Former Shanghai airport transforms into park
Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Shanghai’s former Longhua Airport has been transformed into a sustainable riverfront park, with design that pays homage to its aviation past.
Located in the Xuhui Riverfront Area, Longhua Airport was once Shanghai’s only civilian airport and operated from 1948 until its closure in 2011. Global design firm Sasaki has converted the original runway of the former airport into a 1,830-metre-long linear park, divided into a series of smaller gardens and planted areas connected via concrete pathways.