the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains"

Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains"

Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains"
Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains", © Heatherwick Studio
© Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has designed a mountainous mixed use plan for Shanghai's main arts district. Named M50, the 300,000-square-meter project was conceived as "a piece of topography" that takes the shape of "two tree-covered mountains" populated by "400 terraces" and "1000 structural columns."

“Normally, the large-scale projects that we are quite used to seeing have big boxes, and the role of the designer is figuring out what pattern of architectural wrapping paper to put on these boxes,” said Thomas Heatherwick, according to Architectural Digest. “We wondered if there was a way to make better working spaces by also making access to outdoors.”

The 15-acre development, currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2018, is sited next to a public park. It is split by a narrow strip of government property and incorporates a number of historic buildings. 

The project is currently being exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York as part of "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" through January 3, 2016.

News via Heatherwick Studio, AJ, Architectural Digest

About this author
Karissa Rosenfield
Author
Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Heatherwick-Designed Shanghai Development Conceived as Two "Tree-Covered Mountains"" 22 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779268/heatherwick-designed-shanghai-development-conceived-as-two-tree-covered-mountains/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
© Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick设计的上海莫干山开发项目好像是两座被树覆盖的高山

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.