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Waitanyuan Shanghai | OMA


Waitanyuan on the Bund encompasses 14 buildings with diverse styles that demonstrate the evolution of modern Shanghai. The paramount spirit of Waitanyuan is the evolution from the historic fabric of buildings and streetscapes from the early 20th century to a sophisticated cultural and fashionable landmark in the 21st century.


The still ongoing renovation of Shanghai’s Waitanyuan area aims to draw more innovators and artists while preserving its historic buildings in the Huangpu District. Waitanyuan literally “the origin of the Bund” – a 1.6-square-kilometer area cut through by Beijing Road East – is studded with famous buildings such as the old British Consulate the Union Church, and the Fairmont Peace Hotel.


In 2005 Yeh worked and lived in Shanghai for 2 years. In collaboration with Screampoint and together with the main China business partner of OMA* Mister Ole Scheeren, she worked on this project to draft urban plans and architecture visualizations.


Architectural Design, Sketch Urban Planning, Retail Consulting.


*OMA is the Office for Metropolitan Architecture run by Rem Koolhaas, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.