The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is located on the People's Square. It covers an area of over 3,600 square meters (4,306 square yards) and rises 43 meters (142 feet) high. There are five floors above the ground and two underground. It opened to the public in 2000.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall was built to show the achievement of the city planning and construction. It has many functions, such as exhibition, reference, research, communication, recreation and entertainment. The main body of the building covers Shanghai's development from ancient times to the present and beyond. The theme of this building is 'City, People, Environment and Development'.
History & Background
There is a city model made to a scale of 1/500. The appearance of the old streets in the 1930s reminds people to think of the old passing days in Shanghai. The view of a future Shanghai is presented with high technology such as virtual reality and fantasy-view magic vision. The big city planning lifelike model displays for you the city's vista of the future.
The design and style of the main building add beauty to the surrounding environment. Its designers borrowed their inspiration from traditional Chinese city gates, and follow the Chinese aesthetic ideal which emphasizes central symmetry and incorporates the traditional with a modern flair. The top of the building is designed in the shape of a white magnolia - the flower of Shanghai. The design of the building was awarded the "White Magnolia Cup" and China 'Luban Cup', the top Chinese award in architectural construction.
Since its opening, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall has received many visitors from home and abroad, including Chinese leaders. Through years of development, it has become a base for national science education, patriotism education and environment protection education, and also a profession training base. Due to its multiple functions, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is regarded as a window for Shanghai to communicate with the outside world.
CNY 30 for admission; Extra CNY 40 needed for special exhibitions inside.
CNY 20 for audio guide machine rental (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese)
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday; ticket selling stops at 16:00
Closed on Monday unless it's a public holiday
Duration：6 - 8 hours
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