Main Exhibition Artworks

Culture Enlightens the City

Today’s society demands more humanity in cities. Changing the emphasis on economic value to cultural values, the government is responding to the innate demand of the public. The city is not only a collection of physical spaces, but also a spiritual paradise of mankind. With the theme “Culture Enlightens the City”, the constructions of cultural facilities in Pudong, intent to suture the city cultural network, so that the cultural sites on both banks can simultaneously provide multi-faceted, multi-angled services to fulfill the spiritual needs of the people of Shanghai. New cultural buildings can provide the public with a shared platform which is more concentrated while inclusive, at the same time, deliver to the world a metropolitan image of Shanghai with economic leaps and charm of culture.


Pudong New Area Bureau of Planning and Land Resources;
Shanghai Municipal Ad of Culture, Radio, Film and TV;
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects;
David Chipperfield Architects;
Rurban Studio, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.;
Atelier Li Xinggang, China Architecture Design & Research Group Co., Ltd.;
Snøhetta; O’ Donnell + Tuomey Architects;
Scenic Architecture Office;
Original Design, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.;