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Minhang Riverfront Regeneration
by Spark Architects

Spark Architects

Spark Architects designed the Minhang Riverfront Regeneration in Shanghai, China.

This project is the regeneration of the Minhang riverfront and is the initial phase of Spark Architects' master plan for upgrading Shanghai's Minhang district.

Formerly a decrepit and overgrown waterway fronted by low-grade industrial warehouses and disused utilities, the riverfront's focus is now recreational with a vibrant mix of commercial, technology and institutional uses.

The 750m-long regenerated riverfront is formed by continuous green ribbons for walking, jogging and cycling combined with three new pedestrian bridges that connect the residential, education and business communities together.

The Minhang Riverfront Regeneration project encapsulates exactly how urban open space can be a key factor in civic regeneration and social sustainability.


This project has been longlisted in the landscape project category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Spark Architects

Project: Minhang Riverfront Regeneration

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