Yang Shu Pu Power Plant Adaptive Reuse

  • Area

    • 820,000 ft²

Design Achievement - The Yang Shu Pu Power Plant is situated on the western bank of the Huangpu River. Decommissioned in 2010, It was the first power plant built in China and is one of the oldest coal fired power plants in the world. DLR Group's design for the plant's redevelopment uses an aggressive adaptive reuse strategy to realize a net-zero mixed-use campus. This will fulfill the client's goal of demonstrating a commitment to sustainable urban growth in Shanghai and their mission to be a leader in providing clean energy. The masterplan repurposes select facilities to serve as historical anchor points for the site and creates new parks and pedestrian-oriented open spaces interwoven with new office, commercial, and cultural buildings.

Scope Summary - The master plan for Yang Shu Pu encompasses a 250,000 square meter net-zero campus. The program includes office high- and mid-rise buildings; street-front, podium, and kiosk retail; hotel; museum and exhibition centers; R&D facilities and labs; lecture and auditorium space; and a marina. Sustainable design emphasizes energy performance to achieve net-zero operations through passive design strategies, efficient systems, and on-site renewables. A core design strategy is the adaptive reuse of original plant structures into visible icons of energy conservation. DLR Group provided master planning, site planning, and integrated architecture and engineering design services.

See the scope and intent of the first full design iteration.

Yang Shu Pu Power Plant Adaptive Reuse

Shanghai Electric Power Co. Ltd