Shanghai is the city of modern architecture par excellence, and as such boasts the Urban Planning Exhibition Centre. The museum, in the People's Square, is entirely white adorned with a magnolia blossom - the symbol of Shanghai.
The history of Shanghai is presented on the first floor. Then, make the leap in time to 2020 - a futuristic vision of Shanghai is represented by a model. The Yangshan Deep Water Port, Dongtan Ecopolis, the new city of Luchao, the Bionic Tower are all present in the Shanghai of tomorrow. However, the city's past has not been neglected either in an exhibition of photography showing the atmosphere of the city in the 30's with the opium bars, brothels and the mafia…
Photo credits: © Meet in Shanghai
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
100, Renmin Dadao
Place du Peuple