The city of Jinshan, situated 80km to the south-east of Shanghai, is one of the few seaside resorts of China’s most important metropolis. Its strategic position between the Yangtse Delta and Hangzhou Bay make it a prime candidate for becoming a major tourist destination for the region with a population of 70 million.
The international competition launched by the city authorities in 2015, aims to promote and enhance the attractiveness of the site with the development of a new seafront with modern facilities, and a range of leisure activities.
The area of the zone under consideration totals 580 hectares, and includes the whole of the seafront, 5.7km in length, stretching between two petrochemical plants to the east and west.
In order to succeed in becoming a major tourist attraction for the region, Jinshan must build upon its strengths, and, at the same time, forge a fresh, new identity for itself as an attractive destination. It should, first of all, concentrate its efforts on reinforcing the qualities that set it apart from other destinations such as its coastal location, its beaches and fishing village. It must invest in new tourist and leisure facilities which, in addition to existing sites, help to maintain the lure of the place from one season to the next. Finally, a varied programme of events, attractions, and activities should be offered to attract tourists, and business parties, alike.
– Client : Jinshan district authorities
Project Design Team
– Architect-Urban Planner Landscape: Arte Charpentier Architectes
(Marie-France Bouet, Fernando Castro, Pierre Clément, Andrew Hobson, Nathalie Leroy, Yang Liu, Philippe Ma, Ruoying Ma, Laurène Moraglia, Mingding Pan, Charlotte Picard, Jade Sonet, Carrie Wilbert, Peiyao Zhang, Wenyi Zhou)
– Technical Design Consultants:
Transport and traffic: SYSTRA
Maritime and coastal engineering: CREOCEAN
– Title: Jinshan Seafront
– Address: Jinshan
– Postcode: 201500
– Town: Jinshan
– Area: 580 hectares