Long Museum West Bund
Long Museum West Bund is located at the bank of Huangpu River in Shanghai, the site of which was used as the wharf for coal transportation. A Coal-Hopper-Unloading-Bridge, which was constructed in the 1950s, is remained with a two-storey underground parking. The new design adopts the cantilever structure featuring “vault-umbrella” with independent walls while the shear walls with free layout are embedded into the original basement so as to be concreted with the original framework structure. Such structure cannot only shield the human body in conformation, moreover, the building’s internal space can also represent a kind of primordial and tameless charm while the spatial dimension, large or small, and the as-cast-finish concrete surface with the seam among moulding boards and the bolt holes bring a sense of reality as well. The directness and simplicity resulting from this “literal” structure, material and space plus the sense of force or lightness because of large-scale overhanging style enables the overall building’s continuation of the industrial property of the original site, not only in time but in space.
- Atelier Deshaus