teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultra-technologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab.
teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical form and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.
Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on the Huangpu riverfront, occupying a former industrial site. It is a protected wetland park with ecological flood control. It was built with reclaimed industrial structures and materials, and a restorative strategy to treat water pollution. Previously a steel factory and shipyard, some parts of the structures remain, and the agricultural landscaping makes for a nice stroll upstream through the meandering valleys of the wetlands and the “hanging gardens”.
Pudong Library is a public library in the new Pudong District, adjacent to the China Executive Leadership Academy. The hexagonal building rises up six floors with two storeys underground, giving the building a floating effect. The Pudong Library is a haven for everyone; the interiors is a full open space, ideal for anyone seeking a quiet space with an extensive collection of books of different genres and a place to quietly reflect and contemplate on life.
Museum of Art Pudong (MAP) is located in the heart of riverside area. Construction began in 2017 and opened to the public in July 2021. MAP is built and managed by Lujiazui Group and designed by renowned French architect and the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Jean Nouvel. The curators’ focus is introducing world-class artists and exhibitions to Shanghai, as well as grooming domestic artists, facilitating insightful dialogue and exchanges between the international and local art communities. It is slated to be the new cultural landmark in Shanghai, spotlighting Shanghai's arts and culture scene.
Located in an old Wharf, a local art collective opened this glass art and creative studio for art lovers to explore the possibility of creating their own masterpieces.
Ms.Sue is an atelier and retail store of accessories. You can try your hand at jewellery making and customise your own pair of silver rings.
Whether it's for a birthday or team-building outing, a DIY cake is always a good idea. Misscat Bakery Studio provides a full range of baking materials and equipment, guided by their experienced baking instructors, anyone can create delightful and creative desserts and cakes.
This warm and inviting art studio sees itself as the liminal “safe space” between home and work. Ceramic art is said to soothe the impetuous heart, and the art of painting allows one to experience the wonders and beauty of life.
TSUTAYA BOOKS is the biggest bookstore chain in Japan and this is their first China outpost. Located
in Columbia Circle, a 96-year-old Columbia Country Club, a historical building built in 1924, designed by American architect Elliott Hazzard. The former stomping ground for expatriates in Shanghai has been given a new lease of life, now frequented by arts and culture enthusiasts.
The Tai Koo Li Qiantan is a 120,000 square meters shopping complex jointly developed by Swire Group and Lujiazui Group in Pudong. The open plan layout and interconnected alleys are reminiscent of Shanghai’s cultural vibe. The expansive mixed use development houses over 200 retail stores, including dining outlets, recreational lifestyle concept stores, and an experiential Wellness store.
Crystal Plaza is located in the heart of the New Bund, Qiantan Pudong Shanghai. Built with environmentally progressive principles, Crystal Plaza is a stone’s throw from the waterfront park along the Huangpu River, it encapsulates “green urban living”, creating a vibrant and active social community in the area.
This eponymous contemporary French bistro is housed in a historical villa in Xinhua Road. The kitchen is helmed by chef Nicholas Le Bec, who had a two Michelin stars restaurant in Lyon. Villa Le Bec is known for its authentic classic French cuisine and signature dishes include Provence crispy frog leg, braised beef cheeks in red wine, and the paté en croute.
Fu 1039 is a fine dining Shanghainese restaurant located in a colonial villa in the French concession. The interiors and 19th-century vintage furniture transports one back to the belle époque of Shanghai. The local dishes are presented with a Western flair, providing a unique dining experience.
Located in the trendy hotspot Taikang Ting - the arts and crafts enclave of renovated traditional Shanghai houses, Plump Oyster Bar serves a premium selection of fresh oysters from around the world, paired with exquisite wines and bar snacks. Take in the spectacular city views of Shanghai from the rooftop terrace and enjoy the ambience over light jazz music.
Kam Hui is a “secret canteen” where the well-heeled and trendy locals dine. The Teppanyaki restaurant is a feast for the five senses. Chefs serve up premium ingredients cooked à la minute in front of the guests. A variety of private dining rooms are available along with a private chef for each party – perfect for business dinners or family gatherings. The restaurant’s outdoor terrace is perfect for private cocktail parties hire.