Located on Jiaozhou Road and the northern side of Nanjing Road, URBN was designed by Scott Barrack and Jules Kwan, who purport to offer visitors to Shanghai some insights into the local lifestyle. The design is characterized by a combination of Chinese culture and modern elements. In addition to the concept of “carbon neutral”, the hotel is committed to branding itself as a green hotel. All of its building materials are recycled woods and bricks. Even its main structure was remodeled based on the previous building at the site. Apart from that, environmentally-friendly plans were carried out in the construction of the hotel, incorporating the use of solar skylights, rain reservoirs and a water-based air conditioning system. URBN Shanghai is doing all these in the hope of setting a good example of how to be environmentally-friendly.
URBN Shanghai and China Association of Low Carbon have come to an agreement, branding URBN as the first low carbon hotel in China. The concept of “carbon neutral” advocates reducing harmful gas and carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency, developing gas collecting technology, and by wielding the power of solar energy, bio-energy and water energy.
Nearby Attractions: Shanghai Center, Jing’an Park, Jing’an Temple, Shanghai Expo Center, Henglong Square