南外滩金融中心,上海 | SOM


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Realizing the potential of a key riverfront site, our urban design employs a unique approach to historic preservation and redevelopment to create a destination for commerce and culture.

打造独一无二的滨江盛景   Transforming a singular riverfront site


SOM’s design for the South Bund Financial Center envisions a dynamic renewal of one of the last remaining areas along the South Bund that has not yet been redeveloped. At this key location, just north of the landmark Nanpu Bridge, and with connections to the river promenade, the South Bund Financial Center is poised to become a thriving part of Shanghai’s contemporary riverfront.

与上海的其他改造项目相比,我们的总体规划更注重历史遗址保护与新兴建筑之间的微妙平衡。SOM的方案最大程度地保留了场地内的文保建筑,同时将新兴的办公业态悬浮于文保建筑之上,打造了功能混合、充满活力的文化和商业目的地,充分挖掘了南浦滨江区域的潜能。 项目也将成为国内工业遗址保护和改造项目的又一个标杆。

In contrast to other redevelopment projects in Shanghai, our masterplan strikes a careful and intentional balance between historic preservation and new construction. The plan aims to retain and preserve historic buildings, while floating new office buildings above them—creating a dynamic mix of uses that will realize the area’s potential to become a commercial and cultural destination. In this way, the project offers a compelling model for how to preserve and redevelop historic industrial sites throughout China.

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聚集人气的宜步街区聚集人气的宜步街区   A pedestrian-focused district with places to gather


The masterplan prioritizes a walkable district by restricting cars to the perimeter of the site. The design of the streets and plazas integrate the old and new buildings into a cohesive district with a distinct sense of place. While historic alleys and industrial buildings define the experience of the waterfront, contemporary office buildings are poised above and staggered to maximize views and daylight. Engineered to create a sense of lightness, the new buildings are cantilevered above the historic waterfront structures.



The design adds to the existing promenade with a series of new platform parks, fully accessible to the public. Perched above the seawall, these elevated terraces offer magnificent views above the riverfront. Elevated walkways, reminiscent of maritime gangways once found along the waterfront, connect the terraces to create a network of shaded public spaces. The terraces can accommodate a range of activities, from fitness classes to weekend markets.

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兼顾历史保护与再开发的平衡   Balancing preservation and redevelopment


The master plan restores the pattern of streets, yards, and alleyways that characterized the historic industrial waterfront. Our team conducted extensive research on the historical buildings located on the site, followed by an assessment of how to best integrate heritage assets into a thriving, contemporary business and recreation district. We adopted a range of strategies, tailored to each building: preservation in place, reconstruction, and architectural transformation. Extraneous and inappropriate infill buildings are removed in order to reinstate the historic alleys. The result is a richly textured district with buildings at a variety of scales, materials, and uses.

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可持续性及韧性开发   A sustainable and resilient development


The team adopted design strategies to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the development and to reinforce health and wellbeing. Each building is connected to the multi-level public realm, enabling easy circulation and encouraging mass transit or bicycle use. Buildings are oriented to allow air flow through the site while shielding from harsh northwestern winds. Historic preservation is an inherently sustainable approach, and retaining and repurposing existing structures minimizes the embodied carbon footprint of the development. New buildings incorporate passive design strategies to shade the interiors and reduce energy needs.


The building facades are designed with vertical fins that cut down on solar heat gain. The facades also incorporate operable panels to allow for fresh air intake. Floor-to-ceiling insulated glass units maximize access to daylight and views. All roof surfaces within the development are designed to mitigate the urban heat island effect with light-reflecting surfaces. They also incorporate absorptive materials to slow rainwater runoff. Photovoltaic panels, positioned around the rooftop mechanical elements, provide renewable energy for the district.

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客户: Shanghai Bund City Investment Development (Group) Co., Ltd

建筑高度: 80 meters

楼层数: 17

总建筑面积: 274,880 square meters

可持续性认证: LEED ND Gold, ND, Gold