Milestones of Development

| ​2008

 Shanghai initiated the "comprehensive development plan along both sides of the Huangpu River," which called for the comprehensive development of the Xuhui waterfront



The Xuhui waterfront Public Open Space project began


May 1, 2010

The Public Open Space was completed and opened to the public


| December 29, 2010

The foundation stone laying ceremony was held for the Shanghai International Aviation Service Center and Shanghai Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Center


| December 21, 2011

The 9th Party Congress of Shanghai's Xuhui District called for the implementation of the "West Bund Culture Corridor" project, advocating "developing cultural industries to drive development"


| July 7, 2012

The Long Museum and the Yuz Museum signed agreements to open facilities in West Bund


| September 30, 2012

The first annual West Bund Music Festival was a resounding success


| December 28, 2012

The Shanghai Xuhui Waterfront Area Comprehensive Development and Construction Management Committee and the Shanghai West Bund Development (Group) Co., Ltd, were established and held their first committee meeting


| April 9, 2013

The Shanghai West Bund Artwork Bonded Development Co., Ltd, was founded


| September 4, 2013

The Shanghai West Bund Media Port Development and Construction Co., Ltd, was founded


| October 20, 2013

The first West Bund Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art was successfully organized


| March 20, 2014

The Shanghai DreamCenter, a flagship project of the West Bund Media Port, was officially launched


| July 28, 2014

Shanghai West Bund Huaquan Enterprise Development Co., Ltd, was founded


| September 25, 2014

The first West Bund Art and Design Fair kicked off at the West Bund Art Center


| December 30, 2014

A signing and launch ceremony was held for the Waterfront U Center


| January, 2015

"The Three-year Action Plan (2015-2017) for Public Space Construction on Both Sides of the Huangpu River" was issued, providing guidance for the comprehensive development of the Xuhui waterfront


| March 27, 2015

The West Bund Art Experts Committee was established


September 8, 2015

The West Bund Culture and Art Pilot Zone began operations


November 2015

The commercial service center of Xuhui Waterfront Economic Development Co., Ltd. was founded, forming a culture-financing hub around the Xietu Rd and Longhua Rd area of the Xuhui waterfront


January 30, 2016

The West Bund Planning and Construction Experts Committee was founded

March, 2016

Mengxiang Qiangyin opens in West Bund


April, 2016

Sotheby’s (Shanghai) Cultural Development Co., Ltd., joined West Bund


May, 2016

The Aike-Dellarco Gallery opened in the West Bund Culture and Art Pilot Zone


July 11, 2016

XuHui Waterfront Builders' Home officially opens


September, 2016

The MadeIn Gallery opens in West Bund


September 4, 2016

ART WEST BUND 2016 promoted art and culture under the slogan, "Come Discover in West Bund"


September 9, 2016

Work began on the Xuhui waterfront section of the 45 kilometer road connecting the banks of the Huangpu River


September 28, 2016

The Rihui Port Footbridge, which connects the Huangpu and Xuhui riverbanks, opens to the public


October 1, 2016

The first West Bund Food Festival commences


November, 2016

ShanghART Gallery joins the West Bund Culture and Art Pilot Zone


November, 2016

The Edouard Malingue Gallery opens in Shanghai's West Bund


November 10, 2016

Global Waterfront Dialogue 2016 is held in West Bund