Located in Shanghai, China, Beiganshan International Art Center was designed by Allied Architects International. The International Art Center provides work / live space for Shanghai’s ‘affluent and artistic’ because all units can function as comfortable homes or studios according to the desires of the inhabitants. When bought, the units do not have partitions meaning that they are sold as empty spaces with minimal basic facilities such as bathrooms and fittings for kitchens.
The high-end concrete is used for the exterior finishes. Sleek exposed concrete stand up in contrast to romantic natural features of a lake and a surrounding greenery. With its emphasis on pedestrian environment and majority of car parking underground, the development epitomises the principles of the smart land use which are one of the main objectives of environmental approaches to the smart city growth strategies.