In the middle of Shanghai’s commercial district, the flagship store of the Ports 1961 fashion label now appears in a striking new look: the UUfie architecture studio has developed a three-dimensional tiered façade of matte-white glass bricks. Situated among the neighbouring skyscrapers and flanked by a busy intersection, this structure is meant to remind passers-by of an iceberg floating in the ocean.
Architect: UUfie, Toronto
Location: Changde Road, Shanghai, China
Client: Ports 1961
Usable space: 1145 m²
Completion: April 2015
General contractor: J. Gartner & Co. (HK) Ltd.
Project management: Yabu Pushelberg
Engineering (Façade): T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie