Moving walls in Shanghai


The Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai employs a unique facade that moves to reveal new spaces in the building’s interior.

This screen design was a collaboration between Foster & Partners, Heatherwick Studio and local engineers form Tongji University. The screen is layered in three tracks with “tassels,” between 2 and 16m in length and symbolic of the traditional Chinese bridal headdress.

The Bund Finance Center is one of eight buildings in new mixed-use development on Shanghai’s waterfront, which links the old town to the financial district.

The development is composed of office space, restaurant, luxury boutiques, a public plaza and the cultural center.

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