The Minsheng Ferry Station is located at the end of Minsheng Rd., north to the Huangpu River and west to the Xinhua greenspace. The site can be accessed from Minsheng Wharf Waterfront through Huimin Bridge. As an infrastructure which connects transportation between the two coast and an important landscape intersection along the Huangpu River, the design integrates architecture with the landscape while separating ferry passengers and slow traffic flow from three-line connection through two levels of different functions. In total 9 m tall and 645 sqm, the building is divided into two levels: the tower level servers as ferry waiting zone and service area which directs the flows of passengers to the ferry, while the upper level serves as facilities for the connecting open space.
The building is covered by stainless mesh net on the top as landscape installations which render the building monumental at night through various lighting techniques.
The station lobby is opened towards south and north with skilights to bring natural lighting to the narrow space underneath. Ticket office and public restroom are placed west to the lobby. The lower lever with 5,5 m high, is totally covered by the strolling platform. The upper level connecting open space with a fabulous view towards Huangpu River. The canopy utilizes steel structure and stainless mesh net to create a lightness and fascinating geometrical form, as an important intersection at western end of Huimin Bridge. Vines and vegetation provides shading for leisure and activities in the platform.
As infrastructure carrying for water transportation, Minsheng Ferry Station along with surrounding open space bring various recreation experience to the waterfront visitors.
Name: Minsheng Ferry Station
Location: Pudong District, Shanghai
Type: transportation infrastructure
Scale: 645 sqm
Design stage: 2016-2018
Construction stage: 2017-2019
Design: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects
Design principal: Liu Yuyang
Project leader: Wang Jue
Concept scheme: Chen Zhuoran, Wu Yaping, Xue Haiqi, Wen Lianghan (intern)
Development design: Chen Zhuoran, Chen Han, Lin Yilin, He Yining (intern)
Site architect: Wan Jue
Client: Shanghai East Bund Investment (Group) Co., Ltd
Structure consultant: Structure and Architecture Office
LDI & Structure: Shanghai China Communications Water Transportation Design&Research Co., Ltd, Shanghai Oriental architectural design and Research Institute Co., Ltd
Contractor: Shanghai Hydraulic Engineering Group Co., Ltd, Shanghai
Main material: washed stone, concrete, steel, stainless mesh net, glass
Cost: 5,900,000 RMB