[memory] architecture can be read: once the “Bund first floor”, now it has become a new landmark of art!


When you visit the Bund complex by the Huangpu River, you can’t miss the Asian building known as “Bund 1”

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It becomes a landscape in the architectural complex with its square, calm and simple temperament

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Because its house number is Bund No.1, and it is located at the corner of Zhongshan East Road No.1 and Yan’an East Road, it is the southernmost starting point of Shanghai Bund building complex, a national key cultural relics protection unit, and the reputation of Bund No.1 comes from it

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Today, let’s learn about its past and present life

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In 1913, McBain company invested in the construction of this building, so it was also called “macbian building” by homonym at that time

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Later, it was renamed Asia building because in 1917, the building was purchased by Asia fire oil company, and fire oil was a widely used daily necessities, so the name of “macbian building” was gradually replaced by “Asia Building”

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The building is 8 storeys high (7 storeys when it was first built and 1 storey was added in 1939), with a construction area of 11723 square meters

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The building adopts the neoclassical architectural style

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The plane of the building presents a “back” shape, which makes the building like a shaft wall

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The outside of each floor is surrounded by offices, and the inside is a spacious corridor

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There are 2 meters high steel windows for lighting and ventilation, making the air convection smooth and the light bright

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In addition, the facade base of the building is decorated with granite, and the two entrances in the East and South are equipped with arc-shaped Broken Hill lintels supported by Ionian style double columns

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With curved surface, curve, break, density and other techniques, the concave convex undulation and sense of movement of the facade and space are highlighted, and the visual effect is magnificent and magnificent

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Looking up at the third to fifth floors of the building, the inward sunken part is the Baroque corridor type inner balcony, which is surrounded by semicircular iron bars; in addition, the concave arc corner in the southeast of the building adds three-dimensional effect and vortex shape changes to the building

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From 2018 to 2019, in order to better serve the public, the Asia building was renovated as a whole

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For the exterior wall, the classic granite face brick masonry is retained, and the large-area cleaning of the granite on the exterior wall, especially the column, mountain flower, door and window cover, eaves and other decorative line base, is carried out to repair the local damaged parts in a small range

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The deformed and warped steel doors and windows were corrected in a unified way

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After the frame material turned white, the antirust paint was applied again, and then the glass and hardware were installed and supplemented

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The appearance of the building was as old as before, but it took on a new look

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In the interior part, the atrium is re arranged reasonably

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According to the design drawings, steel windows of the original model and grid style are supplemented

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At the same time, the interior facade is decorated with wall GRG to make decorative components such as columns, door and window sleeves, eaves line feet, etc., so as to restore the whole effect of neoclassicism in the atrium

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There are seven modes of floodlighting in the atrium to meet the needs of different scenes

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For the protective repair of indoor stairs, professional manufacturers are required to fire substitutes according to the size, material, color and style of the original red clay brick steps and mosaic floor, and repair the damaged parts locally, so as to restore the original style of stairs as far as possible

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The restored Asia building has once again turned into a Jushi International Art Center

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It often holds various exhibitions from time to time

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The public can enjoy the exhibitions and read the architecture from a short distance at the same time

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Shanghai Telecom museum was built in 1921

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With precious historical materials, rich objects and various display methods, the museum restores the historical appearance and deduces the 140 year long development process of China’s telecom industry

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Address: No.34, Yan’an East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai opening hours: individual, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30-12:00 a.m

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(11:00 stop entry), 13:00-16:30 p.m

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(16:00 stop entry); group, from Tuesday to Friday, must make an appointment five working days in advance, and the opening hours of national holidays will be announced separately

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Reservation telephone: 333111222

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The Bund historical memorial is located in a circular exhibition hall in Huangpu Park

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It uses modern multimedia means to display the vicissitudes of the Bund in the past century through digital photo frame, projection, touch screen, e-book, picture and image data

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Address: no.475, Zhongshan East 1st Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai opening hours (during the epidemic): from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 (stop entering the museum at 11:00), 13:30 to 16:30 (stop entering the museum at 16:00) reservation telephone: 53089124 tour routes around the Bund, Asian building → Shanghai Telecom Museum → HSBC building → Peace Hotel → Bund source roaming Shanghai style art Visit Asia Building → Bund No.18 → Jushi Art Museum → Bund Art Museum (under decoration) → Lanxin Art Museum: review of the past: let the ancient villages radiate the vitality of the times! The story of Guangfulin is long and charming

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