Architects: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects
- Area: 363 m²
- Year: 2019
- Design Principal: Yuyang Liu
- Project Leader /Project Architect: Jue Wang
- Design Team: Zhuoran Chen, Han Chen, Yining He, Yaping Wu, Haiqi Xue
- Site Architect: Jue Wang
- Ldi& Structure: Shanghai China Communications Water Transportation Design& Research co.Ltd, Shanghai Oriental architectural design and research institute co. LTD
- Client: Shanghai East Bund Investment (Group) Co.Ltd
- Cost: 5,200,000 RMB
- City: Shanghai
- Country: China
Text description provided by the architects. The Minsheng Ferry Station is located at the end of Minsheng Rd, north to the Huangpu River and west to the Xinhua greenspace. The site can be accessed from Minsheng Wharf Waterfront through Huimin Bridge. As an infrastructure which connects transportation between the two coasts and an important landscape intersection along the Huangpu River, the design integrates architecture with the landscape while separating ferry passengers and slow traffic flow from three-line connection through two levels of different functions.
In total 9 meters tall and 645 square meters, the building is divided into two levels: the lower level serves as ferry waiting area and service zone which direct the flows of passengers to the ferry, while the upper level serves as facilities for the connecting open space. the building is covered by stainless mesh net on the top as landscape installations which render the building monumental at night through various lighting techniques.
The station lobby is opened towards south and north with skylights to bring natural lighting to the narrow space underneath. Ticket office and public restroom are placed west to the lobby. The lower lever with 5.5 meters high, is totally covered by the strolling platform.
The upper level connecting open space with a fabulous view towards Huangpu River. The canopy utilizes steel structure and stainless mesh net to create a lightness and fascinating geometrical form, as an important intersection at western end of Huimin Bridge. Vines and vegetation provides shading for leisure and activities in the platform.
As infrastructure carrying for water transportation, Minsheng Ferry Station along with surrounding open space bring various recreation experience to the waterfront visitors.