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(Rémi Ferrand)

Shanghai’s European Suburbs

Chinese urban planners are building new towns with a foreign flair, each mimicking architecture from Europe’s storied cities

Spanish Town

Spanish town Shanghai
(Rémi Ferrand)

An area near 600-year-old Fengcheng has been transformed into Spanish Town, modeled after modernist Barcelonan buildings and designed by architect Marcia Codinachs, though the town, originally a coastal fort, keeps its ancient stone wall and moat. The new residents, up to 72,000 of them, will be employees of local manufacturers.

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