Lujiazui Waterfront Park

McGregor Coxall was shortlisted as one of three finalists in an open international design competition for the 100,000 sqm East Bund Shipyard site.  Located on a 1km stretch of historic waterfront, the site was a focal point of Shanghai ship building for over 130 years. Set on the Huangpu River adjacent to Shanghai’s new business district Luijazhui in Pudong, Xiangsheng Shipyard Park is a post-industrial green space that celebrates the cultural heritage of Chinese manufacturing.

Setting new benchmarks for public realm design, the concept includes a series of innovative strategies in adaptive re-use, access, heritage interpretation and environmentally sustainable design.  Supporting a diverse range of public activities, the park is planned to be an important link in the East Bund riverfront park system. The park melds adaptive reuse of cultural heritage with ecological repair to regenerate an important riverfront with a rich maritime history. The concept contains four distinct river quarters offering a gradient of activity levels and a diverse range of user experiences.

Site Area

9 ha


  • Competition
  • Heritage
  • Open Space
  • Park
  • Public Art
  • Public Domain Strategy
  • Recreation
  • Waterfeature
  • Waterfront
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design [WSUD]