesy of OMA
Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Image © OMA
Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Image © OMA
Shanghai Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre
Image © OMA

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