A River Runs Through It

Even before Shanghai was the city as we know it today, the Huangpu River has served an important role in the lives of the people here. And as the city continues its march to modernity, we cannot lose sight of this most distinct feature, says architect Jacques Ferrier, designer of the 21-K waterfront project that allows pedestrians to get right up to the water’s edge and experience the timeless flow that runs through the heart of Shanghai.