• Project CodeCMPTN
  • Project NameShanghai Future Park
  • LocationShanghai, China
  • ArchitectStudio Link-Arc
  • Developer/OwnerShanghai Zhangjiang Group Co., Ltd
  • TypeCultural / Community
  • Square Footage+1,000,000 sqft
  • StatusCompetition - Shortlisted

The entry for the Zhangjiang Future Park competition called for over 1,000,000 sqft of park and community space, a performing arts center, an exhibition and gallery space, a library, and an athletic center, creating a new hub of civic and urban life for the region. The design creates a series of interconnected zones that are unified and sheltered by a unique, lightweight roof structure. The roof extends and withdraws over areas based on its major programmatic element and creates distinction between the three civic spaces, a Sport Park, Culture Park, and Riverbank Park.

Additional Information
Büro Ehring was tasked with providing structural engineering services for this new roof canopy portion of the proposal. Spanning nearly 3 football stadiums, Büro Ehring proposed using nearly 6’-0” tapered built-up steel sections for the canopy members. Büro Ehring utilized advanced FEM analysis models to design and size the complex roof canopy, and provided detailing design on the various connections between the roof members.

Expertise Caption
Structural Design, Complex Geometries, Advanced Structural Analysis, Structural Optimization