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Sculptural partitions shape blue-tinged interior of Taste of Dadong restaurant in Shanghai

May 8, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Curved partitions inside blue restaurant

Huge curving walls divide the blue-lit dining spaces inside this restaurant in Shanghai, designed by Chinese studio AD Architecture. Conceived by AD Architecture to deliver an “emotional”, dream-like dining experience, Taste of Dadong is steeped in an inky-blue light that seeps from LED panels in the walls and hidden strip lighting in the ceiling. Carving

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Linehouse designs Shanghai restaurant informed by New Wave art movement

February 18, 2022 Christina Yao 0
Linehouse restaurant in Shanghai

Design studio Linehouse has filled a restaurant in a Shanghai art museum with mirrors and arched details informed by eastern and western art and design. Located inside the UCCA Edge museum, the New Wave by Da Vittorio restaurant was named after the original UCCA museum’s opening exhibition The New Wave Art Movement, which also set the

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A snaking Shanghai bridge features in today’s Dezeen Weekly newsletter

January 27, 2022 Karen Anderson 0

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features a bridge that incorporates spaces for play, rest and planting. Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) created a bridge connecting two areas of wetland across Shanghai’s Yuandang Lake. The 586-metre-long bridge for cyclists and pedestrians is a “hybrid structure”, blending architecture, infrastructure and landscape with the existing

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BAU designs winding bridge in China as a “hybrid” of landscape and infrastructure

January 20, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Aerial view of bridge over Yuandang Lake

A snaking bridge that incorporates spaces for play, rest and planting connects two areas of wetland across Shanghai’s Yuandang Lake, in this project by Brearley Architects + Urbanists. The China and Australia-based Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) designed the 586-metre beam bridge for cyclists and pedestrians as a “hybrid structure”, blending architecture, infrastructure and landscape

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Drone video showcases exterior of 1,000 Trees by Heatherwick Studio

January 19, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
View of 1,000 Trees in Shanghai

This drone video captures the exterior of 1,000 Trees, a shopping centre in China that Thomas Heatherwick’s studio designed to resemble a greenery-covered mountain. Recently opened in Shanghai, the building is covered with 1,000 structural columns that Heatherwick Studio has turned into planters for over 1,000 trees and 250,000 plants. In the video, the planters

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“We all need places that trigger a response” says Thomas Heatherwick

January 13, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
1,000 Trees shopping centre

With Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial 1,000 Trees project recently opening in Shanghai, the British designer told Dezeen why he believes the top of structural columns is “the best possible place” to plant trees in this exclusive interview. Heatherwick designed the project to be a distinctive shopping centre that he hopes will become the “heart of a

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Thomas Heatherwick unveils 1,000 Trees shopping centre in Shanghai

January 12, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
1,000 Trees shopping centre in Shanghai

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled a plant-covered shopping centre in Shanghai, China, that incorporates over 1,000 trees and 250,000 plants. Named 1,000 Trees to reference its planting, the nine-storey building was designed to resemble a greenery-covered mountain. Located alongside the M50 art district and the Suzhou Creek, the block officially opened to the public last

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Heatherwick Studio’s 1,000 Trees opens in Shanghai

December 28, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Heatherwick Studio's 1,000 Trees Tian An project

The first section of the plant-covered 1,000 Trees development, designed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio, has officially opened in Shanghai, China. Described as “Shanghai’s Hanging Gardens of Babylon”, the mixed-use development features up to 1,000 pillars, each with a tree planted on top. It was designed by Heatherwick for developer Tian An. The first

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MVRDV creates jade-coloured Bulgari storefront from recycled champagne bottles

December 16, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Bulgari Shanghai

Architecture studio MVRDV took cues from the glamour of art deco architecture when creating the jade-coloured facade of the Bulgari Shanghai store. Incorporating recycled champagne and beer bottles, the facade wraps Bulgari Shanghai, which is located at the Shanghai Plaza 66 shopping centre. The Shanghai store, which was the third designed by the studio for the Italian

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UNStudio and Nihon Sekkei unveil Shanghai Jiuguang Center

December 13, 2021 Dezeen staff 0

Dezeen promotion: UNStudio and Nihon Sekkei have created a semi-enclosed commercial complex in Shanghai, which comprises stacked blocks of different shapes and materials arranged around a courtyard. Located within the inner ring of north Shanghai, adjacent to Daning Park, the newly opened Shanghai Jiuguang Center includes a shopping mall, a department store and twin office

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