Baoshan Long Beach Winder TowerShanghai
Design Achievement - Poised at the gateway to Shanghai and mainland China, a world-class waterfront development will bring urban renewal to Baoshan, transforming an aged maritime dock into a vibrant lifestyle hub – Long Beach Observation Tower Zone. Its creation symbolizes a future state of hope and brightness for the Baoshan community: a marker of ideas to come and the start of a new story. DLR Group's design engages and integrates the existing residential and commercial fabric into a prominent, mixed-use development featuring an iconic tower seen 590 feet in the sky above. The project has a focus on civic and commercial functions, with a museum and exhibition facility, observation tower, wedding and event space, offices, a hotel, and a world-class concert hall. As it celebrates the new and commemorates the past, articulations within the site seamlessly integrates the surrounding parkways, waterfront boardwalks, roadways and homes.
Scope Summary - Encompassing 1,217,505 SF on 6.9 acres, the Baoshan Long Beach Observation Tower Zone will include a tower, museum, office building, retail and hotel. In addition to creating an iconic landmark on the shoreline, the tower will serve a variety of functions, offering amenities for unforgettable ceremonies and events, breathtaking views of the waterfront and nearby cruise terminal, and unique dining experiences. Given its vital link between the waterfront paseo and extensive green belt to the South, the Master Plan intricately ties together the open spaces and architecture – providing a seamless connection to the urban functionalities of this vibrant development. Seeking a number of energy efficient solutions in site development, building design, and systems, this project will serve as a catalyst to future sustainable developments in Baoshan and Greater Shanghai. Additionally, the scope includes a concert hall located on the north side of the site, between the hotel and observation tower. The 80 ft high, 4-level building includes a main auditorium that provides 702 seats, retail spaces open to the sunken plaza, exhibition spaces, and underground parking. DLR Group is providing planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and interior design.