Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest

The concept is bold. To plant a forest of two million trees along the waterfront in China’s most populated city, and increase green space in the centre by 25%.

Designed to snake along the Huangpu River for 21km, the urban woodland acts as a literal breath of fresh air – helping Shanghai improve its air quality and grow into a more sustainable city.

The proposed project invites local schoolchildren to act as custodians of the woods – with new outdoor classrooms and libraries planned alongside sports facilities and scenic pathways.


East Bank Group


Shanghai, China








Antoine Pascal (TTT Architects)

Design team

Jon Hazelwood, Richard Mullane David Tickle, Andrew Wilkinson, Sharon Wright, Ciaran Acton, Hinok Cai, Georgia Darling, Jessica Lock, Richard McRae, Calum Nesbitt, Chong Wang, Della Zhang
21km of urban parkland
2M trees – one for each child
25% more green space
  • International Architecture Award for Urban Planning / Landscape Architecture from the 2018 The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

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