Xujiahui Park

Shanghai, China

Year: 2002

Client: Shanghai Garden Administration Bureau

Awards: 2004: National and Regional Honour Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

Located in the heart of the European concession of the city, this park of more than 70,000 square meters is part of a major urban renewal project undertaken in the year 2000. The general vision for this park emerged from the importance of preserving the most striking feature of Shanghai’s industrial era: the tall and impressive factory chimney. This architectural feature serves as a beacon in the park, recalling the contributions of past generations. The park’s design remains contemporary and international with traces of the city’s past.