The Guardian published a piece on Sasaki’s master plan for revitalizing Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. Following the city's reclamation of the once-polluted waterway, the article finds that Suzhou Creek, which was “once Asia’s most notorious aquatic slum is poised to join the likes of Paris’ Canal St Martin” as a scenic, public waterfront.
Crediting Sasaki and Ross Barney Architects' design for Chicago's wildly successful Riverwalk, the article points to Sasaki's design strength at creating transformative waterfront public spaces in diverse urban contexts. The Suzhou Creek plan encourages new mixed-use development, strengthens connections to transit and nearby cultural destinations, while preserving the historical fabric and architectural gems of Shanghai.
Read the article in full here.