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RMJM has been awarded second place in an international design competition for Shanghai’s Jinshan Coastal Area. Submitted by RMJM Shanghai, the design strives to create a Maritime City for Shanghai. Located along a 7km long stretch of Shanghai’s shoreline; the beach, harbour, and bay elements of the project combine together to create a leisure-oriented shore coastal development.

The design provides year-round sightseeing opportunities while also allowing the public to enjoy the commercial aspects and explore the bay. The project’s design is inspired by a range of natural elements, including the grace of the pearl, prosperity of the plantain, and the romance of the four-leaf clover.

Jinshan Coastal area
An aerial render of the Jinshan Coastal Area

To ensure the area retains a kind of organic unity, the design maintains a cohesive interaction between the port and the city where one influences the other. The more coordinated the development is between the two, the stronger the degree of association.

With modern progression and strengthening of industrial, transportation developments, marine technology and international economic ties, the old port grew more prosperous.

These factors promote the growth of the city as the port provides favourable conditions for urban development.

Shanghai’s Jinshan Coastal Area key stats:

  • Location: Shanghai, Jinshan District
  • Client: Shanghai Jinshan District Government
  • Service: Urban Design of Coastal Shoreline
  • Scale: Site Area 580 hectares

Jinshan Coastal area