Case study The new Asian city

von Gerkan Marg and Partners, Lingang New City, China

Total project area 28 mi2 (74 km2)

Client Shanghai Harbor City Development (Group) Co Ltd/Bao Tieming

Architect gmp (von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners)

Design Meinhard von Gerkan

Accepting and overcoming the planning and building challenges posed by modern China, while working at a fast pace and at exceptional scales—as well as contributing both economically and culturally, the German practice von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners (gmp) has worked on more than 200 design projects in the past few years.

The current transformation of Chinese society, including the immense pressures caused by rural migration into the big cities and the increasing industrialization of ...

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