With the design of the Huishan North Bund, EE&K has introduced a new approach to large scale waterfront development to China’s financial center and most dynamic metropolis. EE&K approach centered on creating an active waterfront program for the water’s edge and focusing the development’s mixed-use development program around a series of high quality public environments, including two marinas. To prevent a monotonous “project”-like atmosphere, EE&K gave each building a unique design identity. Upon its completion in 2011, Huishan North Bund will become the centerpiece of the ongoing transformation of Shanghai’s Huangpu River waterfront into a post-industrial era and the anchor for the redevelopment of the City’s long neglected port district. Huishan North Bund’s 320,000 square meter development program includes commercial office space, Shanghai’s new shipping exchange and trading hall, retail, and parking.