OPEN Architecture

OPEN Architecture

Beijing, CN


Tank Shanghai

Located on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai’s West Bund—a site with five abandoned aviation fuel tanks and ancillary facilities that once served the historic Longhua Airport—Tank Shanghai gives shape to a new type of contemporary art center that seamlessly combines art, nature and urban life. The project transforms containers of fuel into containers of culture while paying tribute to the site’s industrial past.


Design Year: 2013-2019
Status: Built
Client: Shanghai West Bund Development Group, TANK Shanghai
Program:  Art Galleries, Event Spaces, Restaurant, Café, Live Music Club, Museum Offices and Art Storage
Building Area: 10,845 m²
Site Area: 47,448 m²
Location: West Bund, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Architects: OPEN Architecture
Principal-in-Charge: LI Hu, HUANG Wenjing
Project Team: YE Qing, LUO Ren, Victor QUIROS, ZHOU Tingting, CHEN Xiuyuan,  LI Zhentao, ZHAO Yao, LU Di, JIA Han, ZHANG Yiwen, Steven SHI, ZHOU Xiaochen, HUANG Zhonghan, Laurence CHAN, Cynthia Yurou CUI, YANG Qi, GE Can, GAO Qi, Stephanie LEE, JIN Boan, ZHANG Hao, WANG Mangyuan, YAN Dihua, ZHANG Chang, Tomas KOWALSKY, JIANG Simin
Local Design Institute: Tongji Architectural Design Group
Landscape Design: Beijing EDSA Orient Planning & Landscape Architecture Co., Ltd.
Lighting Consultant: Shanghai Ming Chi Architecture and Engineering Co., Ltd.

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Status: Built
Location: Shanghai, CN