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CNN: Trend Hunter Referenced in Feature About the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal

— January 24, 2011 — About
Trend Hunter was recently referenced on CNN within a feature about the soon-to-be completed Shanghai International Cruise Terminal.

Though much dispute has occurred in regards to the terminal's colorful appearance, Shanghai residents cannot deny that this piece of architecture is a great step towards a greener future due to its sustainable properties.

The terminal has already been the butt of jokes, mostly by bloggers knocking its cartoonish contours, child-friendly candy colors and ill-planned location.

The local blog Shanghaiist called it an “architectural horror” and trendhunter.com likened it to “Eggchitecture.”


Click here to check out the full article on CNN!

Trend Themes
1. Colorful Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to incorporate vibrant colors and unconventional designs in architectural projects.
2. Sustainable Properties - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative building materials and technologies that contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
3. Criticism and Controversy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create platforms or solutions that address and mitigate the negative impact of public criticism on architectural projects.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionize the architectural industry with unconventional designs, sustainability-focused solutions, and improved perception management strategies.
2. Construction and Building Materials - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop eco-friendly construction materials and technologies that align with sustainable architecture trends.
3. Online Media and Blogging - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create innovative blogging platforms or media strategies that either leverage or mitigate the power of public opinion in shaping architectural perceptions.
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