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ULI Shanghai Talk and Tour of the Shanghai Natural History Museum

  • Red Beacon Coffee Shopi 500 West Beijing Road Gate 2, Jing An Sculpture Park Shanghai (map)

This is a ULI Shanghai event.

ULI Shanghai Talk and Tour of the Shanghai Natural History Museum  

ULI Shanghai are pleased to invite you to join a talk on the Shanghai Natural History Museum, followed by a tour. The Shanghai Natural History Museum has been one of the hottest tourist spots since it was newly re-opened and is designed by Perkins+Will, a global architects firm. The 44,517 square meter (479,180 square foot) museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the natural world through the display of more than 10,000 artifacts from all seven continents. The overall shape and building organization was inspired by the nautilus shell, one of the purest geometric forms found in nature. The building includes exhibit spaces, a 4D theater, an outdoor exhibit garden, and a 30-meter tall atrium that welcomes visitors with an abundance of natural light filtered through a striking glass wall inspired by the cellular structure of plants and animals. 
Mr. James Lu, Principal, Managing Director, China,  Perkins+Will, will lead the talk and share the design concept and highlights of the museum. While one expert  from the construction team of  Shanghai Natural History Museum, will talk about the whole building process of the museum, in which he engaged. After the talk, Mr. James Lu will also lead a  tour through  the museum. 


Tuesday 22 September 22, 2015 | 12:00 - 14.30

Red Beacon Coffee Shop
500 West Beijing Road
Gate 2, Jing An Sculpture Park
Jing An District, Shanghai

Open to ULI Members and Nonmembers

ULI Members - RMB 50 per person
Nonmembers - RMB 100 per person
Including lunch and museum ticket cost

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. RSVPs will be accommodated on a first come first served basis. Seat priority will be given to ULI members. 
Registration deadline: 18 September 2015
If you are unable to register online, please send email to [email protected] with your personal information (company/title/email address/ Mobile number/member type)


James Lu is an experienced architect, urban designer and design practice leader deeply passionate about how design can change the social, natural and physical construct of the world. With more than 16 years of international project experience, James has accumulated expertise across a range of project types and scales. With a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, James has consistently pursued design excellence from graduate school through to his career, with many of his projects recognized by international awards. James Lu has been recognized as a winner in Urban Land Institute's first-ever 40 under 40 competition, which recognizes the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe as determined by a jury of leading ULI members. 
For the past 13 years, James has been based in China where he worked with both international and local clients on high profile projects across the country. His diverse background in both Western and Chinese culture and his bilingual ability make him well-suited to the complex challenges of delivering international-quality works in China. As a leader who aims to inspire, he has been dedicating to building up innovative teams and practices in the firm.

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Harvard-Penn Happy Hour