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Wood walls and wood ceilings also play a leading role in one of the planet's great cities: Shanghai. With a population of more than 20 million, the big Chinese city enjoys a golden moment after the celebration of the 2010 Expo and the incredible urban growth of recent years, with more than 4,000 skyscrapers built since 1990 —an average of 200 a year!

After our virtual tours of London, Paris and Mexico City, we now discover Shanghai, a city that combines tradition and modernity, where wood walls, wood ceilings, and inner linings made of materials such as bamboo find their place among the glass skyscrapers.

These are some of our findings in our virtual tour of Shanghai:


1. Inner linings made of wood at the Camper showroom in Shanghai, created by Neri&Hu, the stars of modern Chinese design.

2. The beautiful use of bamboo in the wood walls, wood ceilings and inner linings of the Shanghai Floating Tea House.

3. The wood ceilings and wood walls of the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

4. The oak wood walls of the spectacular Johnnie Walker House in Shanghai's French Quarter

5. The inner linings made of bamboo in the administration building of the North Shanghai Gas Company

6. Wood projects like the VUE BAR on the top floor of the Hyatt Hotel on the Bund on the banks of the River Huang Pu

7. The wood ceilings and bars and wood walls of the Mercato restaurant.

8. Some models of the Shanghai Urban Planning Centre: small wood projects for large architectural projects

9. The wood doors and wood ceilings of the original 19-room boutique hotel, the Waterhouse.

10. The original wood ceilings of the Shanghai Film Museum


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- Wood ceilings, or ceilings with wood panelling for public and community service buildings

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