Have a gander at the newest architectural addition to the Bund, bringing yet more artful glitz and glamour to Shanghai’s most scenic section of waterfront property.
Designed by two British architectural firms, Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, the Bund Finance Center has been under construction since 2013. Encompassing 420,000 square meters of prime real estate along the Huangpu River, the development includes a pair of 180-meter towers which contain space for offices, luxury retail and a boutique hotel.
But the obvious standout in the design of the development is the arts and cultural center which boasts a moving, curtain-like series of bronze tubes that are meant to call to mind bamboo. Watch it in action below:
Pretty neat, right? When it was first announced, the architects described the facade as “a moving veil, which adapts to the changing use of the building, and reveals the stage on the balcony and views towards Pudong.”
Check out more images below:
If you’d like to drop by sometime for a look yourself, the Bund Finance Center is directly east of Shanghai’s “Old City,”
[Images via laurian ghinitoiu]
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