If you’ve ever wondered what’s become of Shanghai’s ambitious 2010 World Expo grounds, check out this awesome video shot from a drone flying over the construction site of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ mixed-use master plan.
Shot by photographer Rasmus Daniel Taun for his Danish architecture firm client, the flyover shows the 50,000-square-meter Green Valley construction site located next to the iconic Chinese pavilion on the east bank of the Huangpu River.
Covered by construction cranes and still a far cry from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ beautifully lush renderings, the mixed-use development is slated for completion in 2015. The architects first broke ground on the project in May of last year.
Once completed, the Green Valley development will serve as a central urban development with a mix of residential, office, retail, and restaurant space.
“It will be a green, sustainable landmark for the city and for the entire region,” said Kristian Lars Ahlmark, partner at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. The firm won the bid to design the master plan in a 2012 international competition.
By Lucy Wang