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Shanghai, China, Kaifeng

OPEN was invited to take part in a restricted design competition in 2012 to put forward landscape proposals for a major new residential development within Shanghai. OPEN developed a proposal for a news residential park as a setting for the various residential buildings that around 5,000 people will eventually call home.

The residential park drew inspiration from the natural Chinese landscape, and the European influence on areas of Shanghai such as the French Concession. This fusion led to a structured park, with formal settings for buildings giving way to vibrant, naturalistic outlying areas.