13th. May 2017


SHANGHAI FLANEUR Open Walkshop: The South Bund – A New Urban District in the Making

Huangpu River, Shanghai’s lifeline and source of her wealth and glory, connects urban quarters, economic units and people, mirrored in the breathtaking images of its skylines. Through shipping and trading, but also flooding, pollution, or intrusion of pirates from the sea, the river ever since influenced the lives of thousands and nowadays millions of people. New paths along the Huangpu have been developed recently, with more to come in the near future. Architect Fanny Hoffmann-Loss, working for one of the architectural firms that help shaping the new Huangpu riverfront, will introduce you to the history of the river banks and give insights into the world of architecture and future projects.
The tour starts at the Gutzlaff Signal Tower on the Bund, followed by two ferry rides across the river and will end at the Cool Docks for an introduction of the new developments at the South Bund.

Expert: Architect and project manager at the German architectural firm gmp von Gerkan Marg and Partners, Fanny Hoffmann-Loss studied at the Technical University Berlin and at Tongji University Shanghai. Having a strong interest in China, she also studied Mandarin at the Beijing Language Institute in the early 1990s and China studies at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2006, she is working in Shanghai as chief architect and project manager for gmp. As a member of Shanghai Flaneur, Fanny regularly leads study tours and walks for architect professionals, business people, politicians and academics alike. Her interests include city housing, urbanization, highrise buildings, future towns, and mega city development in general. Fanny is a well-versed international citizen: she spent her childhood in Israel, Pakistan, Germany and Greece.

Duration:               14:00 – 17:00
Meeting Point:     Gutzlaff Signal Tower, Zhongshan Lu, near Yan’an East Lu (Chinese address: 外滩信号台, 中山东路近延安东路)
Finishing Point:    Waterhouse Hotel lobby, 1-3 Maojiayuan Rd. (near Waima Rd.) (Chinese address: 上海水舍酒店大堂,毛家园路1-3号,近外马路)
Cost:                        RMB 300 p.p., RMB 250 2nd person, RMB250 p.p. for groups above 3, RMB 180 students